It’s not an easy time for “Saturday Night Live.”
This weekend’s installment dropped again, to 4.4 million, below their seasonal average.
Last year at this time, the total viewers were 4.785 million. Last week was over 4.5 million.
When the show announced the combination of Gomez and Malone, my first reaction was this will be a big show. Two huge music stars, although Gomez — campaigning for an Emmy nomination for “Only Murders in the Building” — wasn’t going to sing.
And she didn’t, unfortunately, And Post Malone, especially in his first of two songs, was strangely awful.
So was the lame “Cold” opening, which was cringe-worthy.
The whole show was at best a “C.” Why has there been no announcement about Pete Davidson, who left the show weeks ago? His indie film wrapped a while ago, too. His only excuse for being gone is that the Kardashians have taken him hostage. Also, why do we never see new cast member, Aristotle Athari? Where was Andrew Dismukes? Alex Moffat? Why was Mikey Day in almost every sketch?
(To be fair, I guess Moffat and Dismukes could have COVID. New York is on high alert.)
We head to this Saturday’s season finale with trepidation. Michael Che is playing a game of public renegotiation, singing the Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” to anyone who’ll listen. This used to be Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin’s theme song before the pandemic. My guess is, Che stays. McKinnon should have her own series by now. If she doesn’t have one in the works, she needs better agents and managers.