This Netflix comedy series, based on writer Ryan O’Connell’s 2015 memoir I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, puts a fresh new spin on what it means to be a Netflix comedy. Special stars O’Connell as a fictionalized version of himself (also named Ryan), a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who finally gets his life in gear after spending a whole lotta time pining away for the friends/job/men he wants. Of course this being a comedy, his carpe diem moment comes because he tells everyone at his hip new job that he was actually hit by a car and keeps the whole CP thing a secret. It helps that he actually was hit by a car, as O’Connell was IRL. Still, the lies snowball as O’Connell navigates life, going on dates, moving out of his mother’s house, and making new friends.
Chosen as one of Variety’s
“11 Best Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival,”Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Snatchers – an original horror comedy feature film on Digital January 7, and Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on February 18, 2020.
Netflix’s first 15-minute series, Special, pulled in four Emmy nominations in the short-form categories.
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