Adam Sandler’s return to ‘Saturday Night Live’ was just all over the damn place

Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler & Shawn Mendes
May 4, 2019

I’m going to be honest with you before we get into this: I am not a fan of Adam Sandler but for a few — no, make that one — exception, that exception being Happy Gilmore. I HATED Sandler when he was on SNL, and did not think it was a huge loss when he was fired 24 years ago. But Sandler has matured since his time on the show, as people are wont to do, and so while I came into this episode expecting to hate it and him, I was surprised to find I hated neither. Sandler, having become a huge movie star, seems more comfortable in his own skin, willing not to laugh more at himself than with himself, which is a huge relief.

All that said, it’s not a great episode, and in fact, one sketch — and an early one at that — received a dreaded F. You know what you did, Kyle Mooney.

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‘Game of Thrones’: Dead before the dawn

Game of Thrones
“The Long Night”
April 28, 2019

IT’S THE BATTLE OF WINTERFELL WHICH MEANS: COOL WITCH FIRE TRICKS! DEAD DOTHRAKI! DEAD UNSULLIED! DEAD MORMONTS! DEAD DEAD PEOPLE! DRAGONS! ICE DRAGONS! ZOMBIE GIANTS! WHITE WALKERS! AND ONE FUCKING AMAZING ENDING YOU DID NOT SEE COMING!

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