Seitz: The 30 Rock Finale Dared Us Not to Cry, and Knew We’d Fail

Sitcom finales don’t have to wrap everything up, though it’s nice if they do; they just have to remind you of the qualities that made you want to watch the show every week, and spark affection and reflection. 30 Rock’s two-part, interconnected finale did all of that, including the wrapping-up part, with the reflexive ease of Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy slipping into his desk chair. It was one of the most satisfying sitcom enders I’ve seen, right up there with the end of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Cheers, series that operated along the same no-fuss, let’s-all-have-a-good-time wavelength.  Read More...


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