"Aaand... commercials! Two minutes to Forrest Trump sketch..."
December 28, 2017 9:39 AM Subscribe
But the more of SNL I watched this year, the more I felt like I was watching a different show than everybody else was. I was tempted to call it the worst show of 2017, but I’m not sure that’s what I mean. It’s certainly made with a certain degree of love and affection that marks it as the work of talented people.Saturday Night Live’s current cultural cachet is built on a mirage [Todd VanDerWerff, Vox]
No, what SNL was was the emptiest show of 2017, and the fact that it was so over-praised makes me worry we’ll learn nothing at all from this particular moment in pop cultural history. And there’s no better way to talk about that emptiness than to consider just how poorly SNL handles the current occupant of the White House, even as it clearly wants to say something daring.