The past few weeks, 30 Rock (as a part of NBC's mostly solid stable of Thursday night comedies) was on hiatus. During this time, I've just been focusing on covering Archer, Adam Reed's new cartoon on FX. Both of these shows air at the same exact time. Thanks to DVR and streaming services like Hulu, comedy fans no longer have to choose. But what if they did?
This week's episode of 30 Rock sees Liz and Kenneth attempt to track down Tracy, who may still be in New York. Pete struggles with the TGS staff not giving him respect. Jack and Jenna team up to rewrite a Saw-esque torture porn movie in order to make it profitable, despite it never seeing the light of day.
Coming back to 30 Rock from Archer, I can't help but see 30 Rock as much more cartoony than Archer, which is actually a cartoon. The 30 Rock universe has morphed from one like ours to a universe in which the absurd is the norm. It's a universe in which Jack Donaghy is as interesting as the Dos Euqis guy claims to be, in which the "attractive bubble" actually exists. Read More...