It turns out the real monster was Joss Whedon all along.

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Whiplash.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ and Chris Rock return to mediocrity

Saturday Night Live
Chris Rock & Megan Thee Stallion
October 3, 2020

Well, Saturday Night Live is back on air and back in Studio 8H and everything has returned to (almost) normal, including a show full of mediocre and overly long sketches. When at the end of last season Saturday Night Live had to be produced remotely, I enjoyed the results: the show was lighter, weirder, and freer. Not every sketch landed, of course, but it felt like the show had to take more chances because they didn’t have any choice in the matter. The result was shorter, and frankly funnier sketches.

But now we’re back to the studio, back to sketches that don’t quite know how to end, back to sketches that seem to be written by committee. ~sigh~ It was fun while it lasted.

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I hate lists. Here’s my list of the best TV of 2019.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: I blame you, Harry Styles.

Saturday Night Live
Harry Styles
November 16, 2019

Most of the time, I don’t blame the hosts for a shitty show. When an episode of Saturday Night Live is weak, it’s most often the fault of lazy or bad writing. Sometimes a lackluster performance from the cast can doom things — or just way too much Alec Baldwin, that never helps matters — but in large part, the hosts — who are usually actors or comedians — are doing their best with the material they have been given.

The exception makes the rule, so the expression goes, and pop singer and former boy bander, Harry Styles, he is that exception. I don’t want to be too hard on Styles: he seems like a nice enough guy. He’s obviously very handsome and oozes charm; he clearly has a sense of humor and does not take himself seriously. But your boy, he can’t act, much less deliver the comedy. And his inability to act really was the difference in several of these sketches from being kinda funny to straight-up clunkers.

And what I’m saying, SNL, is feel free to invite Harry Styles back as a musical guest, but please please please keep him away from the sketches.

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Your favorite cop comedy is sticking around for another year. Noice.

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John Bolton is talking about testifying in the impeachment inquiry and I’m talking about investing in popcorn futures

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In which I talk about sportsball for a hot minute. (Don’t worry, this won’t become the norm.)

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Roy Moore riding in on that horse to vote was the gift to late night hosts that kept giving

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Here’s your creepy as hell ‘American Horror Story’ election-themed opening credits sequence

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