Friday, May 8, 2009

30Rock: As Funny As Mainstream TV Gets

I’ve given it enough time (you know, that probationary status you afford a new TV show/band/artist/website before you make your mind up about their standing) and can confidently say, 30 Rock is the funniest show on mainstream television.

30 Rock requires a little bit of time to fully “get” the tone of the show. The rapid-fire editing and constant asides take some getting used to.

This truly is an ensemble cast, but Tracy Morgan always, always maximizes his screen time, bringing the odd charm he occasionally brought to SNL. Alec Baldwin is laugh out loud funny, often poking fun at his appealingly smarmy executive magnetism. Of course Tina Fey makes the whole thing move, constantly referencing herself, self-deprecating and witty.

I will leave you with this quote:

Tracy: "Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky scary. Boys becoming men, men becoming wolves."