You Be The Critic: Thursday Night TV

If Michael Scott awarded a Dundee for ‘Comedy Night Done Right,’ it would surely go to last night’s 30 ROCK. Between the funniest David Schwimmer appearance since his days at Central Perk, Kenneth dressing down the TGS staff for their slightly inappropriate party behavior ["Harlem Globetrotter — does that name mean nothing to you?"] and Jack’s take on the network market research “Look how Greenzo is testing… all the demographics love him … colored people, broads, fairies, Commies… Gosh, we gotta update these forms.” 30 ROCK was on fire. Which makes it even harder to come to grips with the fact that come December we’ll be 30 ROCK free for quite a while.

Which bring up this point — TV Addict Strike Survival Tip #1. Is anyone else finding that lately they’re in no rush to watch television? Traditionally on Thursdays, I stay up into the wee hours of the night in a desperate attempt to watch all of my favorites. But last night, figuring I’ve got nothing to look forward to but a long cold winter of repeats and reality — I thought to myself, what’s the rush? Why not take a page from the bear that hibernates and stock up.

Oh who am I kidding? I’m a TV Addict with zero self control [see: my ridiculous collection of TV on DVD]. Post away with your thoughts on last night’s television so I know what to watch first! My predictions on what you guys will say.

THE OFFICE = Too much Michael.
UGLY BETTY = Hilarious.

And finally, a quick pet peeve. Why does NBC bother putting an ‘HD’ beside SCRUBS in my PVR’s channel guide. SCRUBS isn’t filmed in HD and never will be. Yet every Thursday I get my hopes up. So stop messing with us.

For all the latest TV news and reviews

  • Rock

    Does Alec Baldwin kiss the ground Tina Fey walks on daily for giving him such a plum role? He is so great. Only his real-life phone messages are more entertaining.

    You’ll love last night’s Supernatural. Ghost ships are really creepy, but poor Sam’s “romantic escapade” will leave you laughing! CW Rocks!

  • Linda B.

    All i watched last night was Survivor and The Office (I had class).

    The Office was kinda lame. But, where can i find a Fudgy the Whale cake? That looked good!

  • Less Strike news

    Yes, the Office wasn’t great last night. Steve Carell wrote it and I was disappointed. However, 30 Rock was awesome! I love when Tracy kept throwing out some guy’s name Ken Melhlman?

  • SimplyKimberly

    Amanda doing “Milkshake” at the wedding on Ugly Betty was the funniest thing I have seen on tv this season.

  • Josh Emerson

    30 Rock is so amazing in every way. It is by far my favorite show on TV. I loved Al Gore’s appearance last night and Schwimmer’s too.

    Ugly Betty is so underrated by me. I watch and really enjoy it every week, but I always neglect to include it in my favorites list. Last night’s was hilarious once again although I found the Bradford heart attack storyline way too predictable. When even I am thinking it might happen, it’s not a shocker. lol

    The Office was alright. I wasn’t too impressed. Apparently the show is in a slump this season. :(

    Scrubs was okay too. I’ve never had it show up as HD in my DVR.

  • Mel

    Supernatural — only semi-awesome. Some awesomely funny stuff — Sam getting groped by a horny senior citizen, Dean telling Bella – “Don’t objectify me.” and hyperventilating when he thinks his precious car has been stolen.
    Some awesome special effects and some truly awesome brotherly tete-a-tete in the Impala.
    Not so awesome — bantering Bella — the set is clearly being haunted by the ghost of Moonlighting — I expected Miss Abon-whatshername (the receptionist) to suddenly pop out of somewhere and give Bella and Dean their phone messages. So not the tone I’m used to for the show.
    But even at only semi-awesome — Supernatural is still the best show on TV.

  • Jonh Paul

    Well i realy enjoyed this supernatural episode ;)
    To me the third season is the best so far.

  • Elisabeth

    I watched Grey’s Anatomy with some friends last night and we all agreed on the same thing. In regards to Gizzie, at the end of the episode, nothing had changed since the beginning of the episode, and nothing had really changed since last week’s episode, and nothing had really changed from the beginning of the season. Same in the Meredith/Derek department. The only good part was when Bailey got the chief resident position, which we all knew was going to happen eventually anyway.

  • nctodc

    I’ve got to agree with SimplyKimberly…I was near tears from laughing so hard at Amanda’s rendition of “Milkshake” mid-wedding. The entire episode was classic.

    I want to watch it again to get some quotables for you, but I feel weird buying it from iTunes or watching it via the ABC website because that’s what’s at the heart of the writers’ strike.

  • Skye2477

    supernatural was awesome… maybe not the awesome of last week, but awesome in the ways of Tall Tales and Hell House. Sam and Gerti was enough to make me howl with laughter and poor Dean and Sam’s comfort after the impala was towed. “Can I shoot her now?” “Not in public”. Bela does still have a ways to go in earning my support, but I love Dean hating her…

  • sonyalennium

    Supernatural was not at its best (which is normally amazing), the obvious an unimaginative attempts to make the audience care for Bella is bringing the show down.

    Introducting the sister on Greys has added a desperately needed new dimension and made the show much more interesting than it was at the end of last season.