The Screen Actors Guild should have come up with a special SAG Award for the best reality TV series of the year: the Republican presidential debates.
Even the colorful, quirky characters on "Boardwalk Empire" weren't as entertaining as the cast of the GOP's show. No actors in Hollywood were more adept at revising their lines and evolving their personas than Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. No screenwriter created characters more wonderfully preposterous than Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Rick Perry. No series had more unlikely plot twists.
And the budget for this show? Limitless -- the envy of every cash-strapped producer in show business.