Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Wither NBC Comedy?

After spending a summer looking forward (however passively) to the season premieres of both "The Office" and "30 Rock" - shows that overcame huge hurdles and proved they worth investing one's half hour in - we've been bummed by the sub-mediocrity of the eps that have aired so far. "The Office" seems unable to sustain 60 minutes, and the "super sized" episodes broadcast so far have been big unfunny drags. As for "30 Rock," last week's season two premiere was terrible and patronizing in its lame shilling for Jerry Seinfeld's poopy looking upcoming animated movie, not to mention NBC's other TV properties. If "The Office" sucks again this week, it's three strikes and out. We'll give "30 Rock" a couple of more weeks, but I secretly hope it, too, fails to live up to its high standards. Our nightly TV time is a premium, and there are three hundred other shows and movies on DVD I'd rather be watching were what's being broadcast anything less than totally compelling.


Anonymous Courtney said...

You're right about too many good shows Joshua. Friday Night Lights is eating up all my time right now.

7:14 PM  

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