Netflix just dropped a new murder mystery Christmas comedy, and I’m really not sure what the hell I just watched.
The premise of this weird Holiday Special is that someone killed Santa with a huge candy cane, and the cast have to figure out who did it.
There is a catch. Like an actual catch.
The stars of the film — Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph — weren’t given the script to the show.
Like, for real. All the actors know what’s going on, but Bateman and Rudolph have no clue.
They have to improvise, go off of context clues, and play off the actions of the other actors to try and solve the mystery.
If it sounds crazy and insane — it is.
I’m not going to lie, it’s a bit chaotic and maybe a little hard to watch.
But, you won’t be able to look away.
Knowing that Jason and Maya have no clue what’s going on keeps you wanting to see what happens next.
But, wait. Another special guest stars — you have to watch to find out who — shows up, and he doesn’t really know what’s going on either.
Is it a mess? Yes. Is it weird? Yes. Is it funny? Um … kind of?
*Laughs* This is so stupid and ridiculous.My Husband While Watching This Special
I will say, it’s a fun reprieve to the predictable Holiday Hallmark-type Movie.
Should you watch it? Sure. Give it a try.
Fair warning: Don’t watch this one with the littles in the room. There’s plenty of language that you won’t want them learning this holiday season.
You can watch the trailer for Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery below.