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A definite improvement over season 4...
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.