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.
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The somber, oppressive tone extends to the performances and the writing, but the worst thing about American Gods is its absurdly slow pace.
The show has a point to make, but part of that point is simply to depict the lives of people who are too often relegated ...
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