11:31 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 01/31/2013 09:05PM
The 30 Rock finale was one of the most delightful series wrap-ups I can remember. Not only were Liz Lemon and her fellow NBC colleagues not dead – there's really no getting over the end of Lost – but they were full of the sparkling, absurd liveliness that characterized the show at its best throughout seven seasons.
A light sentimentality in this last hour gave everything just enough of an emotional underpinning – which the show has sometimes needed.
With its endless supply of shiny, shapely little jokes, the show could feel like a wonderful salad served up without a bowl. You got tired of being showered with lovely microgreens. This time we got the bowl. It was a lovely burnished wood.
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