“In Cleveland, I’m a model!” The return of 30 Rock

It’s back! After months and months and MONTHS…and months…30 Rock is finally back on tonight for its third season.

I’ll admit it – I was a latecomer to 30 Rock. I only started watching last year, after it won the Emmy for best comedy. It took me a few episodes to get into the mindset of the series, but once I got it, I never looked back.

30 Rock, much like Arrested Development, has a very specific brand of humor. If you don’t watch regularly, you’ll probably miss a lot of the jokes. But, unlike Arrested Development, I don’t think it’s hard to jump into. And for anyone out there who is like me – mid-20s (yes, 27 is still mid-20s, dammit!), single, working on a career, no so lucky in love, wears black glasses – you will relate to Liz Lemon. You will love Liz Lemon. Liz Lemon is you, she is me, she is the Every Woman. She is the Mary Tyler Moore of our generation. And she’s played by the always awesome Tina Fey, so you really can’t go wrong.

And if that doesn’t turn you onto the show, watch for Alec Baldwin. Say what you will about him personally, he is one talented son of a bitch.

And if the combination of Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey STILL doesn’t have you watching, tune in for the excellent supporting cast – Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, among others.

And if THAT doesn’t convince you, here are some of my favorite 30 Rock moments.

Jack impersonates Tracy’s entire family. (I personally think this is what won Baldwin the Emmy this year.)

Kenneth becomes addicted to coffee, and decides to leave the big city to go back home to Georgia. And…then there’s music.

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Liz decides to disclose all her secret stuff to Floyd, after inadvertently finding out his secret stuff. (BTW, this originally aired in 2006, before John McCain became…well, who he is today. Don’t judge Liz for it.)

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Of course, the infamous Cleveland plot line, which I love. We’d all like to flee to the Cleave, right?

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Last, but not least, there is what is probably my favorite thing ever on 30 Rock – Liz and her beloved sandwich. She can do it. She can have it all!

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30 Rock airs tonight at 9:30 on NBC.

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