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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-05-17 06:32 pm

[ SECRET POST #3787 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3787 ⌋

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[Legion]


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[Keanu Reeves]


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[Jack McBrayer, Claudia O'Doherty, Ellie Kemper]


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[The Wind in the Willows]


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(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't ship them... at all... but I just wanted to take a second to acknowledge how fucking talented both of them are. They're both SO funny as performers. It's a shame that the context of SNL doesn't seem to really work anymore because I like a lot of the cast members they get in.

OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:09 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a shame that the context of SNL doesn't seem to really work anymore

What do you mean by that?

Re: OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
It seems to me that - taken as a whole - something about the format or the production process or something about SNL doesn't really work as a show. From my point of view watching it, the ratio of hits to misses in sketches is just so, so low. And I know it's always been like that to an extent but it just seems really brutal the last couple years. I know that some people might disagree and I'm not trying to shit on anyone enjoying it, it's just how I feel about it.

But at the same time, I don't really have any idea what causes that. I definitely don't think it's because of a lack of talent in terms of writing or acting - I mean, like I say, I fucking love most of the people in the cast right now. So it seems like it's probably something about how it's produced, or its format, or something. But I don't know specifically what that would be. So I'm mostly just trying to celebrate the actors in a show that doesn't seem good to me anymore I guess.

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(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
nayrt but it's pretty much a joke at this point that people claim SNL is "not as good as it used to be", with the "best years" coincidentally landing when they themselves were around high school/college age.

Personally, I think SNL has had a lot of fantastic sketches in the past year or so, owing a lot to the political stuff and a few ace performers. Of course there are misses, there always are, but I find most of their stuff amusing enough for material that was slapped together in less than a week.

Re: OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
nayrt but it's pretty much a joke at this point that people claim SNL is "not as good as it used to be", with the "best years" coincidentally landing when they themselves were around high school/college age.

All I can say is that I'm aware of the tendency and that I don't think that's what's happening here

OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
the "best years" coincidentally landing when they themselves were around high school/college age.

Exactly. Everyone shits on anything that falls outside that range. Like, I've been watching regularly since I was 10 and I'm 24 now, and I haven't even been disappointed with a cast yet.

Re: OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
If it's worth anything, I didn't like the cast that was on when I was in high school very much at all

Re: OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-18 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
... So you've been watching for 14 years? LOL, hon, that isn't that long. The show's been on since 1975. I think people are fine to note that it's changed, even if it's something as subjective as it 'not being as funny anymore'. Because, shit, of course it's changed.

OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
It seems to me that - taken as a whole - something about the format or the production process or something about SNL doesn't really work as a show.

The show has been airing for 42 years.

So I'm mostly just trying to celebrate the actors in a show that doesn't seem good to me anymore I guess.

??????????????????? That is the saddest thing I've ever heard. How can you like the actors but not the show which they write and perform in???????????????????

Re: OP

(Anonymous) 2017-05-17 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
The show has been airing for 42 years.

That sentence should have ended "anymore". I apologize for the mistake.

??????????????????? That is the saddest thing I've ever heard. How can you like the actors but not the show which they write and perform in???????????????????

That's what I'm trying to explain!!!!!

But also, it doesn't seem that uncommon a thing. in fact, I feel like it happens all the time in Hollywood, where you have great people involved in something that just doesn't work out.