Next month, we as TV watchers will be delivered from what has to have been the longest period of total crap in the history of the medium. Election + writer’s strike effect = absolutely nothing on worth watching except Mad Men and HBO’s summer documentary series. That’s exactly two things. The entire summer. So today when Hulu put up these four-minute “year in the life” recaps of Jack Donaughy and Liz Lemon from last season’s 30 Rock, I was reminded of why television exists (and why I pay so much for cable/DVR.) I suppose these are intended for viewers who didn’t watch each episode three times, but if you haven’t seen anything funny on television in three months, it’s new-ish to you.
A year in the life of Jack Donaughy:
A year in Liz Lemon’s love life:
30 Rock doesn’t come back until October 30, but surely there will be something else on to get us through until then.