Sunday, May 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: 30 Rock (Season Finale)

30 Rock: Season 6, Episode 22 “What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year?” (B+)

There’s no better way for this show to go out than with Kim Jong-Il ranting about the idea of Jack and Liz finally getting together and then typing out a script on a typewriter. The vow renewal ceremony was comic in so many ways, with Liz officiating, and three different parties all anxiously awaiting the part where you can object to the union. When Diana, Scott, and Kim all failed to state their objections, Jack and Avery’s simultaneous explosions of frustration were amusing, and their divorce worked out quite nicely. I very much enjoyed watching Jack discover the Morse Code affair that Avery and Scott were having while hosting American News Channel USA. Criss referencing James Van Der Beek was fun because of his regular appearance on “Apartment 23,” and his run-in with Ultra-Orthodox Jews furious about his 100% pork hot dogs was hilarious. It looks like Liz and Criss might just last and go through with their adoption, provided that Liz follows Jack’s hastily invented twenty-five pillars of motherhood. Tracy needing to reform his image was funny, and his best comment was his rejection of Frederick Douglass as a role model because he had two first names. Kenneth and Hazel’s drama wasn’t exactly my favorite part of the hour, but they’ve always been a bit too deranged for their own sake. Despite some less impressive moments, this season has actually been decent overall, and I think that a thirteen-episode final season next year is just what this show deserves.

Season grade: B/B+
Season MVP: Tina Fey

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