On his first episode as the new host of Late Night (the only one I was able to see at press time), Seth Meyers stuck with what he’s good at, focusing on Weekend Update-style jokes (most of which were pretty solid) and bringing friend and former Saturday Night Live co-star Amy Poehler on as his first guest. There’s certainly room for improvement—the set looks flimsy and cheap, and bandleader Fred Armisen is criminally underused—but overall it’s a strong start for a new Late Night era.
There’s a charming movie somewhere there, but it’s buried deep under this wreck of conflicting tones and storylines.
California is nearly destroyed by earthquakes, but the human spirit always prevails in the cheesiest way possible.
Based on a true story only recently resolved in court, the French drama is in incisive character study.
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