After weeks of waiting, I was thrilled that 30 Rock was coming back this week. Even though we had to wait until deep into the season for the premiere, it happened to come out on the first Thursday after Schicchi closed. It seemed things were coming together for ol’ Felice Mi Fa.
I laughed out loud about 5 times. Still, I was disappointed with the episode for two reasons:
1. It was obviously trying to wrap up a number of storylines from Season 2 that just weren’t working. Devin Banks running into a town car, Liz choosing work over adoption, Dongslayer selling 61 million copies…somehow getting into these messes was more fun than getting out of them.
2. Dealing with guest stars can ruin anything. Megan Mulally is fab, but her guest spot was not genius. I worry that the rest of the season is going to be stiff, unfunny story lines meant to wrap themselves around whichever famous person agreed to come on board for this week.
I’ll catch you next week after Oprah.