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on July 26, 2011
I've followed 30 Rock for its five years, and I've pretty much loved every show they've ever done, because it's always been ridiculous and funny, and enjoyable. Season 4 lacked a certain something, maybe it wasn't as funny as it usually is, maybe it wasn't as over the top as usual, both of these things were true.

However, season five brings in enough standalone episodes to make the season memorable. Season five included the live show, which went extremely well, and I hope they decide to do another live show next season. It felt like you were watching a sketch on Saturday Night Live, which Tina Fey worked on for nine years. It was a huge success, in my opinion.

Also, the 100th episode, "Double-Edged Sword", "Queen of Jordan", "TGS Hates Women", and "Regeaning" were the best shows of the season. They each incorporated new and bold ideas, such as "Queen of Jordan" acting as a pilot of a reality show given to Tracy's character's wife. This episode is simply making fun of the ridiculousness attached to reality programming, but it also serves as one of 30 Rock's best shows.

I can't wait to buy this season. It was definitely a five-star year.
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on October 29, 2011
Since there isn't any info on the Season 5 DVD Special Features out anywhere I thought It would be useful for buyers to list them here.

And yes, both version of the Live Show will be on the DVD, with the East Live Show being the official version and the West Live Show a DVD Extra!

Disc 1:
Audio Commentary: Brooklyn Without Limits with Tracy Morgan & 30 Rock Producer Jerry Kupfer

Disc 2:
Audio Commentary: Chain Reaction of Mental Anguish with Jack McBrayer and His Parents
Audio Commentary: Christmas Attack Zone with Will Forte & Val Kilmer
Audio Commentary: Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning with John Lutz & Sue Galloway
Audio Commentary: It's Never Too Late for Now with Judah Friedlander

Disc 3:
Audio Commentary: Queen of Jordan with Tracey Wigfield and Tom Ceraulo
Audio Commentary: Plan B with Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Audio Commentary: 100 with Don Scardino and Aaron Sorkin
Audio Commentary: Respawn with Jack McBrayer and Jon Hamm
Audio Commentary: Live Show (West Coast Version) with Tina Fey and Beth McCarthy-Miller
Deleted Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes of the 'Live Show"
West Coast Version of the "Live Show"
Jack Donaghy, Executive Superhero
Jenna's Obituary Song

The fifth season of 30 Rock was a very good one. I think that they perfectly managed to keep the storyline interesting and not to crowded with guest stars. There is some real character development for Liz this season who for the first time starts out a season in a relationship. But of course it will not last. Having Matt Damon play her boyfriend was very good, but also led to him not being available for a lot of episodes. There was not really enough time for us to bond with him. He was in three episodes this season: the premiere, the live show, and the valentine's day episode. I wished they could have prolonged his stay. Jenna and Tracy remain career focused, and still get the best comedic material in the show. Jack and Avery welcome their daughter Liddy. And there is a very nice twist to their relationship by the end of the season. All in all this season left me wanting more, and you will not be disappointed by the quality and humor.
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on September 25, 2011
30 Rock has been the most well written, well executed and smartest show on television. Season 5 is just more proof of the amazing talent that exudes from Tina Fey and her team. The only thing that I can say is bad about this season is that it isn't being released until late November.

I highly suggest that everyone pick this up so you can enjoy one of 30 Rock's greatest seasons and televisions greatest shows (even if it is missing a foreign girl with two daddies).
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on November 8, 2012
I love this show. This season was great, especially "Queen of Jordan." The inclusion of Matt Damon was also great, he and Tina Fey have great chemistry together...although Tina has great chemistry with everyone so no worries there.
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on March 4, 2013
Some people don't get the comedy genius of 30 rock, butt for those who do, this set is a must. It will provide many hours of enjoyment & make for a great marathon of viewing on a rainy weekend. If you are new to this show, start with season 1, for those who love it, it is just part of the collection & usually contains the first 4 seasons as well.
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on January 31, 2013
All it takes is watching one episode and you'll fall in love with Liz Lemon and her gang of idiots. 30 Rock is one of the best shows I've ever watched and am going to miss the series when it ends this year.
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on February 12, 2013
Laugh out loud funny- every episode. Alec Baldwin's delivery is priceless. I viewed the entire season while home sick with the flu and the plots and delivery made the days fly by.
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on February 20, 2013
I love Tina Fey. she is just ridiculously funny and every episode, every scene it's just absolutely brilliant. all of the characters are well done.
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on August 29, 2012
I discovered this show a couple of years ago, and while I am still behind on Season 6, the preceding seasons, especially Season 5, were laugh-out-loud funny! I never used to appreciate a lot of certain types of humor (adult humor), and now I understand why: I was too young! There's a reason there is a rating system! Anyway, to make it short, if you are already a fan of Tina Fey and Alex Baldwin, you will enjoy watching their hilarious exchanges and the escapades of everyone who works on "The Girlie Show". The timing of each line, gesture, and action is perfect. I don't know how they shoot these episodes without cracking up a hundred times, but of course these are professional actors and comedians, so they must have a method of keeping a straight face.
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on December 30, 2011
While it does at times suffer from the hipper than thou aspect of any Saturdan Night Live derived series or movie, 30 rock still does have its share of strong moments. The secondary characters are quite strong and even Kenneth does not drive me as crazy as h e used to. Tina Fey is perfect as Lz Lemon and directs a wonderful cast which this year has been augmented by a great number of guest stars. It is still one of the better comedies around.
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