Category Archives: 30 Rock

“30 Rock” Review: “Mazel Tov, Dummies!”

Whether or not Tina Fey intends Liz Lemon to be a proxy for issues related to feminism, it’s clear that Liz herself views herself within that prism. So much of tonight’s episode “Mazel Tov, Dummies!” depicts Liz’s struggles with her desire for a “princess” wedding clashing with her desire to buck societal trends at the […]

The Five Funniest Moments on Television This Year

Look, when a challenge is thrown down my way, I have to accept it. Those are just the rules. So after I tweeted tonight that I’d seen one of the five funniest things on television this year tonight, “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence demanded to see the full list. And far be it for me […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” catches up with “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and more

Mo Ryan and I caught up this week. Way up. Inspired by our “State of TV Criticism” podcast a few weeks back, we decided to look at some shows we don’t cover on a weekly basis. On tap this week: “Raising Hope,” “30 Rock,” “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Modern Family.” […]

Summah-Time TV

The five of you who read on a regular basis might have noticed I skipped the recap for the last episode of Battlestar: Galactica. And I didn’t so much skip it as simply not do it. Give my responsibilities over at Zap2It, I write here primarily when I have passion about something, since there’s only […]

Must Read TV: Minicaps Volume 1

It’s been a rough road for the Dude lately, with a lot of shows finally returning to the airwaves, but few that pique his interest. I don’t care to know the answer to the question posed in the title Samantha Who, I’m not terrifically interested in just how Desperate those Housewives are, and I think […]

“Hulu” Hoopla

Not sure how many of you have checked it out, but by all means, check out Hulu, the new YouTube-esque app created by Universal. It’s a pretty sexy interface, I must say, although it’s Flash-based, which means it’s hard to embed things here without it making WordPress go absolutely haywire. At least I can link […]

Making a List, Checking it Twice

It’s December, which means two things. One, a lot of your favorite shows are heading into rerun land. (Course, unlike past years, they might actually stay that way for quite some time.) And secondly, “Best Of” lists will start proliferating magazines, newspapers, and yes, websites. So I thought I’d get ahead of the game and […]