Perception Comparison: 30 Rock

Perception Comparison is something I'm going to continue over a few posts. Maybe not consecutively, but I will compare perceptions of things before and after i've experienced them.

Today, I'd like to talk about the show 30 Rock.

This show seems like it's a desperate attempt to have failing actors make some money before they inevitably make a bad TV movie and fall off the face of the earth.
First up, we have Tina Fey. I don't know if I like her or not, she has a weird sense of humor that I can't seem to grasp because I never spend more than 30 seconds watching her before I change the channel or move away from the TV. Is it because she's not funny, or is because I haven't given her a chance? I don't know, and frankly, I don't care.
Next, it's the most successful Baldwin brother. "Alec or Alex or whatever the hell fruity name you want to go by this week, give up. It's not working for you anymore."
Tracy Morgan, you act like you belong on Mad TV and you look like you're done trying. I remember you from half baked and being a gay guy in Longest Yard. The fact that you were in 143 episodes of SNL astounds me.
I can't see myself staying in front of the TV long enough to watch this show after The Office every thursday, probably because I don't have class on Friday's and generally I'm doing other things at 10:00 on a "weekend" in the Fall.
Good luck to you 30 Rock, I didn't realize they kept you on the air after the writers strike.

I had no idea what this show was about just from watching the commercials in between The Office and... wait... that's the only NBC show I watch.
Giving this show a chance was an excellent call, and I thank Bill for giving me the opportunity with seasons 1 and 2 on DVD.
Tina Fey is one of the funniest women on TV that I can remember (I was born in 1989, Gilda Radner and Carol Burnett weren't pop culture anymore). I admire her character and I can relate to being overworked and "loving" it.
Jack Donaghy is the BEST boss on TV. Michael Scott pales in comparison to this character.
Tracy Morgan is playing himself, and he couldn't have done it better. If that makes sense. Jordan is a loud, obnoxious, stupid actor who knows nothing but how to be himself. Not that he's a "Bad" actor in real life, he's just type-cast as an idiot.
Overall it's a great show, and it just goes to show you can't judge a book by it's cover. I judged it as a failure because it had a bunch of celebrities on it. That to me seemed like a last ditch effort for a show that probably has poor writing.

What we learned:
Sometimes it pays to give something a chance that doesn't seem to deserve it. Next time I try something different, i'll do my best to get it up here.

1 comment:

Bill said...

I knew you'd love it! It was made for brilliant & funny people like ourselves.