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Saturday Night Live: Season 44 (2018-2019)




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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A variety show packed with some Emmy-winning satire for laughs.


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Critic Reviews for Saturday Night Live: Season 44

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

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.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

"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.

October 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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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.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Sometimes, all that matters is that the show noticed all of the things you noticed, and then made jokes about them.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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...

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

SNL keeps trying to have its cake and eat it, too: earning the easy credibility of parroting liberal talking points while also harnessing the nonpartisan allure of extreme fame.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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