Watch This: 30 Rock’s Manhattan makes heroes and villains of everyone

One week a month, Watch This offers television recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: In honor of The A.V. Club‘s Comics Week, television episodes about our favorite origin stories.

30 Rock, “The Tuxedo Begins” (season six, episode seven; originally aired 2/16/2012)

30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) couldn’t feel more differently about life in Manhattan. Of the many divides in their unlikely friendship, their polarized views of Gotham are only second to their respective dating choices in fueling their prickly Mary-and-Lou dynamic. Liz might have a fancy, lucrative job as a television writer, but she’s still just a modest straphanger living in a metropolis that can be as irksome as it is energizing. Life in the big city can kill your mental health with a thousand tiny cuts, and in the first …

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