If True Blood has taught fans anything, it's that nothing lasts forever – even immortal vampires.
After seven seasons, the HBO drama died the true death and ended on Sunday after 80 episodes of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, witches and fairies.
Warning: True Blood spoilers ahead for the final time.
Silicon Valley star Zach Woods plays a tech exec turned start-up business developer, but when it comes to using technology in his real life, he would love it if someone could please show him how to delete photos from his smartphone.
"I used my father's email address until I was in college because I didn't know how to set up an email account," Woods, who also stars in USA Network's comedy Playing House, explained to PEOPLE at the Manhattan's Del Close Marathon, where the comedian performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade's annual festival. "I have like a Depression-era grandmother's reaction to technology."
The 29-year-old actor and comedian stars as Jared Dunn on the hit HBO series about six friends trying to make it in the competitive start-up world of Silicon Valley. While finally getting his own email address was what he calls a "monumental moment" in his life, that still hasn't helped him figure out how to work his iPhone.
Her show is certainly polarizing, and she has the public just as torn. But the girl has guts, and the Emmys have recognized that. (She's nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, her third straight nod.)
Girls season 3 saw Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath go through a series of career crises – (spoilers) losing her ebook deal, fired from a job at GQ – and some personal problems with her three besties and boyfriend Adam. Though often criticized as self-centered (which she still was this season), she was also dealt a few harsh reality checks, losing her grandmother and making an important decision about her future.
It's not easy to make a not-so-good person likeable. But as Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black, Kate Mulgrew does it oh so well.
The Irish-American actress, who has a string of successful TV roles under her belt, plays the fierce Russian den mother to many of her prison's younger girls, a woman with a tough exterior who's actually kind of crumbling inside. The role earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.
Raise your hand if you binge-watched Orange Is the New Black season 2. Yep, we're guilty too.
It was impossible to avoid the buzz surrounding the Netflix hit's season 2 debut this summer, and within days most people had lapped up all 13 hour-long episodes – for good reason. It's nominated for outstanding comedy series, and five of its actresses were nominated for Emmys (one, Uzo Aduba, already won for outstanding guest actress) because the show is just that darn good. Its women's prison setting is the perfect place for friendships to form and fizzle, backstabbing (sometimes literal) to occur and characters to have full-on breakdowns. It's hilarious and moving at the same time, towing the line between comedy and drama with moments that make viewers laugh out loud and others that have made me recoil in horror.
Tony Hale of HBO's Veep won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy last year, and deservedly so: As the vice president's worshipful aide, Gary Walsh, he behaves less like a factotum than a highly evolved breed of dog that will fetch, heel, carry handbags and supply comfort food.
To some extent he's a variation on another Hale performance, Buster Bluth of Arrested Development. Buster was a mama's boy who, under circumstances too complicated to go into, lost his hand to a seal.
Suspenseful and crackling good, Netflix's House of Cards, which is nominated for outstanding drama series, is a triumph on so many levels.
It's an expertly serialized workplace/relationship drama about Washington, D.C. that has you rooting for two of the most dastardly characters on TV right now – Francis and Claire Underwood, masterfully played by the Emmy-nominated Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
No one in Frank or Claire's world is the least bit likable, either – a true testament to the work of series creator Beau Willimon, who thinks we prefer our politicians cunning, murderous, and not the least bit trustworthy.
Adam Driver's performance as Adam Sackler shows that Girls isn't just about the girls.
In season 1, he was – let's face it – pretty darn weird. Season 2 gave us more of him, although in some not-so-nice situations with the girl he was dating. But as the boyfriend of Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham), he proved himself to be loyal, loving and the one constant in her somewhat messy life.
It was actually kind of hard to watch Adam pull away from Hannah this season – (spoilers) he got a job on Broadway and began spending more time focusing on work and less on her. But it was also enjoyable watching him come into his own, working hard to keep Hannah happy while finally finding personal success.