Truth be told, we're both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday's ceremony.
Allow us to explain. There was so much great TV last season that standout prime-time shows including "The Good Wife" and "Scandal" and stars Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex") and James Spader ("The Blacklist") didn't even make the cut as nominees.
Those who did are, for the most part, richly deserving. But now how to choose among them?
2014 Emmy Nominees
A scene from Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black.' (Photo credit: Eric Leibowitz for Netflix)
This image released by HBO shows Peter Dinklage in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)
This image released by HBO shows Matthew McConaughey, left, and Woody Harrelson from the HBO series "True Detective." Both Harrelson and McConaughey were nominated for Emmy Awards for best actor in a drama series for their roles in the series. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/HBO, Michele K. Short)
Louis C.K. in a scene from Louis. (FX)
A scene from 'Modern Family.' (ABC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Vice President Selina Meyer in a scene from 'Veep.' (HBO)
Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad.' (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle in 'True Detective.' (HBO)
Jon Hamm in 'Mad Men.' (AMC)
Kerry Washington in 'Scandal.' (ABC)
Robin Wright in 'House of Cards.' (Netflix)
Don Cheadle is nominated for best actor in a comedy series in 'House of Lies.' (Netflix)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher in 'Shameless.' (Photo: Ron Jaffe/SHOWTIME)
Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in 'Parks and Recreation.' (Photo by: Danny Feld/NBC)
Still of Kate Walsh, Martin Freeman, Susan Park and Liam Green in Fargo. (Photo by Chris Large / FX Networks)
Then there's this year's notable trend of shape-shifting, with programs squeezed into categories that could give them better odds of winning — even if the fit might raise viewers' eyebrows.
Cases in point: Netflix's prison-set "Orange Is the New Black," which despite its dark content is vying with the likes of "Modern Family" for comedy laurels, and HBO's "True Detective," which looks all the world like a miniseries yet is gunning for "Mad Men" and other open-ended dramas.
Thanks, TV academy, for keeping us all guessing!
Even so, this pair of TV devotees are game to try to read the minds of Emmy voters and, in a bit of bravado, offer up our choices for the best of the best.
Here are the contenders and our own sometimes clashing, sometimes matching picks for seven major categories: