“Last Man” worst show on Earth

By Owen Migdal, Round Table Online Editor

“The Last Man on Earth” is another fail of a TV show that Fox has put in its Sunday Night Primetime slot. The show has a weak plot, no intellectually funny content and is just like almost every other live-action and single-camera comedy produced by Fox.

The show centers on a man named Phil Miller, who seemingly is the last man on earth. He travels around the country looking for signs of life. After realizing that he is the only one left, he settles in Tucson, Arizona. He adjusts to the changes that the post-apocalyptic world has made.

He takes a huge house with a pool as his own. He has the Declaration of Independence, a fossil statue of a dinosaur, the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, and many other relics of the past United States in his house.

After two years of living alone, he finally finds another person. And then another. And then another. And after all these new people have settled in Tucson, he finds animals.

The show is loosely based on the Biblical stories of Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark. The idea that there are only a few people left on the planet because everybody else has been wiped out ties in with “The Last Man on Earth.”

There are some genuinely funny parts that are not forced from the characters’ mouths. Phil creates people out of sports balls, like in the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway,” which he talks to and goes to for guidance.

Most of the comedy in “The Last Man on Earth” sounds like it could have been thought up by second-graders. The rest is classified as “below-the-belt” humor.  All of the writers definitely went with the most obvious jokes they could come up with.

There is so much content that the show could cover that would make it a hit. “The Last Man on Earth” could still recover from the damages that its episodes have inflicted so far; if just a little more effort was put into the show, then its potential could be reached.

“The Last Man on Earth” is just like the horrible shows that preceded it. These include “That ‘80s Show,” “Enlisted” and “Mulaney,” among many others that got the ax.

The thing that worries me the most about “The Last Man on Earth” is the fact that it stars Will Forte. Forte is a very awkward person and one of the most unfunny people to ever be on “Saturday Night Live.” Fox CEO Peter Rice should have never trusted Forte to bring in viewers.

The only “grade A” parts of “The Last Man on Earth” aren’t actually a part of the show itself.

This show makes you reflect and think about what you would do if you were the last person on earth.  That is a big positive because many shows on TV do not make you think at all.

“The Last Man on Earth” should be titled “The Worst Show on Earth” due to its thoughtless plot and lazily constructed humor.