Critic Consensus: Despite some effective political skewering, SNL's overreliance on celebrity cameos and uneven writing continues to overshadow its moments of comedic catharsis.
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I know the season of trash-talking "Saturday Night Live" has begun, but I don't care. I'm glad the NBC show is back, and I will watch it regularly, even though I know it will disappoint me more than it will please me.
"Saturday Night Live" no longer stands as our appointed dispenser of satirical truths. It probably never did. Butsomewhere along the line, it turned into a weekly embalming. We no longer watch it with hope but from sheer inertia.
With the headlines continuing their spiral into conflict and uncertainty, full of heated if necessary social debates, SNL is back to provide a bit of a tonic for it all.
Sometimes, all that matters is that the show noticed all of the things you noticed, and then made jokes about them.
We need shows like SNL to get us through times like these. But anger was largely missing from Saturday night's show, which instead played like a shrugged business-as-usual when it comes to staging political sketches...
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