30 Rock 6.15 "The Shower Principle" Review - Rinse, Repeat

30 Rock season 6 retreads the fifteenth episode of season 6 with "Kidnapped by Danger," where Liz finds herself in a yearly rut while Jack struggles to come up with an idea that can re-invent KableTown, and Hazel (Kristen Schaal) continues her obsession with Liz.  A very reflective, and meditative half-hour, "The Shower Principle" ultimately seems like its own worst enemy rather than a testament to the series' survival.

I’m continually fascinated, and perhaps even a bit unnerved by what ‘s been going on with 30 Rock this season.  On the one hand, the show seems comfortable enough in its age and purpose that it doesn’t mind repeating, or even poking fun at itself, yet simultaneously testing out the water for new ideas, and actual growth.  30 Rock has always prided itself on knowing exactly what it wants to be, yet now, like Liz lemon herself, the show seems uncertain  of how it wants to handle aging.  It’s an impossible concept not to consider when entering the sixth season, but a few points in the last run have episodes have really hammered the idea home. Read More...


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