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Death To 2020

A mockumentary to say goodby to that horrible year.

By Jason Ray Morton Published 3 years ago 3 min read

Netflix has hosted some winners and losers during this pandemic and like some of the streaming services, has at times, overused the losers for lack of anything current and new because of Covid-19. If you're still sheltering in place or isolating and haven't seen this one I'd recommend giving it a watch. The cast is stellar and they manage to cover the year that was.

It all starts out with Samuel Jackson sitting down to be interviewed. Much like his other roles, he starts out by showing he's still Samuel Jackson, asking why he's there and learning it's to revisit 2020. "Why the fuck would you want to do that?" Making fun of the year 2020 is right up his alley as we go along with the story, covering stories from both overseas and our own little world right here in the states, starting with January 1st, 2020, and Hugh Grant's narration.

The places they poke fun at include the Australian fires, Jeffrey Epstein, the lack of leadership in the United States, and his four-hundredth plus crisis during his presidency. Sam Jackson refers to General Solemani as the Beyonce of the revolutionary guard and Hugh Grant reminds us how the Iranians would have preferred their chap not to explode.

The events that hit the Royal Family are included, showing nothing is off-limits. The queen turns out to be a lovable character.

The story moves on to the opening of the Covid-19 season, the pandemic, and how it affected life for the world. It's a hysterical idea that you have to see to believe. I for one enjoyed hating on 2020 because, let's face it, if there's a year to hate 2020 was and always will be that year. Oh wait, we're still only eleven days into 2021.

It's not all doom and gloom though. The look at the Oscars is enjoyable. Sam Jackson manages to knock the Joker, since it was nominated for an actor performing in something called white face, therefore appropriating from his own culture while denying the role to a real clown. Let's face it, the Oscars is predominately not a rainbow coalition of people but that's a tough one when the numbers are so split.

Joe Biden may be President-Elect, but Netflix went after Joe Biden as hard as they do anyone. Hugh Grant refers to Joe Biden as Uncle Joe, because he's always been there. Hum, maybe that's how he pulled off the win? It's hard to say but again, even the soon to be President is not out of bounds for this piece of entertaining comedy.

Leslie Jones makes an appearance. God, I love her. There's just something about Leslie Jones that makes me laugh no matter what she's cracking jokes on. In this case, she's a scientist that has studied human behavior until she's sick of, well, humans. Ms. Jones, I have to say I completely agree.

Four years ago when Donald Trump won the presidency I predicted four to eight years of jokes. Like everything else in the year 2020, Donald Trump definitely was not off-limits to the writers. I don't think it matters what your stance is, Pro-Trump or Anti-Trump, we can all agree he's a source of humor that has been there for years and just doesn't go away. Speaking of things that just don't go away, has 2020 been compared to that little nugget of poop that just won't flush. Well, I'm sure someone will come up with a meme.

The ventilator controversy, the toilet paper shortage, Trump considering drinking bleach, and Mike Pence living silently behind him most of the time, showing us his stoic face that reminds us all of someone that's miserable, or constipated. I'm assuming the White House wasn't short on toilet paper.

I've watched this three times for a laugh. My hat's off to the cast, finding humor out of the misery that we all lived under during 2020. I don't want to give it all away, even though we all lived through it but if you're looking for some relief, sick of what Covid and our leaders did to us last year, and in need of a laugh, Death to 2020 is worth throwing on. Watch it, listen to it in the background while you're playing video games, throw it on your phone, and put your earphones in. It's a reminder that we all need a little humor and humanity does go on.


About the Creator

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. I have enjoyed the current state of science, human progress, fantasy and existence and write about them when I can.

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