30 Rock has received numerous awards and critical praise. Has the bar been set too high?
NBC (ended 2013)
Incidentally, the premiere touches on the relatability factor, as Jack demands TGS be more relatable to the average American, surely a veiled reference to 30 Rock itself not being wholly relatable to the average American.
|most shows are at their best in the 4th and 5th and even 6th season. 30 rock has grown in ratings AND quality since the beginning imo. And I hope it continues to do so. I know it will. And I agree that not many people get it. I laugh at everything on this show and when i make my friends watch it they hardly laugh except at the physical comedy.|
|I think any expectations that have been set for "30 Rock" are only making it stronger. Tina & Co. know that since the ratings aren't stellar (and never have been) the critical praise and accolades are the only things keeping the show afloat. |
Personally, I don't think the bar has been set too high. Each year the show is consistently the best comedy on TV, and Alec, Tina, Jack, and Jane give some of the best comedic performances of the year each and every episode, IMHO of course.