For the most part, the new Honest Trailer for the upcoming Emmy Awards is an exercise in punning. While normally tasked with spoofing a single film or series, Screen Junkies went after the entire slate of nominees for Best Drama and Best Comedy this time around, briefly introducing each before landing on a clever, admittedly obvious alt-title. Which prestige drama features Russian spies trying to take down America “by any wigs necessary”? What dark Netflix comedy amounts to a “wacky Room”? And which cyberpunk thriller can be far-too-accurately summed up as Byte Club? (Plus, what’s with these political shows getting one-upped by reality?)
There’s also the matter of Honest Trailers itself, which is a first-time Emmy nominee this year. The video closes with some self-promotion that’s “honest enough to pander directly to you,” though really, the whole thing could easily be construed as some strange, reverse-engineered For Your Consideration reel.