SNL Review December 9, 2017: James Franco/SZA

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-james-francosza/

Mall Santa – B-

James Franco’s Monologue – C-

Office Sexual Harassment Apologies – C+

Gift Wrapping – C

Scrudge – B

Iowa City All-District Spelling Bee – B

SZA performs “The Weekend” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B-
Cathy Anne – B+
A White Woman Named Gretchen – B

Courtroom aka ‘Za (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Christmas Charity – B

SZA performs “Love Galore” – B

Franco Family Reunion – B-

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SNL Review December 2, 2017: Saoirse Ronan/U2

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CREDIT: Alison Hale/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-saoirse-ronanu2/

White House Christmas – B

Saoirse Ronan’s Monologue – B

Floribama Shore – B-

Action News 9 – B-

“Welcome to Hell” – B-

KMart Returns and Exchanges – B-

The Race – A-

U2 perform “American Soul” – B+

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Theresa May – B+
Shelly and Greg Duncan – C

Bachelor Auction (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A-

Late for Class – B+

U2 perform “Get Out of Your Own Way” – B

Aer Lingus – B

SNL Review November 18, 2017: Chance the Rapper/Eminem

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CREDIT: Samantha Lichtenstein/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-chance-rappereminem/

The Mueller Files – B

Chance the Rapper’s Monologue – B-

Wayne Manor Food Drive – B-

“Come Back” – B

Family Feud Thanksgiving Edition – B-

Eminem ft. Skylar Grey performs “Walk on Water,” “Stan” and “Love the Way You Lie” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Jeff Sessions – B
Bruce Chandling – B
Pete Davidson (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Ringside Rangers – B-

Rap History – B

Career Day – C

Skank Babysitter 17 – B-

SNL Review November 11, 2017: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-tiffany-haddishtaylor-swift/

Roy Moore and Jeff Sessions – B-

Tiffany Haddish’s Monologue – B

GamerCon – B-

The Lion King Screen Tests – B-

Message From the DNC – B-

Beck and Kyle – B+

Taylor Swift performs “…Ready for It?” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Claire from HR – B-
Lavar Ball – B

The Last Black Unicorn – C

Get Woke with Tamika (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

The Dolphin Who Learned to Speak – B

Taylor Swift -performs “Call It What You Want” – C+

Whiskers R We – B

SNL Review November 4, 2017: Larry David/Miley Cyrus

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CREDIT: Kailey Fellows/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-larry-davidmiley-cyrus/

Paul Manafort – B

Larry David’s Monologue – B

The Price is Right Celebrity Edition – B-

White House Press Conference – C+

Ad Council Awards – B+

The Baby Step – C+

Miley Cyrus performs “Bad Mood” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. – B
Angel, Every Boxer’s Girlfriend From Every Boxing Movie Ever – B+
Leslie Jones – B-

Fresh Takes – B

New Wife – B+

Miley Cyrus performs “I Would Die for You” – B-

Beers (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A

SNL Review October 14, 2017: Kumail Nanjiani/P!nk

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CREDIT: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-kumail-nanjianipnk/

Trump Rally – B-

Kumail Nanjiani’s Monologue (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Bank Breakers – B-

Kellywise – B-

Office Halloween Party – C+

New York Film Festival Women’s Roundtable – B

P!nk performs “What About Us?” – B-

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Ivana Trump – C

Chatsworth House Check-In – C

Nursing Home – B

P!nk performs “Beautiful Trauma” – C+

Call Center – B

SNL Review October 7, 2017: Gal Gadot/Sam Smith

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-gal-gadotsam-smith/

Jason Aldean performs “I Won’t Back Down” (No Grade)

Gal Gadot’s Monologue – C+

E! New Fall Lineup – B-

Vida – C+

The Chosen One – B-

Mirages – B-

Safelite – B-

Sam Smith performs “Too Good at Goodbyes” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – B
Pete Davidson (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

The Maiden and the Mice – C

Spy Negotiation/Webcam Show – C+

Sam Smith performs “Pray” – B-

Themyscira – C+

Naomi – B-

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