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Old February 2 2013, 03:48 AM   #52
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Re: 30 Rock: Final Season (Discussion, spoilers, etc.)

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I've watched every episode of the show, but honestly I've always felt rather lukewarm about it. I think the reason is that so many of the jokes derive from contemporary pop culture references, a great deal of which I don't pay attention to / give a damn about, so a lot of it just flies right past me. Half the time a celebrity appears playing themselves, I have no clue who they are. 30 Rock is a show that is NOT going to age well. Mostly, I'm just glad it's ending so we have Community back on the air next week.
I'm not sure if you like or watch Farscape, bu that seemed to have more pop culture references than 30 Rock did and I think FS has aged really well. If there's a show that doesn't have the replay value, I would think, it would be Family guy.
And, yet, Family Guy seems to do very, very, well in rerurns so go figure.

As far as shows that didn't age well due to current references, I'd have to go with "Murphy Brown." Jokes about long out of office politicians don't hold up well in reruns.
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