30 Rock 6.09 "Leap Day" Review - A Festivus for the Rest of Us

30 Rock season 6 leaps forward in the ninth episode of season 6 with "Leap Day," where Liz and Jenna attempt to seduce a nerdy internet billionaire while Tracy enlists the writers in spending a restaurant's gift card, and Jack must learn the true meaning of Leap Day.  Not quite as out there as last week's effort, but "Leap Day" is still worth some laughs despite misuse of guest stars.

After a while, it feels like you lose all track of what to say about a TV series, particularly one that’s been going as long as 30 Rock.  At this point the discussion turns to examination of how the series stays fresh rather than evolves, in a sense channeling a search for youth above growing up.  If 30 Rock had a prime to speak of it would have been sometime during the third and fourth season, but that isn’t to say it can’t still wring laughs out of its characters.  Last week’s "The Tuxedo Begins," which once again I missed out on covering thanks to a Canadian excursion (curse you, awesome set visits to foreign countries!) was just weird* and different enough for 30 Rock to warrant a much greater discussion, but "Leap Day" is still a measured exercise in more classic 30 Rock. Read More...


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