When I saw that she was hosting SNL, I knew exactly what they were up to. She would play two roles: 1) a sexy diva who is lewd and very comfortable in her own skin (Arlene) and 2) an awkward fat clumsy weirdo (Taste Test). Occasionally the writers on SNL would pat themselves on the back for melding the two personas together (Lulu Diamonds). And that, in a nut shell, is the second episode of SNL.
I must say that Melissa is indeed a comic actress, her ability to do physical comedy and also find a way to tell other cast members that she hates them is truly a combo of comic training and pure talent.
In fact, it is rare even in the past 37 seasons to find a host that steals the show and is actually more memorable than the featured players. So Kudos to you, Melissa McCarthy, you plus-sized comedy goddess. Thankfully, you look good in black because that was all you wore and also SHAME ON YOU PHOTOGRAPHERS for airbrushing her into oblivion in the promo shots.
As for Lady Antebellum. Hmm. Country music will never be good. Or accessible. Or good. Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks in a costume — they have all tried to go mainstream. The only way to be famous and twangy is when you are mountain country. You don’t see the Fleet Foxes or Mumford & Sons with TWO singers who also play no instruments and lack the ability to harmonize without autotune… No, because, unlike Lady Antebellum, those bands have talent.
Don’t worry, SNL, I am sure that by your 40s, you will hit your stride.