How many of you here are fans of Comic books? I bet a lot of you are. After all, a lot of our audience is in DC or Marvel fandom. And many of you are fans of Disney as well. So I feel that today is going to be an amazing feast for those of you who belong to either of these fandoms. Because I have something that relates to comics, as well as to Disney. Y: The Last Man is the show that I am going to talk about today. I have been waiting for a long time to review this show, and today is the day that I finally get to do so.
Y: The Last Man is a show that has been on the tables for a really long time now. The comic, which Brian K Vaughn released 20 years ago, has been the subject of interest for many movie makers and artists. Many have gotten on board to design a live action show for the comic, but none really succeeded so far. And Disney eventually took care of that too. With the manpower and funds at its disposal, it created the live action show that it wanted to create, and that the comic deserved.
Y: The Last Man is finally here, and it is available to us on our TV screens, and that is perhaps the most exciting thing this week. The show has already started airing in the US on FX, and it is going to be making its way to the UK soon too. UK viewers will be able to watch the show on Disney + on the 22nd of September. So that is not too far either!
Anyway, I am really excited about this show, so without much further discussion, let us get right into it.
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Y: The Last Man: Review
Coming to the review for the last man, I might be a little biased, but I feel that there is a lot of good about the show. For starters, it is not like every other comic book show out there. It is actually something different. And it is something that I really enjoyed myself. It is not the usual science fiction stuff that we have come to expect from shows based on Comic books. Rather, it is one that gets into the nitty gritty of things, and focuses more on the real aspect rather than the futuristic aspect of the story.
The futuristic aspect is there, don’t get me wrong. But it is just that it is rather subdued in comparison to the politics and dark undertones at play. And that is something that I really like about this show. It is its ability to stand out, while still being one with the crowd. And it is something that those who are fans of intricate stories will really enjoy, since it is a huge change of pace from the normal stuff.
The story is basically about a mystery phenomenon that kills every little creature with a Y chromosome on Earth. It erases their existence, and banishes them from the face of the planet. And that is what the entire premise of the comic and the show is based on. Except, the phenomenon leaves one man alive. Yorick, who is an escapologist, seems unfazed by the phenomenon, and continues to live with his little companion monkey, Ampersand.
Things turn real serious as the world around Yorick seemingly changes overnight. The world, which was seemingly dominated by men who worked day and night in industries, now faced a shortage. And that is when Yorick is found out by Agent 355, who aims to take Yorick to the scientists so that they can figure out how to save humanity.
There is something about the story that is quite different from what we are used to seeing. While the original comic takes itself quite lightly, the series goes in a completely different direction, with a very serious run. And that somehow works in its favor, despite all odds.
The screenplay here is nothing short of amazing, and I really enjoyed watching it. The way the environment and the impact of the purge are depicted is something to enjoy and really take in. And the way the show makes use of its visuals to convey the story is just something else.
I really enjoyed the acting and the cast has done a stellar job here. Although it is nothing special, they still deserve love for the job they have done.
And most of all, I love the way the show has taken itself seriously. It considers the real world impact of everything that is happening and depicts it in a very serious way and keeps it quite realistic. It shows what would actually happen if something like this was to take place. All in all, it is an amazing plot, and one that really had me going crazy over it. The direction and the production took it away, and that was to be expected with Disney at the helm.
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Y: The Last Man: Verdict
Coming to the verdict for the show, I would say that it is a definite recommendation from my side. While it isn’t conventional in the way most comic book shows are, it tends to maintain the charm of the original, while being its own entity. And that is something you don’t see everyday. And so, I would highly recommend everyone to watch the show.
Y: The Last Man is currently streaming on FX in the US, and will be later available in the UK on Disney+ on September 22, 2021. You may check it out on FX:
Y: The Last Man currently holds a rating of 6.4 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
Check out the trailer for Y: The Last Man down below:
What do you think about the show? Did you like it? Are you a UK viewer and waiting for it to hit the screen? Let me know in the comments down below.
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