Spoiler Alert Thursday: Disappointment
I think it’s fair to say that the current season of 30 Rock has been disappointing. Somehow everything is falling flat for me, though there have been some amazing moments, most notably the following:
- When Jack responds incredulously to Banks’s claim to prefer cold pizza: “Better than hot pizza? That’s insane!” I have long felt that the whole cold pizza fetishization has been overdone, and it’s good to see some push-back.
- When Dot Com poses as Liz’s belligerent boyfriend to try to get rid of her roommate and says: “I’m gonna be coming over here all the time now, acting jealous, taking things out of context…”
Feel free to contribute some of your favorites. Perhaps I’ll learn that I’m being over-harsh.
The only other shows I’m keeping up with are House and Dexter. The latter really has me hooked this season, though the disaster of last season’s conclusion still has me cautious. The Trinity killer somehow manages to get creepier and creepier every episode, so much so that it’ll be a shame when Dexter finally kills him. (The previews seem to open up the possibility, though, that this will actually be a two-season plot arc.) House is doing its typical mid-season thing — kind of developing the plot, kind of trying to hold back on developing the plot — except for the most recent episode focusing on Wilson’s case, which I found to be an interesting break in the normal frame. House and Wilson’s transformation into a full-fledged gay couple continues to be fun to watch.
Glee is also getting bogged down in the mid-season doldrums, with every plot element in a weird holding pattern — it’s like they address various issues every episode or so, not so much to advance the story as to remind us of which balls are still in the air. The only moment that’s really standing out to me from recent episodes is when the wife’s sister breaks with the typical alarmism about alcohol consumption during pregnancy: “Avoid rum-based drinks.” The thing with the deaf choir where all of the regulars joined in and started singing for them was pretty amazingly annoying, as was Finn’s decision to announce that he’d (supposedly) knocked up Quinn via singing a song to her in the middle of dinner.
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