Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kudos to Martin Freeman

I think it was 2003's Love Actually (above) that began my love of actor Martin Freeman. Freeman has had quite the last couple of years with hit movies and critically acclaimed television series in both the UK (Sherlock) and the US (Fargo). The last two years haven't been quite as great for Saturday Night Live who still hasn't fully recovered from the departures of Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers.

Mattress Warehouse sketch

Freeman however, brought his magic to SNL last night in what I believe is the season's episode thus far. The show was surprisingly solid from beginning to end. Freeman gets a lot of the credit, but the writers also stepped up their game with even Update not bogging down the pace. A little gratuitous shirtlessness from Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah in the shows last sketch didn't hurt either.

Freeman in Nightwatching (2007)
Nightwatching caps via EvilTwincaps

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