From: @Crespodiso & PFT Media
Messiah: Season 1
Coming to Netflix January 1, 2020
Netflix kicks off 2020 with a thriller about a CIA agent (Michelle Monaghan) investigating a person claiming to be the modern second coming and return of the Judeo-Christian-Islamic messiah, Son of God, savior of people, so on and so forth. This person (Mehdi Dehbi) is named Al Massih ad-Dajjal in the marketing and in the show, and Arabic speaking Netflix users have already pointed out that this character’s name is a spoiler in and of itself, and would be akin to making a show in which a person claims to be Jesus but admits their name is Lucifer right away.
So SPOILER ALERT I guess, but it appears the folks at Netflix thought Arabic-users and non-Arabic speaking users populate different Twitters? So in any case, season one is here to build up a bunch of mystery and then drop the hammer on you with the end, likely revealing pretty quickly this guy is actually the bad guy. But wait, what if the real twist is NOT that this person claiming to be the Messiah is actually an Anti-Christ figure, but instead the twist is that the Anti-Christ is actually the real messiah and savior that we all need and deserve at this time?
Now THAT would be subversive. So don’t expect that to happen. It’s just too good.
BoJack Horseman – Season 6 – Part 2
Coming to Netflix January 31, 2020
Have you been along for the BoJack Horseman ride?
Because it ends in January with the release of the second half of the final season, and we all get to see the conclusion of this particular emotional journey of an alcoholic, narcissistic, sitcom star turned movie actor turned washed up horse-man hybrid celebrity known as BoJack, voiced to perfection by Will Arnett.
Starting out as an absurd show lampooning Hollywood and celebrity culture, BoJack Horseman quickly gave way to a show about people’s emotional needs and how we ignore each other’s and our own to great peril and much detriment. A thoughtful show featuring walking cat people and bird folk and they DON’T fight due to their natural cat-bird, predator-prey dynamic but instead look BEYOND those impulses to treat each other as PEOPLE?
Well that right there is the absurd nature of this show and what makes it work so wonderfully. That and Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter (Peanutbutter is all one word) is an absolute delight.
…and here’s everything else Coming to Netflix in JANUARY 2020…