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    30 Rock?

    More like "30 Suck"! Man, what the hell? There was exactly 1 funny character in this turd, Alec Baldwin owned the screen every time he opened his mouth, "Well, you're dressed for Burger King, should we make it Burger King?", everything else completely flopped.

    Tina Fey is just not sharp enough here, you could see there was a little inspiration behind some of what she did but the delivery was flat - some of that was writing and directing though. Her writing and acting felt like it was on the verge of saying something better and delivering more bite, but pulled back and went cheaper for whatever reasons.

    Tracy Morgan was awful just as he's always awful, his caricature was so flat and all over the map and cheap and just unfunny, and every line he spewed, every action he took, felt totally forced.

    Jane Krakowski, how is she the star of the show within the show? Not only did she seem out of place, but how is a star that badly represented that they take any amount of crap like she took?

    Rachel Dratch... come on, that wasn't even good work if it had been on SNL, it was just sad.

    And finally the situations, everything felt totally one-dimensional, cheap, and poorly conceived - who the hell is going to let some looney psycho take over their live show in the middle, and how is anything he did going to attract an audience? This didn't feel anything like a sitcom behind the scenes at SNL, there is so much that could have been mined from that for a sitcom that wasn't, I'm not trying to compare this to Studio 60 either, I'm talking an authentic sitcom.

    Here's what kills me, this show was lame, but Alec Baldwin was awesome in it and deserves a better vehicle, and Tina Fey feels to me like she just needs a better director and some fellow writers who don't suck and a better setting than this.
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    I was hoping for more from it but I won't quit watching yet. I figure I'll give it awhile and hope it picks up. It definitely didn't live up to my initial hopes and I'm a big Tina Fey fan so I hope it works out in the long run. She was alright.
    Alec Baldwin was great, I agree.

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    It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It was tons better than that crapfest starring Matthew Perry.
    I thought Tracy Morgan was funny as always.
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    Didn't watch it, but the first commercial I saw for it was also a commercial for some new show with John Lithgow, so I thought at first it was a play on "Third Rock."

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    I made sure to turn off NBC before Lithgow's new show started...I do not like that fellow.

    *unless of course, we're talking about Harry and the Hendersons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketboy View Post
    I thought Tracy Morgan was funny as always.

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    Oh, and get this, apparently the original pilot featured Rachel Dratch as the star of the show, in the Jane Krakowski role! Not that I'm complaining they didn't go that way, but I wonder why the change.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketboy View Post
    It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It was tons better than that crapfest starring Matthew Perry.
    I really like Studio 60 a lot, one of my favorite new shows, the other being its lead-in "Heroes".

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Didn't watch it, but the first commercial I saw for it was also a commercial for some new show with John Lithgow, so I thought at first it was a play on "Third Rock."
    I thought it was really stupid of them to name it 30 Rock when they had a not-too-distant popular show called "Third Rock from the Sun". They didn't even mention in 30 Rock that it's a reference to NBC's New York studio in the GE building, address - 30 Rockefeller Center.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caesar View Post
    I made sure to turn off NBC before Lithgow's new show started...I do not like that fellow.

    *unless of course, we're talking about Harry and the Hendersons.
    I think Lithgow and Tambor can be funny, but that show was a waste of 22 minutes, the writing and directing was abhorrant.


    There's something so sad about the way Tracy Morgan acts, like they got some guy off the street and he has no shame about how bad he is so he just keeps going and going and going until he's unintentionally strangled the bit to death.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    There's something so sad about the way Tracy Morgan acts, like they got some guy off the street and he has no shame about how bad he is so he just keeps going and going and going until he's unintentionally strangled the bit to death.
    What do you mean, "like" ?

    I thought they DID do that.

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    Ha ha! I wouldn't be surprised if it were the case. I think he was just a standup that auditioned to be on SNL during the mid-'90s exodus, that's basically getting him off the street.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    I think Lithgow and Tambor can be funny, but that show was a waste of 22 minutes, the writing and directing was abhorrant.
    I think Tambor is great, I just could never get into Lithgow's work ever since I was a kid...I think his voice really bothers me, that's part of it for sure. And I never enjoyed Third Rock from the Sun.

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