The final season of “30 Rock” premiered Thursday with an episode that was neither bitter nor sweet.
Instead, it was brimming with the rapid-fire, dagger-sharp jokes that have made it TV’s most consistently funny show for six seasons.
In the opening scene, Liz Lemon held a swaddled baby and declared, “After all these years I finally have it all.” Then she hurled the fake baby at the crew.
On the heels of Louis C.K.’s Emmy wins, “Louie’s” third season came to an end last night with the funniest, saddest, most puzzling, yet, heartwarming moments of the season.
Louie looked lonely sitting on his couch, but he wasn’t alone. Lilly and Jane were there tearing open Christmas presents.
[This post contains spoilers for the September 20 episode of FX's "Louie."]
Thursday night’s “Louie” concluded the three-part “Late Show” arc, and like all great comedians, Louis C.K. has expert timing.
So it came as no surprise that his deliberate pacing over the past two episodes built to a payoff that was as inspiring as it was tragic.
At the episode’s start, Louie seemed fully dedicated to replacing David Letterman. He continued his determined quest to lose weight, and resumed his training with Jack Dall. He explained he wasn’t a "3, 2, 1, funny" kind of comedian.
Thursday's “Louie” continued the storyline that began in the last episode, when Louie found out he was on the short list to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show.”
With the opportunity all comedians dream of dangling in front of him, Louie realized he’d have to work to get the job.
But first, he tried to bail. He lamented to his ex-wife Janet that the job would take too much time away from their daughters. She agreed, “Yes, you’ll see them a lot less. But that’s because you’ll have. A job.”
[This post contains spoilers for the August 30 episode of FX's "Louie."]
On the latest episode of “Louie,” the beleaguered comedian headed to Los Angeles. And as with so many saucer-eyed starlets before him, opportunity came knocking.
This episode defied Louie’s expectations as well as ours, replacing the usual intro with an acoustic ditty playing over a static shot of Hollywood’s famed Improv theater.
[This post contains spoilers for the August 26 season finale of HBO's "True Blood."]
On Sunday's season finale of "True Blood," every storyline intersected and reached a satisfying conclusion.
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