Ryan Lochte! Sex idiots! Squirtle! Kenneth's hairless shins! Last night's episode was a potpourri of "Sex and the City" homages, dating archetypes and occasionally fourth-wall breaking madness.
Another week, another new episode. Welcome to this week's open thread for "Stride of Pride," the Oct. 18 episode of 30 Rock.
Rock on, Golden Globes! It's sure to be a rollicking affair with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the helm.
I really wanted to dislike last night's episode so I could co-opt one of Jack's lines ("Your show last night was ... excruciating."), but it wasn't to be.
Another week, another new episode. Welcome to this week's open thread for "Governor Dunston," the October 11 episode of "30 Rock."
"30 Rock" is back. Though I mean that less as a triumphant proclamation of network television pwnage and more as a statement of fact, as in, "'30 Rock' returned to the airwaves last night." That being said, maybe "30 Rock" is kind of back in the triumphant sense too, because the premiere was actually pretty good. Not "Source Awards"/"Rural Juror"-good, but good.
The final season has arrived! Let's liveblog the season premiere of "30 Rock" together in the comments below.
The final season of "30 Rock" premieres this Thursday, so the time for wild speculation is most definitely at hand.
Modern Family has loads of elitist appeal. Its super-hip characters toss off snark with gusto while sashaying through stylish homes. TV viewership remains strong and TV critics have remained faithful. Most award pundits feel that Emmy voters will probably remain loyal too.
When I grow up, I want to be Julia Ormond. Not the unsatisfied booze-swilling character she plays on Mad Men but the woman herself. A woman who appears comfortable in her own skin, even as she ages.
After all the negative press and speculation, there they were, ready to entertain. The cast seemed so excited to be doing what they loved for an audience as enthusiastic as the performers were.
If two female characters have scenes together, are they talking about something other than their love lives? It's amazing how few movies (only two of the Academy Award nominated pictures this year) and TV series pass this test. Pretty Little Liars, however, would pass this test with flying colors.
Instead of ignoring a character's irritating attributes, sometimes shows just turn right into the skid. When the narrative acknowledges flaws, those same flaws can become endearing parts of what make a character great.
On this Valentine's Day, I want to truly appreciate you, Liz, for all the work you have done in making us feel OK about ourselves.
Dislike: The Oscars snubs. From Albert Brooks being left off the Best Supporting Actor list to Bridesmaids not making it to Best Picture, this year's Oscar nominations were a bit shocking!
You might be saying, "You can't do a spin-off of Friends! Know why? Because they tried it! It was called Joey and it failed!" If you can do a spin-off of Cheers, All in the Family or Hercules: the Legendary Journeys, you can do a spin-off of anything.