SNL: JAMES FRANCO HOSTS

Better than last week, but never more than just ok. The Simpson and Palin sketches had premises with potential but slack execution.. Funniest bit of the night: The Looker. Funniest line of the night: 'Set your phasers to STUNNING!' Worst moment: Armisen as Dov Charney. -- Jeff SchultzSNL="So Near Laughter". A lot of great comedy … Continue reading SNL: JAMES FRANCO HOSTS

MAD MEN: SEASON 2, EPISODE 8

The chickens are coming home to roost on MAD MEN, but they're making their way in a darkness as black as pitch. This series is increasingly about the women, isn't it, for whom it offers only hopelessness and despair. -- Jeff SchultzA good episode, not great. I don't get why Betty believes Jimmy over Don. … Continue reading MAD MEN: SEASON 2, EPISODE 8

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – SEASON PREMIERE – MICHAEL PHELPS HOSTS

SNL comes through -- but only in the opening sketch. After Tina's turn as Palin, the show goes mostly slack and unfunny, with only a few gags on Weekend Update providing any laughs. -- Jeff SchultzSATURDAY NIGHT BLAH! Other than the perfect opening sketch, the whole show was pointless. Why do the keep bringing back … Continue reading SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – SEASON PREMIERE – MICHAEL PHELPS HOSTS