Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thoughts on The Last Man on Earth: TV Show

Bill Hader stars as The Last Man on Earth.   This is a very original show that displays the talents of this ex SNL cast member.  It is weird and quirky and a little risky.   After seeing the trailer for this show I immediately thought.  " How and the hell are they going to make a TV show out of this?"   The premiere episode and its follow up aired back to back and I thought it was really unique and interesting show.  Still I wonder how will they be able to make a weekly show out of this concept?   It seems like it would be great as a fun independent film - but a series???   If it does succeed it will be because of the talents of Bill Hader and Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords fame.    

The story follows Phil Miller as the title Last Man on Earth who spends the first 2 years roaming the USA in search of another person and then descends into a drunken stupor in a mansion that he trashes like a crazy hobo.  He has no running water so - decides to poop in the pool and spends his days reading dirty magazines and drinking out of his margarita pool.  He is so lonely that he has begun talking to soccer balls with faces on them like Tom Hanks in  Castaway until he finally decides to end his lonely life.   This all happens in the first episode.  Right as he is about to kill himself he meets a female and it isn't exactly what he was hoping for.   I found these 2 episode entertaining and yet --I still can't see how they could sustain story lines with the limited potential of only having to characters.

Check it out and let us know what you think....Maybe we will discuss it on our next Podcast.

Watching the silly things Bill Hader's character does also makes me think of the question..... How would I spend my time if I was the Last Man on Earth?

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