The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the most devastating year of all time! Do you have any doubt? Of course, you don’t! And here's how you should bid farewell to this most pathetic year!
It’s the year when over 1.7 million people died of the pandemic, racial unrest gripped the world, and humanity found itself in a threatening situation!
But here’s the thing; how do you feel when these horrifying incidents of 2020 will be presented to you with a satirical edge? Does it feel appropriate?
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Well, “Black Mirror” creator Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones think that it does!
Do you remember those memes about how 2020 has been an episode of Black Mirror? We’re pretty sure Black Mirror creators have heard those jokes and decided to give their perspectives on this year with an added satirical twist…
Yes! Death to 2020 is the latest addition to Netflix’s documentaries, more like a mockumentarty, featuring a series of fictional character discussing prominent events of 2020 including COVID-19 and U.S elections.
Apparently, the creators of dystopian sci-fi series think that people won’t have an appetite to digest another season of Black Mirror, but they do believe that people will enjoy recounting the devastating events of 2020 with a mixture of satire and comedy.
Guess they turned out to be wrong!
Here are five shocking reasons of this Netflix mockumentary and why fans think Black Mirror creators are being selfish in their latest Netflix Original:
Because it was profoundly unfunny!
By now everyone must be already exhausted, war-torn, and tired, and the last thing we would want to see is a reflection of the past events, in any form, right? Guess Back Mirror creators didn’t get that!
Despite the impressive cast representing various perspectives about the pandemic, starring Cristin Milioti, Hugh Grant, Sameuel L.Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Leslie Jones, Tracey Ulman and more, “Death to 2020” is straight-out unfunny!
It’s the same-old political satire, recounting the year embellished with dull commentary and unlimited stereotypes. Brooker made something even less funny than half of your twitter feeds, believe us!
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They even tried to make fun of the most dreadful events of 2020, including the murder of George Floyd
With the help of archival footages from the early 2020 that nobody wants to recount in the first place, “Death to 2020” diverts its focus from the Brexit and pandemic to other prominent events like the murders of Breonna Taylor, and the Black Lives Matter protests held in the summers.
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And you must be wondering, how the hell could one make these events funny? Well, actually they tried to, but inevitably failed! 2020 has been a really rough year, and adding a comic flair to it is like rubbing salt into a fresh wound!
There are predictable ridiculing of high-profile political figures like Trump and President-elect Joe Biden
It felt like the mockumentary recycled those centuries-old techniques when it comes to the insults of high-profile political figures.
There’s nothing you will find in the mockumentary that you haven’t heard before, or more like you haven’t seen a meme on before!
Honestly, we should give more credit to Twitteratis for making much funnier memes about politics than these high-budgeted political satires.
This 70-minute special has all those worn-out jokes about Joe Biden’s age and his personality as a generous “phantom.” These jokes have been used, digested, and pooped out several times already!
Like haven’t you seen someone sharing a meme about Trump, claiming drinking bleach might cure the virus? You have, right? Then you will find plenty of those in this mockumentary!
Because this mockumentary will make you realize just how much you didn’t want to recall the year 2020!
While being teased as something aimed to offer catharsis to our 2020 sufferings, “Death to 2020” offers an unwanted reminder about just how much you didn’t want to relive the past events of 2020.
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Just when we’re a few days away from getting the hell out of 2020, we certainly don’t want to reflect the whole year for 70 minutes, as if living it wasn’t enough! Like the year it is based on, Death to 2020 is a pain in the a*s!
While we certainly wish a painful death to 2020, let’s just channel the same energy on wishing death to flicks and movies based on the pandemic, especially the ones that promise relief but hardly make any difference!
Death to 2020 is enough to make us realize that Hollywood isn’t ready to handle this topic yet, and honestly, it’s best if they don’t—at least not until after we cure our 2020 hangover and learn more about humanities!