Are the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences voters blind or just plain stupid? ("What the Doctors Ordered," Calendar, July 21). Why not nominate "Homicide: Life on the Street" for best drama? It is by far one of the smartest dramas on television, and if you need any proof of this, the season finale that guest-starred Bruno Kirby was television at its absolute best.
Granted it looks different (grainy, bleak settings) and the camera angles can make you dizzy, but these are not reasons to be snubbed. I am tired of the droll, predictable, fit-the-mold dramas that consistently get nominated year after year, as if there is some tired club of voters unwilling to nominate shows that remotely resemble cutting-edge entertainment. "Homicide," with its excellent cast and intelligent dialogue, deserves a lot more consideration.