I'm a moderate Democrat. I'm also embarrassed for the way Hollywood with its endless arrogance sets out to destroy anyone that doesn't share their beliefs. I used to love this show. Over the years, however, it has evolved into an attack vehicle for the far left. Nevermind that this country is split nearly 50/50 with its political views. The hatred spewed at Donald Trump and his party by Hollywood and the media is getting very old. What these out of touch people on TV don't realize is that normal everyday Americans are tired of them. They are the reason Trump is in the White House in the first place. FOOLS! The more protests, one sided reporting, and Trump bashing they do the more likely we will have 8 years of Trump. I might even vote for him next time because I don't align myself with media bullies or insane protestors. SNL is dying, their show has become unwatchable!
SNL is now a one trick pony. They pick on Trump and his staff. That's it. That's their schtick. I was a regular watcher up until about 15 years ago. Then an odd thing happened. They weren't funny anymore. In fact they were mostly forgotten until this past year's elections when people started tuning in to watch them dump on Donald Trump. The problem is, the joke is getting old but the writers aren't original, or imaginative enough to think of anything else. People praise Alec Baldwin but just a few years ago he was being put down as just another drug addled, drunk actor who said horrible things to his daughter. However now that he can do a passable impression of Trump, he's the greatest! Or so some people think. I suspect a lot of people who think it's "hitting it out of the park" or is a "terrific show" are only watching it because they like bashing Trump. It's the thing to do now. They're too young to remember when SNL was truly funny and ground breaking. I think it's time to get some new writers or just bury this sad show and let it RIP.
I'm Canadian watched the show for almost 3 decades. The show used to be rich in cast, and writing. The effort and natural charisma the show had impacted pop culture. Now the show is beyond terrible. It's actually been terrible for almost 10 years. Every few years the cast changes because stars are created and they move on to movies, but the writing and the cast is delivering nothing but a big pile of garbage every week and the cast has barely changed because the show SUUUUCKS. Only thing keeping SNL alive is Trump getting involved in politics, otherwise show would be on life support if not cancelled. Let's be real the weekend update host Michael Che loves to talk about "white people" and the racial division . The show was just fine and if you don't bring it up it won't snowball into more division. Make people laugh with something funny not uncomfortable laughter. I'm thankful for PVR.
SNL has been terrific! It has always been best when it has been political, and now -- with Trump -- the material it has to work with is unbelievable. It has once again become "Must Watch TV" for me. The negative reviews are entirely from the Trumpers who apparently can't take a joke. Fine, Trump managed to win the Electoral College. He is doing what he said he would do (as horrifying as that is). But that has nothing to do with how good SNL has been. If you don't enjoy it because you want to close your eyes to anything negative about Trump (which means you should only watch Fox News and listen to right wing nuts on radio), then don't watch it. But for me, I can't get enough of it.
If any other person was attacked, in the way you attack the Trump administration, they would be called a Bully. In case you forgot, he is OUR president and he is making good on campaign promises from the people who elected him. I no longer watch your show and neither do others in my State. SNL use to be you are MEAN! You contribute to the left side Babies who no longer can get over the election was lost!
Melissa McCarthy was funny with her political skit. Not mean spirited but the one on Conway was just trash. Even my college age sons found it a low point. Keep your meanness to yourself. We turned channel after that crap.
Never anything new or entertaining. I know before I even turn on the show what the skits will be about and unfortunately they really aren't funny. Where is the creativity in new characters. Why not try for humor that isn't politically based. So lame. If you really want to do something for real Americans who are struggling then just make us laugh. Try taking the high ground for once. We all know your political views. Stroke each other's ego at your after party and try entertaining all Americans again..
The show really has become a left wing firing squad. The comedy on the shows become very mean spirited and nasty. Things like this will continue to divide America and breed hate. I've stopped watching many shows after the election. this was just one more because of how nasty, and partisan it is. On the plus side I'm spending much more time hanging out with my friends than watching shows like SNL
Now SNL is just a bad Trump sketch or two followed by some lame skits that seem like they were phoned in. I think they believe that they're channeling the courage they had back in the 70s with the political stuff, but there's no courage in bashing Trump when every other actor and comedian in Hollywood is doing it. True courage would be to poke some folun at these protesters as well. They can't find anything ironic about a chic chanting against "hate" and then swinging a sign post at some guy's head as he walks by? No? Can't find anything to criticize or poke fun at there? I guess I'm funnier than Lorne Michaels ...
I realize that politics is fodder for comedians and I don't mind it in small doses where it is eqally distributed between parties but this whole season so far is only helping in dividing the country even more. I will no longer subject myself to the one sided views and can find something better to do with my Saturday Nights, than to waste my time on this crap. The positive aspect of your show is that it has opened my eyes to the actors that are pushing their political views, Alec Baldwin for example, to which I will no longer watch anything with him on it again. Maybe it is time for the show to grow up and at least pretend to be supporting the country. It can still be funny without pushing the writers agenda. Hasta La Vista Baby, I won't be back......
I never leave reviews, but felt the need to leave this review. SNL has been a regular part of our Saturday entertainment, but it is no longer funny. The bias political garbage has really made the show horrible.
We no longer watch, and feel sad this part of our weekly routine has died. I would give no stars, if we are honest! The one star is for Leslie Jones.
SNL has always been up and down over the years, sometimes really funny and other times unwatchable. The current focus on Trump bashing is wrecking the show. It's lost its edge and if we didn't watch it via DVR we wouldn't watch it at all. The DVR allows us to fast forward through the unfunny parts, like the paeans to Obama and the repetitive, predictable Trump bashing. I would guess the most recent episode with Aziz has about 15 minutes of watchable material altogether. Thank you DVR!!
What did you do with your comedy writers? With half the nation tuning out has the budget been slashed? It sounds like you hired all the losers, Hillary, Obammy and a room full of BLM,s and the released gitmo terrorists to write jokes. Truly a sad sight to watch how you people have gone down hill. You show nothing but anti American propaganda. I'm betting it's over soon for snl..
Can't explain why these guys can't write anything funny. I come up with better material on accident. Seems like they're to stuck on George Soros junk trying to plug away at political agenda or something... Weird, but not funny at all. Even the commercials that sponsor the show are creepy lame. Can they go back to Norm MacDonald, pump you up, dick in a box? That would be phenomenal.
Because the liberals are doing the same thing with Morning Joe, only, Morning Joe is more balanced in that he attacks Trump more often than not. I guess objectivity isn't something that bodes well with them.
I think the crybabies are the ones still moaning over the election, protesting, and clinging onto anything they can to hide their denial.
I'll enjoy the "right-wing" (practically on FOX news compared to CNN, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, scum making fun of the whiners and liberals that deal in hyperbole and expect the rest of the world to believe it otherwise they're Trump supporters. Don't like it? Grow up and start being objective. You make the rest of us Liberals and Independents look bad.
I wish SNL goes back to what they used to do best, being lately they became too political for me and I' m actually not interested in their ongoing trashing of president jokes are also becoming more popular with SNL and their fans so I guess some of us that are not gay, illegals,atheists,minorities will have a hard time to find a common ground but instead just forced to accept the fact that democracy among other things allows freedom of speech regardless of how tasteless, rude and insulting that might wonder what is the difference between bullying and freedom of speech as perceived by some , since the intention and the end result are the same.
You Trumpkins are too much. What a bunch of crybabies. Trump is a dangerous idiot who needs to be exposed for what he is via any means necessary. Every other President since Nixon has been lampooned mercilessly on this show yet suddenly, your precious commie-loving billionaire who's selling us out to Moscow should be treated with kid gloves????
I agree that the show has gotten kinda smarmy and PC, but there is still the occasional bright spot. Alec Baldwin's trashing of the orange clown is one of them. And I hope it not only continues, I hope they ratchet it up a few notches. I hope they crap on him every week the same way the right wing scum of America crapped on Obama from day one.
Don't like it? Good!!! Go take a hike.
Nobody gives a crap about whether anyone who is ignorant enough to support a clown like Slump for POTUS watches anyway.
SNL has totally gone off the rails. Been watching since October of '75, but I'm tossing in the towel. The show used to make all of America laugh. Now it just keeps trying to pound America into their own New Yorky bubble of what to think. Every President has always been mocked here, but they so need to dial down the anti-Trump warpath. Really, enough already. Get a grip and find some other subject please. Last Saturday's show was some new kind of low here. Perhaps it was last weekend's open call to action to tell viewers to tamper with the electoral college results (it's only a $1000 fine), or maybe it was the S&M bondage elves using Hershey Kisses as anal butt plugs. It's simply time to remove the NYC beer goggles and replace Lorne Michaels and the whole snarky smug leftist Weekend Update staff - they've had their run. America needs a new truly fresh observational humor comedy show without bias that we can all laugh at again. Start by hiring John Mulaney as head writer.
SNL is coming to an end. At least in my heart. I've been a fan for ever. Always understood and enjoyed the humor that was offered every Saturday Night.
But this year, sad... especially with your political views. Ok, we get it. Your a democrat. But are you suppose to be? Are you suppose to contribute to the political rift that elections bring about? Shouldn't you be contributing to the healing process? Im sure if HC won, you'd be promoting healing. So stop being hypocritical. Quit with the POTUS - Elect bashing and help the USA become productive and fun. Get new politically independent writers.
So many people were surprised to see Alec Baldwin actually come across as funny! Well as usual with SNL lately, the run is over but they keep it going do to lack of creativity and their desire to push agenda ahead of entertainment.
The writers and comedians of SNL continue to be depressed about the election and are failing to capture who Donald Trump is by portraying him in ways that emit a depressing dark colorless effort. Worse is that their depressive darkness colors all of the SNL skits. If SNL can not pull themselves together perhaps they could borrow from there other successful show the Apprentice and tell everyone that they are "FIRED". That would be dark but at least that would be funny and then Loren could rebuild his team.
Making a show that constantly bashes our president is so sad. The disrespect andd carelessness for our country and what we used to stand for. Ive always loved SNL. But the poor portrayals of the president and other military personnel is just pathetic to me. My entire family gave up on SNL. I kept watching to see if it got better with no view of heading in a better direction. #BYESNL #DONE
I don't usually write reviews, but tonight I was really saddened by the portrayal of military personnel in a fox hole -- why would you portray a person in that situation as a "clueless & incapacitated" person is beyond my comprehension (and I am a multi- degreed individual). Clearly you have no sense of what impact that has on any cognizant person. You do a great disservice to all of the men and women who have served this nation with honor, who live their lives with disability, or have given their lives for those of us who remain. Humor is wonderful, but mocking valor is not in that domain, and shame on you for thinking that it is. Linda from Berlin, Md.
After weeks of hilarious skits at Trump's expense, I was curious to see what SNL would do with the election results. Apparently, they decided to sit this week out. Worst episode ever! My guess is they had an entire show written around Trump losing, and when that didn't happen, they decided to pick up their marbles and stay home. Just one more entertainment outlet that 1. overstepped their role (producing comedy program) to become political operative for Hillary and 2. way overestimated their influence in public opinion. Your job and your value is in entertaining people. They failed spectacularly last night. I have lost all respect for SNL as a comedy program.
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