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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

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    “30 Rock”: the Anti-“Sex and the City”

    By kyle | December 9, 2008

    Today I take a look at one of my favorite TV shows, “30 Rock,” and ask whether it’s the aughties antidote to the single-gal fantasy world of “Sex and the City.” “30 Rock” improved a great deal after season one so check out the season two DVD, which is full of terrific episodes including the Carrie Fisher one.

    Topics: DVD, New York City, Sex, TV | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to ““30 Rock”: the Anti-“Sex and the City””

    1. James Frazier Says:
      December 11th, 2008 at 12:08 am

      I’m a big fan. I thought the first and second seasons were hilarious but at times too self-satisfied and cold. So far, however, the third season has struck me as perfect, with Fey and Baldwin’s characters finally hitting a perfect friend/mentor balance.

    2. Christian Toto Says:
      December 11th, 2008 at 1:17 am

      Watching “30 Rock” episodes just once isn’t enough … you need at least two viewings to appreciate how all the comic pieces fit so snugly together.