Saturday Night Live - Season 45, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Woody Harrelson; Billie Eilish



Critic Consensus: A game Woody Harelson and innovative performance from Billie Eilish can't save a mediocreseason opener that once again relies too heavily on celebritycameos -- though that girl Maya Rudolph can come back whenever she likes.

Episode Info

The Season 45 premiere. Woody Harrelson hosts; and Billie Eilish performs.


Critic reviews for Woody Harrelson; Billie Eilish

"SNL" staged its own trailer of "Downton Abbey" and joked that nothing really happens in the box-office hit. But the same could be said for the blah season opener of "SNL."

September 29, 2019 | Full Review…

As the 45th season of the show moves forward, developing the rest of the cast should be SNL's priority, not putting in calls to Ray Donovan.

September 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Yet the generational gap between this season premiere's host and musical guest is not the strangest choice. It's more what this season premiere chooses to do - or really, not do - with its multi-time host.

September 29, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Saturday Night Live has been hit or miss for the last several years. Chalk this one up as "just OK."

October 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The monologue has Colin Jost written all over it. Oof. Welcome to Season 45!

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

SNL's season premiere gave off a same-as-it-ever-was vibe, not exactly encouraging after a lackluster last few seasons.

September 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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