Such science-fiction series generally begin somewhere after everything has gone to hell, so at first the show appears to deserve credit for trying something different by building up to the equivalent of the nuclear blast or lethal plague that suddenly changes everything.
The wholesale deaths, しかしながら, and associated grief of those left behind cast a pall over the series, which with a few exceptions struggles to develop the kind of characters that made “Walking Dead” pop originally.
Don’t expect any immediate answers
, いずれか, 関して “why
” の “last man
,” as the concept
— based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s DC comic
— lurches forward in a way that feels relentlessly bleak and depressing
. While no one would expect the dystopian concept to yield feel-good TV
, watching society break down this way
, at this moment
, has a glutton-for-punishment quality without outlandish wrinkles like zombie gore to introduce a sense of escapism
In addition to the overwhelmingly female cast, all the directors and most of the key crew members are women, working under showrunner Eliza Clark, a playwright whose TV credits include TNT’s “Animal Kingdom.”
最終的に, でも, the series feels handcuffed by the device that sets the narrative in motion. Despite his potential importance to understanding what happened and humanity’s future, when discovered by someone Yorick says, “I’m just a guy. I’m not special.”
While not for lack of trying, nor is “Y: The Last Man.”
“Y: The Last Man” premieres Sept. 13 on FX on Hulu.