October 25, 2011 at 11:39 am #232487
I can’t wait for this season of 30 Rock. The wait is killing me. I hope this next season is not Alec Baldwin’s last. But the truth hurts and it probably is. ):
I hope the show goes on after him.
What are your thoughts?October 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm #232489
I love 30 Rock, but I wouldn’t be ready to spit nails if the sixth season was its last. I would love for there to be more, but what I would really hate is if the show went on for another five season and completely ran out of steam and just became a shadow of its former self. The show’s been so quality for its whole run, and even after still gone, I’d like to still be able to say that’s true.October 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm #232490
Agreed.October 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm #232491
I think this season will be 30 Rock’s last. They definitely ran out of steam last season, and I honestly don’t see how they’re going to sustain their energy this season. I love the show and will be sad to see it go, but I think it’s time.
Oh, and if they decide to go on without Alec Baldwin, then it’s definitely time to take the show off the air. Unlike Steve Carell, Baldwin is the show, and there is no point to go on without him.October 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm #232492
It is weird how you can like a show and still be totoally OK with and actually for its end.October 25, 2011 at 10:31 pm #232493
ugh…i miss the show too. As cool as it would be to seeTina Fey’s plan for a series finale (would it be heartfelt or zany?) I…honestly wouldn’t mind if they continued past season 6 (and honestly, it kinda looks like they will anyway…esp. if NBC has a say). Maybe they can pay Alec Baldwin more money I’m not entirely convinced he’s ready to leave.
But again, it’d be OK if the show ended…October 26, 2011 at 5:12 am #232495
Well, Breaking Bad was always only supposed to go 4 or 5 seasons. The fact that season 5 is getting 16 episodes is a huge coup as far as I am concerned. I’ve been preparing for a season 4 end since Season 2.October 26, 2011 at 5:41 am #232496
I was attempting a joke about it not airing anymore episodes at all beyond this fourth season. I guess that didn’t come across.
As much as I loved The Wire, Arrested Development and Friday Night Lights their reputations are more sound by them ending in five seasons or less. Some shows I’ve loved should have died a much sooner death (The Sopranos, Gilmore girls, The X-Files, The Office). I don’t like the idea of Mad Men going for seven. Very few non-procedurals and non-traditional sitcoms can sustain quality for more than four or five seasons. The Shield is the only recent one that comes to mind. 30 Rock probably should have wrapped it up last season, then maybe it could have beaten corny-ass Modern Family. Unlikely, but maybe.
I’m sick of Olivia Wilde.October 26, 2011 at 5:50 am #232497
You can love a show all you want but when you start seeing that things aren’t going as great as they once were you start to fear for the worst and actually hope they end it before it gets bad.
I think the show still has it, and I will defend this show until the end, but it’s sentences like this one that tell me that perhaps the time has come, even if I love the show a lot. And on this board (or the older one) A LOT of fans were feeling this way. So yes, you can love a show and still wish for it to end.
I think the show is carried a whole lot by Baldwin and Fey and the relationship between their characters. None of the supporting characters has been strong enough for Liz Lemon to have somebody else to hold on to, so this show would be the Liz show without Baldwin as they never actually cared enough for TGS and have let Tracy, Jenna and most specially Kenneth on the side. And I don’t want to see anybody replacing Baldwin. The Office was and is a much different case.
I’m excited as hell for new episodes, but no, I wouldn’t mind if this was their last season. Six seasons of a show nobody thought would make it, nobody expected to outlast Studio 60, six years of incredibly low ratings, six years of thinking Baldwin would leave, I think NBC, award shows and this 30 Rock as a whole have done enough.October 26, 2011 at 7:01 am #232498
I would hate to see a sitcom overstay its welcome, but I agree, end the show with a bang this season, don’t drag it out. We don’t need another Office situation. Most shows don’t have six+ good seasons. After Season 6, we’ll have 6 seasons to re-watch over and over again.
And that’s good enough for me.October 26, 2011 at 11:54 am #232499
But what if they created a new character that could become the life of the show. On The Office, they just got rid of Michael Scott. But they couldv’e replaced him. (BTW James Spader didn’t replace Carell, he’s supporting.) If they created a character, which I’m pretty sure Tina Fey could do quite well, the show could go. Just a thought!October 26, 2011 at 11:55 am #232500
If she does create a new character, she would need a star with an ever bigger name than Alec Baldwin.October 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm #232501
This show has run its course. It’s time for it to end. This isn’t The Office, where so much of it was put on the whole ensemble. 30 Rock revolves around its two leads a great deal. 30 Rock has had a great run, but it’s time for it to go.October 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm #232502
ugh…i miss the show too. As cool as it would be to seeTina Fey’s plan for a series finale (would it be heartfelt or zany?) I…honestly wouldn’t mind if they continued past season 6
yeah, would love to see season 7 … what can i say, I love this show so damn much!
Can’t wait for S.6. Fey&co had more time to write some interesting and funny storylines, so i have a good feeling for the upcoming season.