Just what I expected
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
I discovered this show when it was just over.
I found that the pilot was amongst the worst I had ever seen but considering that Alec Baldwin was in it and that it had last for 7 years, I decided to give it a chance. I had then the great surprise to see that every episode was funnier than the previous one (´El Macho´is the one that made me laugh the most), until the last episode that is fair (many series are being pushy in the end but this wasn´t the case).
So, by all means, even if you are busy, go beyond the pilot, you won´t regret it.
First I am going to start with the answer for why 30 Rock? The reason I started to watch this show was TINA FEY. I have seen some of her movies like Sisters, Date Night, This Is Where I Leave You, Admission etc. I loved her original acting in an impressive way. This made me to know more about her. I googled about her and came to know that she is one of the best writers alive and known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998-2006) and for creating acclaimed series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present). SNL is bit of a vast to give a shot so I went with 30 Rock for which she was the creator, writer and actor as well, so it's a jackpot for me. 30 Rock - a situation comedy loosely based on Fey's experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. As of her acting part no doubts, she was flawless, spontaneous, well driven character. The best thing of this show is her writing and the importance for the show's crew - pillars of the show. Whatever your mind set is, when you are watching this show you will forget everything and enjoy to the core. I always liked that thing when even a small character or part is given a detailed attention, in that case this show proved more than anything. Trust me you will know what I am saying in season finale. Remember this part.Each and every character has a great importance. Some of you even like Tracy Jordan or Kenneth more than any of the characters in this show. I'm having an empty feeling to lose my days with this awesomely dense comedy. Sometimes funny, sometimes brilliant, sometimes emotional - too good to say a satirical TV sitcom. This show is packed with spontaneity, stupidity, love search, work relationship - friendship. It has got some wonderful cameo appearances unlike any series on television like Oprah, Jon Hamm, and even more throughout the series. I don't want to ruin the surprise. You can also find Tina Fey's Spouse and her child too. The struggled show for its rating and critical acclaim has ended up with winning several major awards (including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007, 2008, and 2009 and nominations for every other year it ran), and achieving the esteemed top ranking on myriad critics' year-end best of 2006-2013 lists. On July 14, 2009, the series was nominated for 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most in a single year for a comedy series. Over the course of the series, it was nominated for 103 Primetime Emmy Awards and won 16, in addition to numerous other nominations and wins from other awards shows, refer wiki for more. After watching The Great season finale of this series I came to read the following in web and was no surprise to me here it is - 30 Rock is regarded as a landmark series. Its series finale has been named as one of the greatest in television history by several publications. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named 30 Rock the 21st best-written television series of all time. I always liked Tina Fey, after 30 Rock she become one my favorite person in the world. I am genuinely feeling so very sad for missing Liz Lemon, Tracy Jordan, Jack Donaghy, Jenna Maroney, Kenneth Parcell, Frank, Pete, Toofer, Grizz, Dotcom, Lutz, Jonathan and even more. Felt like am a part of the 30 Rock family throughout my watching. I will be missing this Wonderful Family.
30 Rock is simply one of the best of the genre I've seen. For me it starts with Taxi, then Cheers came along to pick up the slack...soon Frasier spun off to my delight. Will & Grace was my next "must see", though I contend that the show would have benefited from being "Jack & Karen"...IMO Arrested Development was sensational and I was a fan. I watched "Starved" on FX for its short run 30 Rock was such a treat, so cleverly done. Of course it weakened as the years passed and the writing got stale as it always does. For me, Tracy Jordan was always out of place on the show and diluted the cerebral element of the show. I expect it would be explained as "designed for contrast" but I feel it was a negative overall. Alec Baldwin was so overqualified and talented that the role was a lark for him and he absolutely killed it. Thanks 30 Rock. I'll be able to watch my favorite episodes forever via syndication, I'll miss you nonetheless!
30 Rock is a show that you either love or hate. The comedy is very subjective and has stayed true to it's own style for all 7 seasons. I initially thought it was a bit ridiculous and rather childish but then it started to grow on me. Now I officially count myself in the love category. I'm very impressed with Tiny Fey, she truly is very talented and I commend her for creating a show that is unashamed to be funny, intelligent and stupid all at the same time.Now that I am finally in the seventh season I think they made the right decision to go out on a high before the show had a chance to become too old and tired. If you still haven't watched any of the episodes then it is never too late. You may be pleasantly surprised and end up binge watching until the very last episode like I did. I highly recommend it.