With the exception of a few stars who were a little too self-indulgent and a few bleeped out swears, nobody really got out of hand at this year’s Emmy’s.
Now given his own show, his humor is even more subtle. At least in the pilot episode. That might have more to do with the fact that his character is still grieving the death of his wife. It’s hard to make that type of character funny. But I’m not convinced that the show is playing to Thompson’s strengths.