Action icons don't get much more legendary or flexible than Jean-Claude Van Damme. The Muscles From Brussels has experienced a series of ups and downs over the course of his career, but now the 57-year-old badass seems to have found new life on the small screen with his brand new Amazon series, Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Portraying a version of himself in a heightened reality in which he moonlights as a secret assassin, Jean-Claude Van Damme has never been better, and we're here to tell you that this is one new show that you absolutely need to knock out in a free afternoon this weekend.

Still don't believe us? Then let us hit you with a roundhouse kick of common sense and explain why Jean-Claude Van Johnson needs to be at the top of your binge-watch to-do list.

It's The Comeback Jean-Claude Van Damme Deserves

Over the course of the last few years, we have seen several action icons from the 1980s and 1990s find ways to come back and reform their respective pop culture images. Sylvester Stallone did this by playing into his own action image and returning to some of his most beloved characters like John Rambo and Rocky Balboa. Arnold Schwarzenegger did it by taking his performances to a somewhat darker place than we had previously seen.

For Jean-Claude Van Damme, that career resurgence took place the moment the master of the splits decided to embrace self-deprecating comedy and poke some clean fun at himself. Jean-Claude Van Johnson is the natural apex of that idea, as the Belgian martial artist shows off some great comedic chops that many of his more casual fans likely never even knew had. Van Damme is back in Van Johnson, and he is better than ever.

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