Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 12/9/22

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This is the End (CREDIT: Rachel Lears/Roadside Attractions)

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

To the End (Theaters) – Follow-up to Knock Down the House.

Kindred Season 1 (December 14 on Hulu) – I’ve yet to dive into the world of Octavia Butler. Maybe now’s the time?


Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Keke Palmer/SZA

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Keke and Her Friends (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Score! The host of this particular Saturday Night Live episode is Keke Palmer. Sounds like we’re in for a treat. And the musical guest is SZA. That’s pronounced “SIZZ-uh.” She makes songs that are sizzling.

Since this is the first new episode of SNL after Thanksgiving 2022, I’m going to review each sketch by revealing what I’m thankful for from each of them.


SNL Review December 9, 2017: James Franco/SZA

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CREDIT: Will Heath/NBC

My letter grades for each sketch and segment is below. My in-depth review is on NewsCult: http://newscult.com/snl-love-itkeep-itleave-james-francosza/

Mall Santa – B-

James Franco’s Monologue – C-

Office Sexual Harassment Apologies – C+

Gift Wrapping – C

Scrudge – B

Iowa City All-District Spelling Bee – B

SZA performs “The Weekend” – B

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B-
Cathy Anne – B+
A White Woman Named Gretchen – B

Courtroom aka ‘Za (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – B+

Christmas Charity – B

SZA performs “Love Galore” – B

Franco Family Reunion – B-