Parents' Guide to

The Last Man on Earth

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark, fun existential exploration of postapocalyptic life.

TV Fox Comedy 2015
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very clever definitely should not be MA.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (11):

Who hasn't pictured a scenario in which everyone else on earth disappears, leaving all the world's stuff for our picking? We'd live in the fanciest house, drink the wine of kings, and do nothing but watch movies all day long. It's fun to watch Phil testing the waters of his new world. He takes what he likes from the grocery store, parks in the handicapped spot, and, pushing it even further, turns his living room into a sea of garbage and his swimming pool into a toilet. Why not?

But it's when Phil's life takes an existential turn -- we won't spoil it -- that things get even darker, and we realize what this show is really about: Wiping out humanity doesn't improve upon human nature. It's hard to imagine how The Last Man on Earth can sustain itself on its apocalyptic scenario -- unlike other after-the-fall dramas such as The Walking Dead or The Last Ship, there's no colorful foe to fight against. But with its absurdist slant and fresh talent, it'll be fun watching The Last Man on Earth try.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 1, 2015
  • Cast: Will Forte
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: April 17, 2023

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