The Best of SNL Season 42

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So I’ve got the essential categories covered here. You can also head on over to NewsCult for my in-depth analysis of the best sketches. Enjoy!

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SNL Review May 20, 2017: Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry

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

Hallelujah – B+

Dwayne Johnson’s Monologue – B

Cartier Fidget Spinner – B+

Wrestlemania Promos – B-

One Voice (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A-

Scorpio – B-

Universal Studios – B-

Xentrex – B

Katy Perry (and Backpack Kid) performs “Swish, Swish” – B+

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B-
Dawn Lazarus – B+
Drunk Uncle – B+

Murder by Numbers – B-

International Mad Scientist Society – B

Katy Perry ft. Migos performs “Bon Appetit” – B

Devon’s Tavern – B-

Senior Awards Night – B

What Won TV? – May 14-May 20, 2017

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In this feature, I look back at each day of the past week and determine what shows “won TV” for the night. That is, I consider every episode of television I watched that aired on a particular day and declare which was the best.

Sunday – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Monday – Jane the Virgin
Tuesday – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wednesday – Arrow is bringing it back.
Thursday – The President Show
Friday – RuPaul’s Drag Race
Saturday – In memory of a lost rock voice, the SNL Vintage vault busted out one of the best episodes of all time.

SNL Review May 13, 2017: Melissa McCarthy/HAIM

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

Lester Holt Trump Interview – B-

Melissa McCarthy’s Monologue – B

Just Desserts! – C

Amazon Echo – B+

White House Press Briefing – C+

Haim perform “Want You Back” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Pete Davidson – B-
Cathy Anne – B

Women in Film – B+

Kylie & Leslie – B+

Haim perform “Little of Your Love” – B

1st Birthday Party/Mom Animal – B+

Lighthouse Features Logo (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

SNL Review May 6, 2017: Chris Pine/LCD Soundsystem

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

Morning Joe – B-

Chris Pine’s Monologue – B

Where in the World is Kellyanne Conway? – B+

Song for Peace (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A-

SWAT Lookout – B+

HR Meeting – B+

The House Seattle – B+

LCD Soundsystem perform “call the police” – B+

Weekend Update
Michael and Colin – B+
Dawn Lazarus – A-
Leslie Jones – B-

Auto Shop – B+

The Handmaid’s Tale – B

Star Trek – B+

LCD Soundsystem perform “american dream” – B+

Game Night – B+

What Won TV? – April 30-May 6, 2017

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In this feature, I look back at each day of the past week and determine what shows “won TV” for the night. That is, I consider every episode of television I watched that aired on a particular day and declare which was the best.

Sunday – Silicon Valley
Monday – Better Call Saul
Tuesday – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wednesday – Arrow
Thursday – Riverdale (Maple Syrup Forever!)
Friday – RuPaul’s Drag Race (see also: Trinity Taylor shout-out on SNL)
Saturday – Chris Pine delivering us one of the best SNL‘s of the season

SNL Review April 15, 2017: Jimmy Fallon/Harry Styles

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

White House – C+

Jimmy Fallon’s Monologue – C+

Celebrity Family Feud Time Travel Edition – B-

Legally Blonde The Musical – B

Take Me Back – B

A Message From the White House Easter Bunny – B-

Harry Styles performs “Sign of the Times” – B

Weekend Update
Michael and Colin – B+
Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy – B-
Bruce Chandling – B+

Union Army Camp – B+

Turtle Shirt (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Boston Teens – B

Harry Styles performs “Ever Since New York” – B

Basketball Film Shoot – B+

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