Death to 2020

On the eve of New Years Eve this most dreadful year is finally winding down! In the spirit of celebrating, I thought we could all use a good laugh and the very funny 70-minute mockumentary entitled Death to 2020 delivers just that. Directed by Charlie Brooker (creator of Black Mirror), this comedy satirizes the absolute misery we have all lived through this entire year. With a star-studded cast including the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Cristin Milioti among others, and narrated by Lawrence Fishburne this reflective parody spoofs how major events of the year were handled or rather mishandled, namely COVID-19, police brutality, the presidential election…

Although some critics didn’t like this Netflix presentation I thought the piece was quite humorous overall and the fact that it imparts a monumental life lesson for audiences to ponder going into the New Year is a bonus. In a nutshell this film hammers home the importance of good leadership! Guidance vs. Misguidance – this film wistfully highlights lampoon style that when catastrophic events occur if the in-charge advisors we depend on to lead us through troubled times are incompetent the task of confronting any crisis turns to chaos. To quote Leslie Jones’ character, a behavioral psychologist, ‘I’d say it was a train wreck and a shit show, but that would be unfair to trains and shit.’ True that! Although this film is not part of the Brooker’s Black Mirror franchise, it does resemble its very sinister content, though instead of turning benign fictional events dark it lightly caricatures malignant true-life experiences. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say Death to 2020 can’t happen fast enough!

P.S. Last year the Harts rang in 2020 in paradise at one of our favorite places on Earth – Hawaii. Thinking back, who would have ever predicted the hell we would all face. As an eternal optimist I was hopeful that 2020 would be a good year, but then again I don’t always get it right. Let’s hope 2021 brings much peace, love, and good health to us all. God knows we need it. Happy New Year and see you next year!

Hawaii 2020

2 thoughts on “Death to 2020

  1. This was so funny!! I laughed the whole 70 minutes and just so happy that miserable year is over. It was a nice break from the 5 fabulous Netflix picks which has been anything but laughter! Apparently, the only thing they left out was that Dr. Hart jinxed it by saying 2020 would be a good year hahaha. Happy New Year!


    1. Exactly! Well so far 2021 has started off with some challenges so I’m hoping it now gets better – unlike last year that started off great and got so much worse! Yes my 5 Netflix picks were all a little depressing – parenting is a tough job. Ha ha – I will be posting a series of legal based Netflix picks soon and those one are a little more inspirational overall so watch for it. Happy New Year Christopher.


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