Friday, October 16, 2009

30 Rock: Well That Was Weird

The first viewing of the season premiere of 30 Rock left me slightly cold. Something was missing. The humor Still, even when the show is below par, it's still funny. A second viewing could change my mind.

The end tag was odd. Fey and Baldwin's fourth wall breakage, transferring Rock over to Jay Leno was a staged equivalent to The Daily Show/Colbert Report or local news to Tonight Show "toss" - but not in a good way. What ensued left a queasy feeling in my stomach. Even Tina Fey's look over Alec's shoulder screamed of "get ready for the suck, America!" Well, NBC claims it's giving us Americans what we want: More comedy in the form of Jay Leno at 10pm every weeknight.

Yeah. I want nothing to do with that.

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