Last night, I finished all 7 seasons the hit sitcom, 30 Rock, thanks to Netflix and my end-of-semester ability to forget about my responsibilities and binge-watch TV shows. Skeptical at first, I watched the pilot episode in an attempt to understand my roommate’s constant references to the show in our everyday conversations. I was hooked.
The show started slowly at first, but it nailed every joke and perfectly created every character. By the end, the TV show became a platform to comment on just about anything from feminism to how the two words a Harvard man never utters is “I’m cool”.
Created by Tina Fey (literally one of my favorite people ever, right next to Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Mindy Kaling and, of course, the love of my life, Jimmy Fallon.), the show is spunky, fresh and always exciting. All the characters stem from stereotypes (Jack Donaghy, the refined, money-minded NBC exec; Jenna Maroney, the vain, self-absorbed actress), but somehow, you can’t put them in any box or compare them to characters on any other show.
Watch 30 Rock. It might not change your life, but it will. Streamable on Netflix or illegally online, you have no excuse. So, before my post becomes too much like a Facebook rant posted by that kid you know from high school, I will, in the words of Liz Lemon, “shut it down”.
(P.S.: Give me a new show on Netflix to watch!)