30 Rock Kicks Butt

I admit that after seeing the first episode I made a snap judgement about this show that was completely wrong.  I just didn’t really find the pilot that funny.  Especially compared to the great pilot for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.  Within a few weeks Studio 60 dropped further and further down my must see list (crashing even more as it shifts to a romance/ stalker focus) and 30 Rock started to show its brilliance.  Since moving to Thursday night the show has really raised its game.  Maybe it’s being in good company with the other best comedies on TV but 30 Rock is hopefully destined for a long run on NBC.

Here’s a great article that lists 30 Reasons to Love 30 Rock.  The hallmark of a great show – just thinking back to the episodes it references makes me laugh.

Series Review: A


3 Responses to 30 Rock Kicks Butt

  1. Vance says:

    hmm… I was about to post after tonights ep that it’s become Must See TV and VASTLY improved since the pilot. Especially after the last new ep 2 weeks back. HILARIOUS! Love it!

    It’s funny how a few shows that looked dour (30 Rock, Brothers and Sisters, Men in Trees) have all improved while the expected hits (Studio 60, The Nine, Six Degrees, Smith), have floundered.

  2. avster says:

    I agree Vance. Brothers & Sisters is another one that I thought was really subpar in the first few weeks but has grown to be an excellent show. (Still hate Calista though).

  3. David says:

    It really is shocking how “30 Rock” and “Studio 60” have switched places in my “list of tv shows I like to watch.” Whereas Studio 60 was supposed to be Aaron Sorkin’s triumphant return, it quickly fizzled and collapsed under its own bloated self-importance. 30 Rock is the diametric opposite of this: it doesn’t take the actual SNL-type show seriously at all, and focuses on the wacky humor that can come about behind the scenes. I watch 30 Rock every week now; I never watch Studio 60 anymore. It’s really a shame…

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