30 Rock 7 Seasons 2006

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Season 1
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1. 30 Rock - Pilot AGES_12_AND_OVER

The premiere episode features single comedy writer Liz Lemon living every comedy writer's dream - head writer on a demanding, live TV variety program in New York City, which stars one of her closest friends, the sweet, but self absorbed Jenna Maroney.

Starring:
Tina Fey,Alec Baldwin
Runtime:
21 minutes

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Adam Bernstein
Starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin
Supporting actors Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander
Season year 2007
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By harry stotle on 5 Feb. 2010
Format: DVD
I won't waste your time telling you about the plot, or that it is critically-acclaimed, or that Alec Baldwin is in it. Amazon.co.uk have already done this. What I will do is give you a few - of many, many - reasons why I love 30 Rock so much.

I love comedy, and I particularly love American television comedies. But I am very picky and don't watch a series unless I really like it.

This show has the intelligence and subtlety of 'Frasier', the subversiveness of 'Sarah Silverman', the sheer random quirky cut-aways of 'Scrubs', and the non-stop pace of 'Family Guy'. But don't think this is just a pick 'n' mix; it is blended into a quality comedy that could be the new 'Friends' - in popularity, not style.

The writing is brilliant: the humour is always on the money, and at times laugh-out-loud-and-rewind funny.
The whole acting industry (including both 30 Rock and its actors) are sent up with spot-on paradies and in-jokes. There are threads of humour that span a full episode or a full season, but also stand-alone sequences lasting a mere 3 or 4 seconds (You Tube will provide you with these).
The show also manages to seamlessly blend, as opposed to clumsily 'insert', hints of genuinely touching, believable emotion.

The characters are not what you'd call 'realistic' in the sense of, say, 'The Office' characters, but within the context of the programme (call it a heightened reality if you like) they are generally rounded and believable. I must add that each and every one is played to perfection; kudos to the casting team.

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are clearly the stars, but the performances put in by the 'supporting' cast are anything but. You feel like the show could allocate major screen time to any of the cast and deliver.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 July 2008
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I caught a few episodes on tv then it seemed to disappear so it's good to get the whole season on dvd. I tried buying it in my local Borders but their packs were faulty with 2 disc 3's and no disc 2.

Boy was I glad to receive mine through Amazon and find out it had the correct discs.

This show is amazing, I don't know how Tina Fey does all she does but I'm glad she does it. This woman has an amazing brain and a spot on sense of humour that translates well to UK humour.

If you want escapism and a laugh then buy this boxed set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ana C. on 10 Sept. 2012
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If you're a Tina Fey fan like me you already know how amazing this show is. One of the best comedy shows out there and yet very underrated, for some reason. As it seems the other reviews already said it all when it comes to the intellectual and comedic value of this show, so i may just go in a different direction and simply tell you about the bonus features you will find in this boxset, something that amazon usually likes to omit.

First season doesn't have any bonus features.

Season 2 Bonus Features:

Deleted Scenes
"Cooter" table read
30 Rock Live At The UCB Theatre
Tina hosts SNL
An Evening With 30 Rock
Easter Egg Bloomers

Season 3 Bonus Features:

Audio Commentary by Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Alan Alda, Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski and More
Deleted Scenes
Behind The Scenes With The Muppets
1-900-OKFACE
Season Finale Table Read
The Making Of "Kidney Now!"
Photo Gallery
And More... As Far As You Know

Season 4 Bonus Features:

Extended Versions Of "Secret Santa" and "I Do I Do"
Audio Commentary by Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Jon Hamm, Scott Adsit, John Lutz, Jeff Richmond, Don Scardino and Lorne Michaels
Deleted Scenes
Behind the Scenes Of "The Moms" and "I Do I Do"
Food Network's Ace Of Cakes: 30 Rock (And Roll)
Tennis Night in America
Photo Gallery

As for subtitles you'll only find them in english and exclusively for season 4.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By maureen1963 on 10 Feb. 2010
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I absolutely love '30 Rock'. It's a perfect blend of extreme silliness, clever writing, brilliant comedy timing (Alec Baldwin....sending himself up in just about every scene) and cheerful, ensemble lunacy. There is also some genuine character and relationship development, so we get to know and like the mad staff of 'TGS'. Buy this and give yourself a treat - it was the mainstay of my snowed-in Christmas - just me, snuggled in a blanket, drinking a nice Sauvignon Blanc and laughing like a maniac over my '30 Rock' boxed set.... Heaven!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dommersj on 23 Feb. 2009
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One of the funniest series currently about, which again is overlooked by UK tv. Not quite on a par with Arrested Development (criminally neglected by UK stations) but more accessible (more character development investment in Arrested Dev before it really sucks you in). Everyone seems to talk about Alec Balwin, and he is excellent in this, but it really is an ensemble piece. Consistently funny - and I can't say that about too many shows at the moment. Waiting for season 2 to come out in UK. Bargain price at Amazon for stacks of episodes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Sept. 2011
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I'd seen the odd one on tv and thought it was quite good, if a bit different. Given all the great reviews here, I decided to give the whole 1-4 box set a go.

It turned out to be be very funny and enjoyable, and one of those rare shows where you keep wanting to watch just one more. It's unusual in that it doesn't have a laughter track, so it often comes across as relatively subtle humour.

There are 5 main characters - Liz, Jack, Tracy, Jenna and Kenneth. Liz is neurotic, clever and sharp-witted, Jack is suave, shameless and super-cool and Kenneth is very funny and endearing as the honourable hillbilly turned page with a heart of gold and a folksy saying for every eventuality.

It definitely helps seeing the show from the start, as you understand clearly where they all fit in and there are also general over-arching story lines. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, particularly from Liz and Kenneth, so it's simply a great buy.

It's not quite up to the same stellar standard as Frasier, but then nothing is, although it's pretty much the next best thing.
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