30 Rock Review: The Liz Lemon Principle

Dear Kenneth: PLEASE hurry back to the NBC Page Program. Hazel Wassername really has to go.

I enjoy Kristen Schaal during her segments on The Daily Show, but her character here is simply grating. She's practically the antithesis of what makes 30 Rock so funny on a weekly basis: ridiculous characters who take themselves seriously.

Hazel, conversely, is a new employee desperate for attention and, as was the case throughout "The Shower Principle," all of her lines reek of that desperation. She's simply trying too hard in every scene. Contrast that with Liz Lemon, whose best lines of the night were simply casual rundowns from her past three years. To wit:



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