30 Rock: Final Season (Discussion, spoilers, etc.)

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  1. Brendan Moody

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    For most of its length I wasn't particularly excited by "Unwindulax," despite the fun of seeing Gary Cole and Amy Sedaris on 30 Rock. The show's approach to political humor is a little one-note, which works in the short bursts we usually get but felt ever so slightly tedious as the focus of the episode. The final reveal was great, though, and I'm looking forward to next week; bringing Jenna into the Liz-Jack political dichotomy has real potential.
     
  2. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    It would also be a good opportunity to bring back Verna one more time before the series ends.
     
  3. Brendan Moody

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    "There's No I in America" didn't deliver quite as much as I'd hoped-- the Pete subplot was pathetic more than it was funny, the Stone Mountain cutaways were overwrought, and I don't think they did enough Jenna-centric election jokes-- but generally it was another fun episode. I especially liked "a woman People magazine once called 'a friend of the deceased.'"
     
  4. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Yeah, that was the best line of the episode.

    Well, that and Jack's negative ad about Liz.

    Glasses!!

    Brown hair!!

    :lol:
     
  5. Brikar99

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    Does Tracy seem more lucid and subdued to anyone else?
     
  6. 1001001

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    He certainly made an impassioned speech on why people who don't know what they're doing should vote anyway.

    :lol:

    Tracy has always been a fountain of profundity.

    "Heavy is the head that eats the crayons."
     
  7. Caretaker

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    Yeah. Glad to know it just wasn't me thinking that.
     
  8. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy was pretty good.

    Now that Hazel has been fired, what will just disappear, or come back with a vengeance?

    Where's Frank been this season?

    Anyway, tune in next week for Liz Lemon's wedding!! She's finally taking the plunge with Cyclops (AKA Criss Chross). This should be a calm and subtle event...
     
  9. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    So am I the only one left watching this show?

    :lol:

    Anyway, Liz Lemon...married in her Princess Leia costume.

    Perfect.

    And of course, "Black Dennis" was classic.
     
  10. Mr Light

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    I love 30 Rock but I always end up watching the episode a couple of weeks after it airs, I watch it online and I keep forgetting I have one to watch!
     
  11. the G-man

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    Like Mr Light I watch it on DVR a week or more later.
     
  12. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    Well Jenna finally got her surprise wedding.

    "SECRET PLAAAAAAN!!"

    :lol:

    And Florence Henderson was great, especially pounding Windex in the elevator.

    Too bad about Jack's mom. I loved her. She was terrific.
     
  13. J.T.B.

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    Elaine Stritch has been absolutely wonderful in that role, she deserves another Emmy. But the series is ending and it was a good sendoff for Colleen, I thought.

    Loved seeing Andrea Martin, too.
     
  14. Mister Fandango

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    Even though the quality has gone down a bit for the usual reasons (characters becoming characters of themselves, writer exhaustion, etc.) I'm still going to miss this show when it's gone. It's one of the few shows I can watch over an over, though, so hopefully it'll at least stay in sindication somewhere.
     
  15. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    The series (seasons 1-6) is on Netflix.
     
  16. the G-man

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    A little aside here, but I don't see network shows in syndication as much as I used to. It seems to be infomercials, gossip and even reality shows. I wonder if its because so many of the network shows get tied up with basic cable first
     
  17. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    30 Rock is in syndication on WGN and Comedy Central.
     
  18. the G-man

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    Exactly my point. WGN and Comedy Central are basic cable channels, as opposed to the strictly local stations where one used to find syndicated reruns of network sitcoms.
     
  19. 1001001

    1001001 Let the Good Times Roll!! Moderator

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    It's also on our local Fox affiliate twice a day.
     
  20. tomalak301

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    We're less than a week away from the final episode and I'm sad. After Thursday we won't see these characters anymore and every week they are doing such a great job bringing closure to the series. The last few episodes have been some of 30 Rocks best as a series, and this last one was all kinds of fun and emotional. Having Kenneth being named president of NBC felt just right, and it was cool seeing Liz meet mini Tracy and Jenna for her children.

    I'm going to miss this show, and I think I might cry after the finale. I wish a series like Voyager would have learned from 30 Rock. This is how you bring a series to closure, completing arcs in all the episodes since the beginning of the year and leaving a sense of what are they going to do with the finale. Can't wait till Thursday.
     

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