The penultimate year of HBO’s Girls is nearly upon us, and Season 5 isn’t wasting any time diving Marnie-first into the awkward. Our first full synopsis for the season puts a wedding off the bat, with plenty of friction between Adam and Hannah’s new boyfriend, also unveiling guest stars and a budding new combination.
The moment Adam Driver was announced as the first SNL host of 2016, we knew a Star Wars: The Force Awakens sketch would be coming, and the NBC mainstay didn’t disappoint. Spoofing Undercover Boss with Kylo Ren was delightful, but who knew Driver had such a tough time keeping a straight face? Watch this SNL behind-the-scenes video to see for yourself.
HBO’s Girls may come to an end in the next few years, but Hannah and co. have so much left to learn. So, so much. We’re not far ahead either, as the new trailer and poster reveal guest stars from Aidy Bryant to Corey Stoll, and all the Hannah you’ve come to expect.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver hosting 2016’s first episode of SNL, a Kylo Ren sketch of some kind was inevitable. After all, you don't get the actor who plays the villain in one of the biggest movies of all time to appear on your comedy variety show and not have him reprise that character. And we'll give the show this much: we never would have predicted a faux episode of Undercover Boss set on Starkiller Base, with the angry, murderous Kylo Ren going undercover amongst his troops as a radar technician named Matt.
Adam Driver is kind of a big deal right now, in case you didn’t know. As the new baddie in the Star Wars universe, Driver went from indie favorite to blockbuster star almost overnight, which is a relief because I’ve been on his bandwagon for the last few years and it’s been a little lonely over here. Driver made his SNL debut this weekend in the first episode of 2016, delivering a consistently wonderful episode that tackles everything from cat videos to Kylo Ren and...porn doctors. Read on for our ranking of this week’s SNL sketches from best to worst.
We’re not entirely sure why SNL decided to riff on Disney’s Aladdin in this week’s episode. It’s not like the 1992 animated movie has entered the national conversation again for some reason. If anything, this feels like someone on the writing staff rewatched the movie with his or her family over the show’s holiday break and came back with an idea or two. The result: the least timely parody you’ve ever seen! Although it is pretty funny and will appeal directly to those click-happy millennials.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has yet to slip from the box office perch two weeks into 2016, but should this weekend finally do it in, Adam Driver will remain on top. Watch the erstwhile Kylo Ren make his SNL debut in its first 2016 premiere promos, lightsabers and all!
There’s little secret of the fact Lena Dunham’s HBO Girls has lost some of its buzz heading into Season 5, particularly as its actors take on bigger projects elsewhere. We’d heard before that Dunham was likely to end the series after a sixth year, and it seems HBO is now confirming a goodbye to Girls after 2017.
SNL already had our vote with the announcement that Girls and Star Wars star Adam Driver would kick off 2016, and the year’s second host is just as strong a knockout. Ronda Rousey herself will take the SNL stage in late January, joined by Selena Gomez, while Driver’s musical guest has been revealed as well.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic as the second highest-grossing film of all time, and will take over Avatar’s top spot in the next couple of days as the film hits theaters in China — basically, everyone has seen The Force Awakens, and many of you have seen it multiple times by now, but there are still some lingering questions. While many of those answers won’t be delivered until Episode VIII hits theaters in 2017, the screenplay for The Force Awakens appears to clear up at least a couple of things, specifically with regards to the ending.