By William Irwin
A desirable exploration of the philosophy at the back of NBC’s hit television sequence, 30 RockWith edgy writing and a good solid, 30 Rock is likely one of the funniest tv exhibits at the air—and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it quite suggest to be stable? Dr. Leo Spaceman normally demonstrates that drugs isn't really a technological know-how, so what's the function of the incompetent expert in the USA today?In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid individuals are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check those key questions and so forth that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.Takes an pleasing, up-close examine the philosophical concerns at the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the which means of lifeEquips you with a brand new realizing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different charactersGives you deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for looking at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 RockIdeal for either informal and diehard fanatics, this publication is the basic spouse for each 30 Rock-watcher.
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Like Liz, though, his life primarily revolves around work, thus ensuring that he will never advise Liz to take time off work. When Life Gives You Liz’s Lemons, Can You Make Lemonade? After this parade of cynical thinkers and their views, one might feel that we’ve lost sight of Liz Lemon’s problems and have also possibly lost any sense of hope for the future. I’ll at least try to clear up how this applies to Liz, but you’re on your own to ﬁnd hope for yourself. Perhaps, though, if I can convince you that Liz’s case isn’t hopeless, you won’t think things are so bad.
In the same episode, Liz Lemon is looking seriously into adoption, and so a person from the adoption agency needs to come by her workplace to see whether her work environment and schedule allow her to properly take care of a baby. As things turn out, after initially resisting the urge to sleep with Kathy in order to regain his old job, Jack resigns himself to this possibility. ” “I’m going to give Kathy the full soap opera,” Jack says, “while you try to trick a lady with a head injury. indd 46 6/5/10 10:09:32 AM A CON FU CIAN-AR I STOTE LIAN CR ITI QU E 47 agent further, and so calls an ambulance to bring the injured woman to the hospital.
Her minor but nonetheless signiﬁcant breakdowns are often central themes of whole episodes. These minor breakdowns, however, are of a piece with the madcap atmosphere that almost passes for normalcy at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Thus, Liz is not especially noticeable as a stressed-out person. She is, however, much more committed to her job than most of her coworkers are. Tracy and Jenna are particularly indifferent to TGS as an institution, absorbed as they are in their own personal realities. As long as they can be famous, they don’t seem to care where they work.
30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by William Irwin