SNL had a strong first episode of 2014 with host/musical guest Drake. Drake is a performer I'd never previously heard of, which is always a little weird. He's an attractive guy, and a far better than average live performer in both music and acting, so that's a win right there. And new cast member, Sasheer Zamata--added to counter a charge of a lack of diversity in the cast--turned out to be just as good, and pretty too. SNL may be ramping up to another high period (after many, many lows). Here's hoping.