Part of a double whammy back to back airing, this '30 Rock' episode is less about madcap plot scrambling, and more: "Hey, remember that Jack's wife got kidnapped?" Along with a generous topping of super-crazy Hazel the page. But did it work?
Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? At least that's what the writing staff behind '30 Rock' must be telling themselves these days, as the series continues looking to the past for buzz-worthy developments. The latest? Lights, camera, misanthropy! '30 Rock' is going live once again.
In the most lighthearted example of New Yorkers hating everything that we've ever seen, this week's '30 Rock' gives the traditional trappings of St. Patrick's Day the same consideration most reserve for swarms of locusts or large groups of hyperactive children.
Boy, between Lake Bell, Lizzie Caplan and Zooey Deschanel, 'New Girl's Nick (Jake Johnson) is at no loss for beautiful women seemingly vying for the bartender's affection. So what's one more? Or...what's four more?
This week's '30 Rock' episode: "Standards and Practices" kicked off with some easy-pitch meta shenanigans, but still rushed forward with frantic energy that was hard to connect with. Before the title sequence, we're given nearly a half-episode's worth of exposition, covering Kaylie Hooper's (guest star Chloe Moretz) status as Jack's nemesis, the big show, and another Jenna bid for the public's attention.