It’s been difficult in recent days to fully invest in the upcoming Golden Globes race, no matter how tight the competition might be or what could possibly be gleaned from the scraps of information that will surface in the show’s wake. Will Netflix
’s “The Queen’s Gambit
” need to worry about HBO’s “The Undoing
” gaining the high ground in the upcoming limited series Emmy race, or maybe Amazon Prime Video’s “Small Axe
” is an underground threat to upset them both? That’s to say nothing of what’s burbling in comedy series, where Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” would seem to be the obvious favorite heading into summer, but finding surprisingly stiff competition in HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant
The Golden Globes, stripped of their celebratory folderol by the pandemic and tarnished by ongoing scandals haunting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, feels particularly perfunctory this year.