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Y: The Last Man (FX/Hulu - 13 September 2021) - Season 1 Official Trailer


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Watched the first 3 episodes. More thoughts when I’m not sleepy. Initial impressions are that it’s been modernized in ways that feel right in general (even if the President sympathizing with a group storming the White House lands a lot worse now then when I assume that was written / shot) which is good, but it also feels oddly safe and predictable as well so far. Not as in it’s just an adaptation of the comic, just that anyone even passingly familiar with apocalyptic fiction will see every single beat of the first few episodes coming miles away. It’ll be interesting to see if and how that changes. 

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Watched the first couple of episodes. It feels like a show that didn’t get quite the budget needed to show the scale of societal detestation. Maybe a victim of Covid protocols? No idea when the shot the first season, but everything feels very small.

 

The performances were good at least. Not going to be high on my priority list, I don’t believe.

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Anyone else watching? I don’t know how to feel about it. The performances are generally good but the episodes feel pretty samey to me.  Everyone seems to have a part of their past that they’re dying to keep secret and it informs how they’re currently behaving terribly. I also don’t think the show has given us a good reason to care about a bunch of the characters? I don’t care about Hero, I don’t super care about Beth. Kim sucks; her still being allowed to chill in the Pentagon makes less and less sense all the time. 

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5 minutes ago, Commissar SFLUFAN said:


Can't say that I am.

 

There's simply no "hook" for me other than seeing the comics brought to life, which just ain't enough.

 

It’s different in some ways, it remains to be seen if it’s enough.

 

I do appreciate that they’re leaning more into the existence of trans men than I remember the comic doing.

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8 hours ago, Kal-El814 said:

 

It’s different in some ways, it remains to be seen if it’s enough.

 

I do appreciate that they’re leaning more into the existence of trans men than I remember the comic doing.


For a show you would think is going to be a lot about women, they use a lot of screen time on a character that now identifies as a man.

 

Typical :p 

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Even if this didn't get picked up for a second season, it strikes me as odd they'd canceling while season 1 is still airing. I suppose the creators want to try and leverage that into viewership, but I would expect the exact opposite. For such a long gestating show to get canned before it's short first season even airs is odd.

 

I've been watching and while I haven't loved it, it's been perfectly fine. I guess it just never found an audience.

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I know this is cliche but part of me wonders if people have less of an appetite for a show driven by a global pandemic wiping everything out.

 

Even if it’s not that, my main issues are:

 

1) None of the characters seem to have any agency at all, stuff just happens to them

2) Almost literally everyone has some secret past driving an ulterior motive, other than the ostensible main character, and Yorick is the person most guilty of the first thing I mentioned

3) As of last week’s episode, nobody’s plans have really been consolidated into anything meaningful? Dr. Mann needs Yorick in San Francisco for vague science reasons, Kim thinks Yorick being alive is god’s will and wants to make sure he can to “bring men back” for which she very clearly has no plan, Beth is working with people unknown for reasons unknown, etc. I get that the nature of the show and story is somewhat fluid but again, this feeds into the first two things

 

This isn’t a bad show at all, it’s just… fine.

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5 hours ago, TwinIon said:

Even if this didn't get picked up for a second season, it strikes me as odd they'd canceling while season 1 is still airing. I suppose the creators want to try and leverage that into viewership, but I would expect the exact opposite. For such a long gestating show to get canned before it's short first season even airs is odd.

 

Yes, I find this very odd. This was a very long gestating project with a lot of money behind it. They know they are telling a longer serialized story since it's adapted from the comics, so they know they'll need more than one season to adapt everything, yet, before even giving the show a real chance, they cancel it while season 1 airs? Weird.

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