Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 3/5/21

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Kamp Koral (CREDIT: Paramount Plus/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Coming 2 America (March 5 on Amazon) – “2,” not “to.”
Raya and the Last Dragon (Theaters and Premier Access on Disney+)
Stray (Theaters and On Demand) – Dog documentary.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years (Premiered March 4 on Paramount+)
-2021 Critics Choice Awards (March 7 on The CW)
The Masked Singer Season 5 Premiere (March 10 on FOX)
Game of Talents Series Premiere (March 10 on FOX) – Hosted by Wayne Brady!
South ParQ: Vaccination Special (March 10 on Comedy Central)

-Kings of Leon, When You See Yourself

SNL Recap December 14, 2013: John Goodman/Kings of Leon

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If Drunk Uncle says it, I guess we never will be royals.

A Message from the President
This sketch was exemplary of how SNL really hasn’t had much of a satirical edge towards politics lately.  But that wasn’t exactly what this was going for, and you should really judge sketches on what they’re attempting, so that’s what I’ll do.  This was kind of a funny idea, but it was obvious what it was right away, and then it wasn’t anything more.  Doing the “Thriller” dance to mean “thrilled” was amusing, but other than that, not much of note happened. C+

John Goodman’s Monologue
Another musical monologue can be worth it if you do something unusual, and this was somewhat different, indeed different enough to not be predicted.  But it was reminiscent of David Alan Grier singing “let’s get butt naked in the White House,” which this wasn’t as good as. B-


SNL Recap October 23, 2010: Emma Stone/Kings of Leon

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Cold Opening – Harry Reid for Senate Press Conference
The impressions are decent enough, so how about somebody comes up with some actual jokes for these guys? C

Emma Stone’s Monologue
Kenan, Bill, and Andy all had a good thing going with their nerd characters, but they were cut off prematurely, so there was no momentum. Andy’s violent shaking while trying to read his prepared statement was a high point. Meanwhile, Bobby’s Jonah Hill was a physical marvel, and Taran’s Michael Cera was freakishly spot-on. B

Ultimately distressing. At there was Bill was his ever-reliable spokesman character. C+