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Review: Death to 2020

Comedic interviews with experts, politicos, powerbrokers, monarchs, scientists, psychologists, average citizens and maps about the most historic year in history covering a swath of things from Australian fires, protests of violent and non-violent statue destruction, the election gameshow, of course the pandemic and much, much more comes a low-key scary-pseudo-educational mockumentary that is both presented well and makes us laugh only to keep us from crying.

Educational content: ★★★★☆ – what can we learn from comedy? Everything is important, at least that’s what they tell us, seeing all these disasters things, all wrapped up in one gives perspective into the anything but uneventful year of 2020.

Profanity / Sensitivity: ★☆☆☆☆ – comedy and sensitivity never mix and a myriad of jokes, in which each person’s mileage will vary as these are sensitive subjects and covering cataclysmic disasters during the cold, hard year of 2020. F bombs and S bombs are dropped. If anything terrible happened to you relating to these potentially insensitive jokes, either just don’t watch or just wait until your heart is healed a bit more. And when you do, I hope you come back with a proverbial bang and a hard, quick pop of the clutch. Or, let your emotion healthily ensway you and bask in it now.

Presentation / Entertainment: ★★★★★ – Excellent work as a digestible and attention seeking ( in the best way possible, with subtle audio changes and a non-annoying soundtrack ) end-product that is both very entertaining and polished movie to watch.

Comedic Value: ★★★★★ – Despite the topics covered, the jokes were funny and a only couple didn’t hit my personal flavor for comedy, but it is usually the complete opposite of that and Death to 2020 delivers funny comparisons, unrelated to 2020 itself and lots of non-overused formulas for the jokes-to-laughs.

Scariness: ★★★★★ – Sometimes and often enough, low-key scary can be the most scary and this film is a prime example of such fear. Are you scared, yet? I am.

Can’t say I’ll watch this again until maybe 2030, but this film kept me highly entertained on a couple of different levels and that’s what I look for most in media, so I give this film a solid ★★★★☆ four stars out of five.

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

13 replies on “Review: Death to 2020”

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Ok, I got your response as an email. Here is what I had to do, as a wordpress.com user to make that happen.

1) I had to go to https://wordpress.com/me/notifications/subscriptions
2) Click on the “Reader Subscription” tab
3) down at the bottom I had to make sure that the “block emails” was unchecked!
4) for the “default email delivery” I chose “send email instantly”. There are other options for daily or weekly digests.
5) click “Save Notification Settings” at the very bottom.

Now I will get an email from you.

I do get a confirmation email from you each time I subscribe to a comment conversation, so I do have to click confirm. And I don’t get emails of my own comments, just others.

So we both learned something new. Now, if you can get Lashaan to check that out and see if it works for him, then you’re golden, kind of 😀

That makes sense and I totally forgot about that option, even though I went through clicking it the other day.

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Thank again for working with me on this, the BS has become abundant with the separation of .org / .com.

Please, use away. Anything that helps someone else is a good thing.

And I really don’t know why there is a dotorg and a dotcom. They should have different names because it causes nothing but confusion and chaos. The dotcom forums are FILLED with people who have to be re-directed to the dotorg site.

So, I tried to watch this. I got about 20 minutes in. There were quite a few laughs, interspersed with slams on “white people” and “Republicans” who do nothing but adore Trump, allegedly. It was sort of like listening to a stand-up comic who every few minutes comes down from the stage and punches you in the stomach.

I understand. For me, I personally separate my entertainment from reality. Because, what good is it if we mix the two? I get it that there is a line, because it obviously has a bleeding effect.

I read today something about a fiction show ( I think it was CSI ) and people were getting upset about the light that was being cast on the protests because of it. I didn’t like the fact that people slam the show for things about reality. 😃 I respect what you are saying, however I think it inches toward a crushing of freedom of speech and in turn creative energy.

That stinks it didn’t work for you and it definitely has a dark sense of humor. 🤠

You are about 10 or 15 years younger than me. At your age, I prolly would have suspended my irritation and just watched the show on its own terms if I found the story interesting enough. Two things made me not do that this time. One, this was a comedy, so unlike a fictional story, comedy is supposed to be “funny because it’s true.” Two, I have gotten older and less patient with the baseless accusations of racism that have been shoveled down my throat like crap for the past 40 years.

I don’t think my attitude is a danger to free speech, because I’m not trying to get the mockumentary taken off the air. I just prefer not to watch something that slanders me.

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