Critic Consensus: Left in the cold by a series of wonky sketches, second time host Kristen Stewart excelsin the taped bits, but is given little to do in the live material.
Critic reviews for Kristen Stewart
Not specifically the fact that Stewart and "SNL" don't just repeat what made her hosting debut work but the fact that "SNL" doesn't give Stewart anything all that memorable to work with.
After a few unusually strong episodes, SNL reverted to a more familiar mundanity this week. A weirdly draggy cold open and monologue prefaced an episode that found occasional laughs scattered throughout largely unmemorable sketches.
I was genuinely looking forward to seeing her again. Unfortunately, Stewart didn't seem excited to be back, and that reflected in her delivery throughout the night. And the writing was also less sharp this time around.
Though this episode was probably the worst of the season so far, it wasn't necessarily downright terrible. But having a mediocre episode is almost more frustrating in some ways. Hopefully they can pick things back up in a couple weeks.
I don't know what Kristen Stewart is wearing, but it works. Plus one point. The monologue, alas, ain't so great.
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