October 26, 2006
The State of Network TV
OK, it's time to say something definitive about television this fall. Here it is:
There is exactly one (1) funny show on network tv this fall.* And that show is 30 Rock.
I wasn't wild about the premiere, but the last two episodes have been great. Did you watch it last night? If you missed it, you can watch it on the NBC site for free. It's good. The blind date set-up, the poker games, and Alec Baldwin's fantastic Hannibal Lecter-derived speech to the page, about him growing up in his mama's tract house in Stone Mountain, GA, "you dreamed of making it all the way to En-Bee-Cee."
Awesome. I can't believe how many good jokes they get into 22 minutes.
The Office doesn't seem as funny this year, even with the addition of Ed Helms. So it's 30 Rock or nothing, people.
*ADM interjects: Ugly Betty is pretty funny too, but it's hard for me to watch (personal reasons).
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