Awkwafina; Travis Scott
Saturday Night Live Season 44

15%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

Unfocused and devoid of chemistry, SNL's second installment strands the usually charming Awkwafina in a sea of disappointing sketches.

Episode Info

Awkwafina hosts; and Travis Scott performs.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Awkwafina; Travis Scott

As much as the whole locker room portrayal of the Kavanaugh appointment is quite apt given the subject matter, it's clear that the show just wants to get this over with, even before it ends.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Awkwafina noted how inspired she was by Lucy Liu hosting Saturday Night Live nearly two decades ago. It was a heartfelt moment, one undercut by a lackluster episode that no host could have salvaged.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

When picking the weakest moment from this week you can't really dismiss a sketch that was entirely about having sex with pumpkins.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

[Awkwafina]'s overall gameness buoyed her sketches even as, for the second outing in a row, there wasn't much to get excited about.

Oct 8, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Here's hoping the writing throughout this season is more focused than it was tonight.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The writing in [the cold open] was obstinately bland, just as the rest of the show largely wasted the talents of its host, Awkwafina, only the second Asian American woman to fulfill that role.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a bad show when even Debette Goldry is terrible.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers didn't seem up to task to give Awkwafina a lot to do, but her confidence and style made her a solid host.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

While pointed, none of the jokes were especially sharp, and they set the tone for what ultimately turned out to be a lackluster episode of SNL.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The jokes weren't exactly the most hard-hitting stuff, but there's a clever twist ending that's worth sticking around for.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Mediocre SNL is better than the offensively bad show we've seen too much of over the last few seasons, but it doesn't make it any easier to get excited about it again.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 5.0/10 | Full Review…

The second episode... was something of a mixed bag. Awkwafina wasn't given much to work with, playing the straight person in a series of mostly forgettable sketches, while the very best the show had to offer came in the cold open and Weekend Update.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…