SNL Recap – Host: Chris Pratt. Musical Guest: A Cat

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Welcome to our new Saturday Night Live recap section! I’m here to tell you how SNL is doing these days, which I know is a great concern. Hell, the show is in it’s 40th season! And as it reaches middle-age, the wrinkles are starting to show. I can’t say I’m not a bit worried about this season after watching the premiere this weekend. SNL continues to be plagued by poor writing and horrific pacing (one of the many reasons that the video sketches continue to reign supreme week-to-week), and there are only glimmers of hope through much of the mediocrity.

But enough with the negative stuff, our host tonight was Chris Pratt! We all love Chris Pratt! He’s an adorable everyman who is also a kickass action hero. We saw him in a lot of everyman roles, or action hero roles tonight. So how did he do? Well……read on, my friends.

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Scandal Recap: That’s Why Her Hair Is So Big. It’s Full of Secrets.

(To be clear, the recap title refers to the following characters’ hair, in this order: Olivia’s natural beach tresses, Cyrus’ aggravated mourning hair, Lindsay Bluth Funke’s pompadour, Mellie’s loose sad hair.)

Well, not only is (Pop) Culturally Informed back from a weird, slightly accidental hiatus, but praise Shonda, SCANDAL IS BACK. Like, aggressively back. Nothing terribly huge happened except for Columbus Short’s inevitable, dramatic and immediate exit from the show, but regardless, Scandal is always a ridiculous hour of television. Just like I do with all my recaps, I will be culling from my slightly drunken notes to write this, so it should be kind of a wild ride. I was also tripping pretty hard on Sudafed for this one, so let’s go!

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