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October 20, 2020 at 2:10 pm #1203791941
Otra vez Roselyn Sanchez?? Y creo que Carlos Rivera también fue host hace un par de años, no?
A veces pienso que simplemente ponen los nombres de todos los que han conducido en una tómbola y así deciden las combinaciones. El próximo año seguro les toca a Lucero y a Jaime Camil…
Pero bueno… bien por Fito! Ojalá ponga un buen show porque los últimos rockeros consagrados argentinos que invitaron a esta ceremonia fueron los Cadillacs (creo) y la verdad que su presentación no me pareció la gran cosa — y lo digo como fan de ellos desde los ’90.October 20, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1203791917
I’m such a bad Chemical Brothers fan lol. I was catching up on this thread and thought, “Huh, that ‘Surrender’ name rings a bell…”
It wasn’t until I saw the post clarifying that it’s the 20th anniversary edition that I remembered the album. My favorite Chemical Brothers song (“Let Forever Be”) is even on it!! XDOctober 19, 2020 at 1:47 am #1203787820
The cold opens are lasting too long without a real focus. All that was interesting there was Kate McKinnon’s Samantha Guthtie. I knew the material wasn’t going to be there for Issa Rae when her first sketch was that stupid French-Canadian morning show with her as a Drake-watching correspondent. Yikes. The weird ex-boyfriends one and the local black politicians one were also bad. It shows that these writers still can’t effectively write for black talent. Weekend Update was the one shining light, though Issa’s monologue was good, and the 5-hour empathy energy drink lol. The Trump bros are always a highlight, and I was livinggg for Heidi Gardner’s 80s crack mistress Carla. So messy and funny just how I like it! Justin Bieber is a waste of time and space. Horrible. I wondered why no announcement was made for next week during the show. It would have been much more publicity for Adele that way instead of burying the news on a Sunday, unless it wasn’t finalized. Yay for H.E.R.! I knew she would be a musical guest this season.
I actually thought the episode was a bit more solid than last week’s, and I liked this cold open better — though it was more that I liked Ego and Kate enough that they elevated the skit for me. Still, I do agree with you that the cold opens are getting long and meandering… 12 minutes, really?
I also do agree with you on the French Canadian skit. It was trash, and the fact that it was placed after Issa’s strong monologue just killed the momentum. I feel like that’s been happening a lot recently, though — where the first sketch after the monologue leaves me wondering why they thought it was funny enough to have that placement.October 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm #1203784554
I could totally see Tori Kelly being the seahorse. She definitely has the vocal range for that last performance, and I believe she’s also very petite (but could be wrong).October 14, 2020 at 5:20 pm #1203779305
The croc’s voice today reminded me of Justin Guarini’s (bc of those damn Diet Dr. Pepper), but maybe that’s too obvious…
I could totally see the seahorse being Jessica Simpson. As much of a walking mess as she is, she can SANG. (Also, I want the seahorse costume to be an homage to Chicken of the Sea lol)October 13, 2020 at 2:00 am #1203775068
Assuming Ken is (and it weird cuz he has to be an inanely smart too) just confused half the time. When Robin gets it wrong I tend to question if he is faking it (doesn’t recognize his best friend brian austin green? I know my best friend as soon as he walks in the room lol)
Nah, Ken’s definitely playing it up for the cameras; he already has the reputation of being a kooky oddball, so people will just accept that he’s “convinced” someone’s Björk.
I do think Jenny’s bad guesses are equally real and fake. As for Nicole and Robin, I also wonder if they’re faking it sometimes. I was shocked that Seal’s name took so long to come up, considering the type of music that both of them make (especially Robin, whose first few albums were meant to make him the new blue-eyed soul sensation… surely he would recognize Seal’s voice immediately?).October 11, 2020 at 1:30 pm #1203771735
Winner: Rashad Jennings
Real Winner: Normani or Heather Morris
Heather’s elimination was the exact moment I completely stopped caring for this show (which I’d been watching on-and-off since season 2). Not even the judges could hide their disdain for fan voting that night lolOctober 11, 2020 at 1:22 pm #1203771723
. Could u imagine her going with that song and them still not getting it. I hear ken now: “Katy Perry it’s Katy Perry!”
It’s honestly hard to tell when they’re actually being dense and when they’re just doing it to keep the suspense going/throw off the audience (as if…). The fact that two of them couldn’t tell that was Busta Rhymes from not just his voice (which, in fairness, could’ve also been DMX) but also his physique really unnerved me lol
Also, I must admit that while I enjoy guessing some contestants correctly from the get-go, it’s kinda bittersweet if I’m a fan. I remember I guessed Seal correctly after his first performance as the Leopard, and then I spent the whole season wishing he’d perform “Don’t Cry” (even though obviously would never XD ).October 11, 2020 at 1:17 pm #1203771717
Jim Carrey’s impression of him was better than nothing, but still. His Biden reeks of a modified Fire Marshall Bill, and I’m just not feeling it. That’s not Biden. The voice is there, the look is there, but the essence isn’t there there.
I’ve been trying to pinpoint exactly what Carrey’s Biden reminded me of last night, and you hit the nail right on the head: Fire Marshall Bill. That said, when he put on the sunglasses, I also kept thinking he looked like Max Headroom for some reason lol
As for the episode itself, it felt very uneven for me. Some sketches I legit couldn’t even muster a polite chuckle for (like the one where Beck posts an anti-Trump song on social media), while a couple have me rewatching them on Youtube today (like the Sam Adams one). Normally it’s more of a bell curve for me (a few on either extreme and most skits being middle-of-the-road).October 10, 2020 at 2:16 pm #1203770222
Oh, check Miranda! too. They make Dance pop but it’s pretty fun.
Co-signing this, though I’d personally recommend focusing on their first four studio albums (with the first one being their best). Their more recent music isn’t bad, but I don’t find it as exciting as I did their earlier stuff for some reason.October 8, 2020 at 1:50 pm #1203767347
Anything by Café Tacuba. I’ve seen them live three times and they’re always amazing, but (unsurprisingly) you’ll get more out of the show if you know the songs. Also, they’re a good gateway into “fusion rock”
If you’re looking for fun, party music, I recommend Los Auténticos Decadentes, from Argentina. Their songs from the ’90s were a must at parties back in the ’90s and 2000s, but their music is still pretty solid.
Finally, an album that I always recommend (even though it’s a bit of an oldie at this point) is Viaje Infinito, by Chilean singer Nicole. It’s pop, but not very well-known in the mainstream. Still, it’s honestly one of my favorite albums to go back to from time to time.
I’m sure there are other recommendations I could make, but these are good places to start IMHO.October 6, 2020 at 9:24 pm #1203764678
Can Pop TV come in and save this one too, please???October 6, 2020 at 7:07 pm #1203764571
Malcolm in the Middle was the first show I decided to watch through from beginning to end when I moved in with my current roommate and she had Netflix lol.
Such a solid show that still holds up, which makes it even more upsetting that it didn’t get as much Emmy recognition as it should have back in the day.
SN: That episode with Bea Arthur was one of the first times in a LONG time that I had to pause and rewind a show because I was laughing so hard that I’d missed what had happened in the scenes right after (if you remember the episode, you’ll probably know what scene I’m talking about).September 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm #1203742498
Eso de que Café Tacuba no recibió ni una sola nominación este año no me simpatiza…
Primero el COVID previene que hagan tour para promocionar su segundo Unplugged y ahora ni nominaciones de consolación.