Saturday Night Live: Season 42 Reviews

September 12, 2018
But all this is meaningless when asking whether this was a good year for the show creatively. Because if we look at SNL in terms of how groundbreaking and funny it was this season, "spectacular" is not a word that comes to mind.
September 12, 2018
This episode definitely feels like a finale, insofar as there are a lot of excellent sketches that may have been held back for this week and a few calculated risks that pay off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2018
Season 42 of Saturday Night Live had some undeniable high points, but it often felt like a case of style over substance.
September 12, 2018
If President Trump's shock-and-awe attack on truth, decorum and liberal sensibilities is intended to bludgeon his opponents into submission, "Saturday Night Live" felt like his latest victim this weekend.
October 10, 2016
Saturday Night Live Season 42 kicked off with a super-charged, finely-tuned episode that felt more like mid-season than a premiere.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 3, 2016
In a season that's going to have a lot of Clinton-Trump sketches, there's a lot that's encouraging here.
Full Review | Original Score: B-