The last season of 30 Rock is upon us, and while I’d normally be devastated to lose a show like this, it has long since jumped the shark. It’s time to say goodbye and put it out of its misery.
So…what the hell is up with Alec Baldwin’s face? Clearly he has had work done. I don’t begrudge him a little nip and tuck. His face is in HD every week, after all. But the frozen, pinched expression is best left to the Real Housewives. My real problem is the dye job. Let’s bring back the gray.
Jack Donaghy has taken a momentary break from trying to tank the network and is putting all his efforts into backing Romney. Tina Fey loves political comedy, so it’s no surprise that the show is focusing on the election right now.
Jack’s foil, Liz Lemon, apparently supports Obama, although they take more than a few opportunities to slam him throughout the show. There’s little blatant favoritism for either side.
The best part of this whole political push and pull: Jenna Maroney. Over the years we’ve seen her go country, turn into a Janis-Joplin-like character, and bring the sexy back to obesity. Never hesitant to change her image to stay relevant, her newest persona is a sort of Jimmy Buffett character, complete with giant fan base called
Parrotheads Crab Catchers. This is the best thing that’s happened so far this season.
When the crew realizes that the election is going to come down to the Florida panhandle, or Crab Catcher territory, it’s determined that Jenna alone has the power to determine the election. Liz and Jack both try to get her to choose a side and shenanigans ensue. We’ll find out who she chose when the election is decided.
The guest stars have been the real treat this season:
Hopefully the season will continue to be star-studded, as character development has pretty much halted for our regulars. Tracy Jordan isn’t going anywhere, but I wonder if that’s due to Tracy Morgan’s health. He’s not looking great these days.
With Jenna getting married and Liz trying to have a baby, it would be nice to see those story lines fulfilled. I still want Liz Lemon to have it all!
What are you hoping will happen in this final season?