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30 Rock - Season 3 (Merged)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Sam Favate, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Sam Favate

    Sam Favate Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to the new season of 30 Rock, which I was pleased to see won the Emmy for best comedy series. It's not often that which you think is truly the best gets rewarded, so it is satisfying when it does. I continue to think this is the funniest show on TV in years. Here's hoping for a full season, instead of the shortened one last year due to the strike.

    Is the whole cast returning? Many of the supporting players were under-utilized last year. The show starts up again Oct. 30, I think, after three weeks of the prime time SNL - which could help it if Tina Fey revisits her role as the VP nominee.

    Two more things:
    - Anyone know why the season 2 DVDs were not issued on Blu-Ray? The show is shown in HD, so why the standard DVDs?

    - Credit must be given to Fey, who in an episode of the show that aired in the fall of 2006, correctly predicted the presidential nominees.
     
  2. TravisR

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    Unfortunately, it's because it wouldn't sell. I would buy it but apparently most TV shows (except Lost and Weeds) have sold poorly on Blu-ray.
     
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    That's too bad, because the 30 Rock DVD's look like ass.

    FYI, the show isn't starting until Oct 30th!
     
  4. Sam Favate

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    The premiere last night was a hoot. Glad this show is back; I've missed it. Going to be high profile for the next several weeks with Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Martin showing up. Word is also that Mad Men's Jon Hamm will be doing a multi-episode appearance.
     
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    I thought the best line of the night was That brought me a good laugh since seeing all the Star trek actors was one of the early attractions of the show.
     
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    Yeah, I thought that was pretty good. Actually, the entire bit about the side effects of the drug got me [​IMG]
     
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    Sexual nightmares and sleep crimes. [​IMG]
     
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    My favorite visual of the past ep was the synchronized running.

    Does anyone know if the ratings are up for this season?
     
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    The premiere episode had something like 9 million viewers which was BY FAR the highest rating in the show's history. The "Palin Effect" helped big time, but it remains to be seen if people will continue to tune in now that the election is over.
     
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    Yes, it's not exactly the same kind of humor, is it? I appreciate both, but I recognize 30 Rock's is more...esoteric?
     
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    30 Rock is destined to be the next Arrest Development (critically acclaimed, but struggles for survival with so-so ratings). As long as CSI and Grey's Anatomy are pulling in their Thursday night numbers, it won't be easy for 30 Rock to maintain the Palin bump from Fey's SNL appearance, plus she's going to work full-time on 30 Rock now that their season in in full swing.
     
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    Last night's episode with Steve Martin was the best yet of the season. He was terrific; here's hoping his character reappears from time to time. Great stuff too with Tracy Morgan and Kenneth the page.

    Best comedy on TV.
     
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    The stuff with Tracy's paranoia over his 2 young sons was what made last nights episode (besides Steve Martin). "...if anything ever happens to me. You, and your brother, are going to go to jail!" Great stuff.
     
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    Yeah, the Tracy story was hilarious.
     
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    I can't believe no one is talking about this show. This new season is my favorite season so far. It's just spot on. My favorite moments so far are...
    "That's right, I have a private jet waiting for me!"
    Jack pretending to be someone else at Liz's reunion.
    Jennifer Anistons "relationship" with Jack.
    The "friend" Liz meets on the airplane.
    "Real Night Court isn't the same as the show...do you remember that show, Night Court?"
    This show nails different types of comedy styles. From dialogue humor, slap-stick, character driven humor, situational comedy, and complete absurdity, this show has expanded it's comedy from the first season to great results.
    Anyone else agree??
     
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    I agree completely. Consistently the funniest half-hour on television.
     
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    I have fallen in love with this show.

    Sadly I never watched it until this season. Just bad timing since it shared the hour with "The Office" (which I absolutely despise), and there always seemed to be something better on during that hour.

    I've learned my lesson and will have to catch the earlier stuff on DVD.
     
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    The DVDs are highly recommended if you missed either of the first two seasons. The season 2 set in particular has some cool extras, including the live performance of an episode in NYC to benefit the crew during the writers' strike.

    The Christmas episode of season 3 was brilliant.
     
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    Tracy's money coat, gold shoes and money hat were strokes of genius. I also liked all the baby shoes in Liz's bag and Tracy telling Jack that the results were positive.
     
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    Nice to see Peter Dinklage pop in. My favorite part of the episode was Jenna's lawsuit-proof rendition of "Piece of My Heart" over the final scenes.
     

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