My TV evenings have been pretty much set in stone. Local news, network news, an hour of the Simpsons, and then baseball, or Turner Classic, or simply turn off the TV.
So the second half-hour of the Simpsons has suddenly turned into 30 Rock. Last evening’s show didn’t amuse me at all; today it had a couple of good moments. Is it worth sticking with?
Some time ago in Denver, the same thing happened, and allowed me to get into the Drew Carey Show, which I wound up enjoying very much. So I don’t want to just growl about losing a Simpsons episode, but frankly, so far I’m inclined to find something else at 6:30.
Sure. I liked the earlier seasons better than now, frankly. Watch it, maybe laugh; it’s pretty funny. Not “Three Stooges” (with Curly) funny, but what is? Skip those episodes with Julianne Moore (?) – I dislike her as an actor, which is why I don’t re-watch Big Lebowski again and again, but there’s still some redeeming stuff even within her terrible arc with her stupid accent and her stupid face.
It stands up to repeated viewings if that’s what you’re asking. Last night was the ep where LL finds out she has the ability, and then desire, to fire the girlfriend of a guy she likes. How she goes about it is so wonderfully full of fail, and Tina Fey does a great job with it. And you get Jack’s sibs all together, with Nathan Lane as Eddie, the prodigal son and “magnificent douchebag” - a lot of funny…
Right now they’re still pretty early in the first season. The first episodes of the show were kind of boring and seemed to deal with Tina Fey’s personal past issues with men more than anything else. I didn’t like it when it first aired, but my wife implored me to give it a chance. Things turned around with the episode with Paul Reubens – that’s when the show really started to get good. Just stick with it – it’s seriously one of the best damn shows on television. Wait’ll you get to the second season.