It’s not that the show is mediocre as much as us living in a post sit-com era. Nancy Franklin captures the dilemma quite well.
It’s a great office romance, without sex to ruin it. Fey’s Liz has become a bit looser over the show’s forty episodes, and it may be that winning two Emmys in a row for Best Actress in a Comedy has freed Fey up as a performer; in which case, I’m all for giving out awards before people fully deserve them. (Yoo-hoo, Pulitzer Prize committee, over here!)