Given the nature of the episode, it’s not an escape from the holidays, but rather an excuse to poke fun at and satirize every possible aspect of it.


It’s at once explicit, uncomfortable, hilarious, graphic, deadpan, raunchy, disgusting, absurdist, ironic, awkward, progressive, horrifying and manic. It is, in one word, a miracle.


There’s nothing quite like seeing Lady Mary smoke out of a DIY crack pipe to send the message that she’s done with the 20th century.

If there is anything that the past few weeks have given me, it is renewed respect for my professors.

The direction that “Mars” takes is unconventional, especially for a production on a channel that values scientific fact over fictional series.


It’s boring, kitschy and full of cliches that aren’t even executed well. It’s overly filtered, and the score matches the overdone aesthetic.

In this time of darkness, I remember how far TV and movies have come, and it gives me hope.

“Red Oaks”

“Red Oaks” as a concept is inherently incongruent if it’s not summertime at the country club.


The students who used disclaimers, I noticed, were exclusively women.


Despite one of the toughest weeks America’s had in recent history, “SNL” pulls through with a standout episode, reassuring audiences that it will be there to make us laugh as always.