The shift away from character-based sketch comedy could make stars like Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon rarer in years to come.
Ironically, the premise presupposes Styles’ original sketch was cut for time.
The Killing Eve star was heavily involved in much of the episode’s mostly consistent 90 minutes.
Plus, What We Do in the Shadows, Kumail Nanjiani, Charlize Theron, and Elizabeth Banks.
Coming into the spring, SNL continues to struggle with playing to its gifted current cast’s skillsets.
The singer pulled host/musical guest double duty on this week’s episode.
We look at the returns, the premieres, and some beloved series’ final bows coming this year.
Shutdown drama, millennial woes, and Greta Van Fleet ring in 2019 with a lackluster premiere.
Other highlights include FX’s What We Do in the Shadows and Harmony Korine’s latest.
The return of Adam Grossman and Big Papi and anxiety over Tuesday’s midterms rounded out the night.
Nicki Minaj also guests in the sketch, which was cut for time from the show’s season finale.
The laughs almost manage to overcome the scattershot message in this throwback rom-com.