Comedy goddesses, television geniuses, masters of all things funny — no matter what you call them, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are undeniably, indubitably, and indisputably the best at what they do. But when buzzwords are passed all around the table at dinner and people tack on a variation of “in politically-charged times like these”…
Considering that Facebook by its very nature lets us down, is it necessarily a good thing? As it turns out, yes. Sure, the age of social media has not been what we had expected. Yet Facebook has become part of what we consider friendship to be.
As 2012 kicks off, we are presented with the gift of midseason premieres. Just a couple of years ago, the midseason was a wasteland for awful TV shows that networks were forced to air in place of their other awful cancelled shows. However, with several midseason successes each year, running from “Seinfeld” to last year’s hidden gem “Happy Endings,” there are always a couple of diamonds in the rough that turn out to be truly wonderful shows worth watching.
It was a warm, lazy afternoon, and the BBQ was going splendidly. We joked about the strange antics of our parents, and then one person blurted out, “My mom is really good at dressing up like Dwight!” Bursts of laughter ensued, and I joined along even as I groaned inwardly. I knew what would happen next. I reached for a pita chip, took a hefty dollop of hummus and leaned back in my chair, physically removing myself from the conversation. It happened. And it lasted for a good ten minutes.
Drama department lecturer Dan Klein interviewed “30 Rock” producer Kay Cannon Thursday in Roble Theater. The talk focused on Cannon’s writing style, her experiences on the award-winning show and trying to enter the entertainment industry right out of graduate school.
The last two weeks have been good to Condoleezza Rice. Two weeks ago, Rice made a rare cameo appearance on NBC’s comedy series “30 Rock,” poking fun at herself as the spurned lover of high-powered GE executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin).
I love “Cougar Town” because it is consistently absurd, irreverent and crass.
Simply put, no character in the current season has a consistent, compelling story.