Last night, Comedy Central premiered their first 'Between Two Ferns' special, subtitled 'A Fairytale of New York.' Host Zach Galifianakis hadn't recorded one of his popular Funny or Die shows in a while but returned last night with a whole batch of new interviews, framed around one of those Barbara Walters interview specials. So how'd it go?
This week's '30 Rock' seemed to be tightly reigned in, and devoid of most of the traditional shenaniganry (and we're not exactly sure that's a word, but it certainly applies to '30 Rock'). Jenna's antic's were toned down, Tracy was well-behaved, and I think the only "wacky" moment in the whole show came from a boxing dummy.
This isn't to say that the show wasn't funny - it's just after nearly a whole season of craziness, a "bottle episode" (no guest stars, limited sets and effects, etc.) comes as a bit of a surprise.
In this case, show's standard three mini-plot formula proved useful, keeping the focus from staying too long in one place helped to keep things from getting dull.
You're all familiar with 'Two and a Half Men,' the head-scratchingly popular show that used to star Charlie Sheen, abuser of women, and now stars Ashton Kutcher, abuser of fame. The show's co-creator, Lee Aronsohn, recently had some despicable things to say about female-centric television from his throne of male righteousness.
We join our intrepid heroine Liz Lemon on April 14th, as she gets called 'predictable' by her accountant, which might be the most depressing thing that can happen to a person. We're treated to flashbacks that highlight just how repetitive her life seems to be getting, before the theme song break transports us to Jack's office, where Liz begins to realize that more of the same seems to be happening.