30 Rock: Season 4 Reviews

  • Apr 10, 2019

    30 Rock continues to please in its fourth season.

    30 Rock continues to please in its fourth season.

  • Jan 23, 2018

    It’s getting a little uneven at times, but you can still relaibly laugh every episode. Season 4 of Tina Fey’s cavalcade of silliness once again focuses on relationships between characters. Many are played for laughs, but there are some genuine moments, particularly between Liz and Jack, who continue to be the focus of the show, causing other characters (Pete) to fall by the wayside, and others (Jenna, Tracy) to begin the slide into simplified extreme caricatures of themselves. The parade of talented guest stars continues. Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen, Will Forte, James Franco, and many more actors are veritably breaking down the door to be a part of the show, even for a single-episode arc. Favourite episodes are less dense, but there are some good ones. “Into the Crevasse” is an early strong episode, featuring my favourite guest star, Will Arnett. “Khonani,” while funnier at the time, still has some chuckle moments. The finale, “I Do Do” brings it all to a head, and has some funny reversal moments for characters. It’s not the best, but even Tina Fey’s not-the-best is still pretty good.

    It’s getting a little uneven at times, but you can still relaibly laugh every episode. Season 4 of Tina Fey’s cavalcade of silliness once again focuses on relationships between characters. Many are played for laughs, but there are some genuine moments, particularly between Liz and Jack, who continue to be the focus of the show, causing other characters (Pete) to fall by the wayside, and others (Jenna, Tracy) to begin the slide into simplified extreme caricatures of themselves. The parade of talented guest stars continues. Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen, Will Forte, James Franco, and many more actors are veritably breaking down the door to be a part of the show, even for a single-episode arc. Favourite episodes are less dense, but there are some good ones. “Into the Crevasse” is an early strong episode, featuring my favourite guest star, Will Arnett. “Khonani,” while funnier at the time, still has some chuckle moments. The finale, “I Do Do” brings it all to a head, and has some funny reversal moments for characters. It’s not the best, but even Tina Fey’s not-the-best is still pretty good.

  • Dec 17, 2017

    A bit more irreverent and over the top, season four of 30 Rock, maintains the laughs. It's hard to stay razor sharp when you were a ginsu, but even a step down from previous heights doesn't take away from how good this show is.

    A bit more irreverent and over the top, season four of 30 Rock, maintains the laughs. It's hard to stay razor sharp when you were a ginsu, but even a step down from previous heights doesn't take away from how good this show is.

  • Mar 09, 2016

    Clever, hilarious comedy. A behind-the-scenes look at the the cast and crew of The Girly Show (TGS), an NBC skit-comedy program. Centres on the executive producer of the show, Liz Lemmon (played by Tina Fey), her boss, GE/NBC executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). Created by Tina Fey, of SNL fame, 30 Rock is incredibly clever, especially in its references to topical events and in poking fun at the entertainment industry. Quite over-the-top at times, and delightfully so. The jokes come thick and fast, sometimes too fast - you've hardly digested one and the next one is upon you. If there is a negative, that is it - with the humour being so clever, you need some breathing space to sometimes get the jokes and being so snappy, you can easily miss things. Great performances and perfect casting. Alec Baldwin probably has the toughest gig, as his character is right-wing and capitalist to the extreme and is a living parody of not just the entertainment industry but business executives in general. Also, before this Baldwin was really considered only a drama-movie actor, so this is quite a change for him. He carries it off with aplomb. A classic and classy comedy series.

    Clever, hilarious comedy. A behind-the-scenes look at the the cast and crew of The Girly Show (TGS), an NBC skit-comedy program. Centres on the executive producer of the show, Liz Lemmon (played by Tina Fey), her boss, GE/NBC executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). Created by Tina Fey, of SNL fame, 30 Rock is incredibly clever, especially in its references to topical events and in poking fun at the entertainment industry. Quite over-the-top at times, and delightfully so. The jokes come thick and fast, sometimes too fast - you've hardly digested one and the next one is upon you. If there is a negative, that is it - with the humour being so clever, you need some breathing space to sometimes get the jokes and being so snappy, you can easily miss things. Great performances and perfect casting. Alec Baldwin probably has the toughest gig, as his character is right-wing and capitalist to the extreme and is a living parody of not just the entertainment industry but business executives in general. Also, before this Baldwin was really considered only a drama-movie actor, so this is quite a change for him. He carries it off with aplomb. A classic and classy comedy series.

  • Jul 21, 2014

    Season four of 30 Rock arguably contains the most hilarious Valentines episode from any sit com ever, but it doesn't end there with its constantly self aware quips and its incredibly intelligent scripting. If any comedy has been worth binge watching since Arrested Development, this is it.

    Season four of 30 Rock arguably contains the most hilarious Valentines episode from any sit com ever, but it doesn't end there with its constantly self aware quips and its incredibly intelligent scripting. If any comedy has been worth binge watching since Arrested Development, this is it.

  • Nov 26, 2013

    The funniest Season of 30 Rock, I've repeat watched certain episodes and laughed my head off uncontrollably, this show never runs out of ideas and plots. Episodes "Auditions Day" is a montage of wobbly talent all clashing together as the TGS crew attempt to find a new cast member, much to the dismay of Jenna and Tracy. "Problem Solvers" sees Krakowski and Morgan at their comedy finest, attempting to fix things at Rockafella. "Dealbreakers" is brilliant, you see a whole new side of Liz, and the HD camera gag is one of the finest of the whole show. Julianne Moore delivers a wonderful performance as Nancy Donovan, Jack's former flame back in high school, she's totally nailed that Boston accent. "Future Husband" had me crying with laughter, especially when Wesley return calls to Liz, and a rather risque' ringtone plays out loud. I think my single season highlight is in one short conversation between Liz and Nicky Malarulo, and he says "Eh, forget about it". It may not sound funny here but watch the show, then once your at that episode wow you'll howl with laughter. Yet another stupendous Season.

    The funniest Season of 30 Rock, I've repeat watched certain episodes and laughed my head off uncontrollably, this show never runs out of ideas and plots. Episodes "Auditions Day" is a montage of wobbly talent all clashing together as the TGS crew attempt to find a new cast member, much to the dismay of Jenna and Tracy. "Problem Solvers" sees Krakowski and Morgan at their comedy finest, attempting to fix things at Rockafella. "Dealbreakers" is brilliant, you see a whole new side of Liz, and the HD camera gag is one of the finest of the whole show. Julianne Moore delivers a wonderful performance as Nancy Donovan, Jack's former flame back in high school, she's totally nailed that Boston accent. "Future Husband" had me crying with laughter, especially when Wesley return calls to Liz, and a rather risque' ringtone plays out loud. I think my single season highlight is in one short conversation between Liz and Nicky Malarulo, and he says "Eh, forget about it". It may not sound funny here but watch the show, then once your at that episode wow you'll howl with laughter. Yet another stupendous Season.

  • Nov 15, 2013

    Another strong season, 30 Rock continues to grow, with a flurry of talented guest stars and mountains of hilarious gags. Highlights include: Secret Santa, Klaus and Greta, Julianne Moore and Elizabeth Banks's appearences.

    Another strong season, 30 Rock continues to grow, with a flurry of talented guest stars and mountains of hilarious gags. Highlights include: Secret Santa, Klaus and Greta, Julianne Moore and Elizabeth Banks's appearences.