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Ultra-neurotic writer and ultra-awesome producer try to make TV, non-sequiturs abound.

30 Rock: It’s Never Too Late For Now

by Za’chary Westbrook

3 out of 5

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR NOW

I’m just going to call it: this is 30 Rock‘s last good season. We’ve had five season of quality comedy, that’s something to be proud of and I just hope that Tina Fey and co. give their show the dignity of going out while it’s still funny. (Psst. No Season 6.) At this point, the show is tired. There’s a great cast of awesomely zany characters doing their thing. Unfortunately, it’s the same thing they’ve been doing. That’s necessarily a bad thing, either. It’s been really funny, so far, but now it’s drying up. The characters have done all they’re going to do and tonight’s episode was a showcase for that very fact. Continue reading

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30 Rock: ¡Que Sorpresa!

by Za’chary Westbrook

3 out of 5

¡QUE SORPRESA!

Like all shows that make it to season 5 or, for that matter, season 3, 30 Rock has a fairly solid formula at work. It’s a loose formula, which is how the show stays funny after 5 years. There’s a problem, Liz fixes it, while having her own problem, which Jack fixes while he he has his own problem that Liz more-or-less accidentally fixes. Very, very loose. And that is good. What makes the formula keep working so consistently is the wildness of the problems. This week, no wild. Continue reading

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30 Rock: Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning

by Za’chary Westbrook

“Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning” 4 out of 5

Robert de Niro has not an English accent. Okay, that’s out of the way. Continue reading

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