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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Y, did the Last Man only last one season? Alas, poor Yorick. I wanted to watch more   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2021-10-25 4:29:38 PM  
It SUCKED.
 
2021-10-25 7:06:02 PM  

gopher321: It SUCKED.


This. Also, because all of the characters were awful, and Yorick in particular was a whiny biatch.
 
2021-10-25 8:31:59 PM  

Jesus McSordid: gopher321: It SUCKED.

This. Also, because all of the characters were awful, and Yorick in particular was a whiny biatch.


I watched the first four episodes, but I couldn't get involved with anyone, including the man, which would seem my wheelhouse. Even series with "dark" protagonists, like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos give you a reason to care about the asshole. Here, everyone was just an asshole for no reason. You didn't really give a shiat if they lived or not.

Gotta have a goal, people, or at least you have to hint at one. You can't just have people being assholes for no reason.
 
2021-10-25 8:54:48 PM  

Bowen: Jesus McSordid: gopher321: It SUCKED.

This. Also, because all of the characters were awful, and Yorick in particular was a whiny biatch.

The most likable character was the super secret agent and she was literally a killer.


We are one soul, cleft in twain...
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2021-10-25 9:08:56 PM  
I stopped watching when they started setting up a Christians vs Progressives dichotomy that wasn't in the books.

/ I confess I'd forgotten just how dumb Yorick was, too.
 
2021-10-25 9:09:37 PM  
I have nothing new to add to these comments. They are all completely accurate. Gave up after 4 or 5 episodes when I realized I wanted everyone dead.
 
2021-10-25 9:33:31 PM  
I've been living in a pandemic for the last 18 months. The last thing I want is a poorly-made show about half the planet dying off. I would like to see some Not Apocalypse shows for a little while, please. Even if they're poorly-made.
 
2021-10-25 9:45:41 PM  
I didn't bother starting it because I read the comics back when they came out, and based on my experience with almost every other tv series based off a comic I enjoyed, assumed they would either screw too much with the plot, get cancelled prematurely, or more likely both. Looks like I made the right call.

Anyway, off to rewatch both seasons of Happy!
 
2021-10-25 9:56:45 PM  
The Walking Dead already did interminable, repetitive stories with unlikable characters behaving preposterously. There was no reason to rehash basically the same thing.

/Y is a much, MUCH better book than The Walking Dead, but it doesn't bring anything new to the apocalypse genre.
 
2021-10-25 10:17:30 PM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I've been living in a pandemic for the last 18 months. The last thing I want is a poorly-made show about half the planet dying off. I would like to see some Not Apocalypse shows for a little while, please. Even if they're poorly-made.


northern exposure is on vaughn. a whole channel , for that one show, that holds up , imho , still. look for the radio station letters .
 
2021-10-25 10:25:30 PM  
If you want something in a similar vein to the book version of Y, this is worth a go.
Hopefully they will do a second season...

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2021-10-25 10:59:03 PM  
I am glad that offed that character.
 
2021-10-26 12:20:49 AM  
The source material was fantastic. The actor who played Yorick needs to go back to acting school. There were scenes where I could tell what the dialogue was trying to do and he was so far off the mark it seemed like he didn't even know what he was saying. There were several times watching I said the casting director should never work again. Dianne Lane must have lost a bet or owed a favor to someone. The pacing was terrible. The direction was ADHD.
 
2021-10-26 12:48:44 AM  

Not_Todd: I stopped watching when they started setting up a Christians vs Progressives dichotomy that wasn't in the books.

/ I confess I'd forgotten just how dumb Yorick was, too.


That dichotomy was absolutely in the books. The name between fundamentalists of all stripes, including Christian, and regular people who might not be perfect but we're at least trying was a central theme for like the entire first two thirds of the series. You're letting your politics color your memory of the source material, because one of my biggest issues with the series is that it hews far too close to the original and didn't take any creative chances.

Also, Yorick was just as whiny in the source books. They just picked an actor who can't make pouting compelling.
 
2021-10-26 1:43:51 AM  

Bowen: Jesus McSordid: gopher321: It SUCKED.

This. Also, because all of the characters were awful, and Yorick in particular was a whiny biatch.

The most likable character was the super secret agent and she was literally a killer.


Sounds pretty accurate to the comic.
 
2021-10-26 5:06:24 AM  

luidprand: The Walking Dead already did interminable, repetitive stories with unlikable characters behaving preposterously. There was no reason to rehash basically the same thing.


^^^^

This is why I never even gave it a look. I'd had enough of TWD a few seasons back, and another apocalypse show during the global pandemic didn't sound enticing. The reports of how they wanted to portray toxic masculinity didn't sound especially interesting either. 

Oh, hey, it's TWD, but with misandry, so you'll hate everyone including yourself! 

No thanks.
 
2021-10-26 6:54:36 AM  

Lsherm: Jesus McSordid: gopher321: It SUCKED.

This. Also, because all of the characters were awful, and Yorick in particular was a whiny biatch.

I watched the first four episodes, but I couldn't get involved with anyone, including the man, which would seem my wheelhouse. Even series with "dark" protagonists, like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos give you a reason to care about the asshole. Here, everyone was just an asshole for no reason. You didn't really give a shiat if they lived or not.

Gotta have a goal, people, or at least you have to hint at one. You can't just have people being assholes for no reason.


I usually love these things and often like the print version much better than the screen adaptation (looking riiiiight at you Walking Dead) but I was not interested in the GN for this either.
Really hoping Eisenhorn does not do the same thing to me.
I keep telling myself I should like this stuff but I don't know if it's my ADHD or something else, a lot of the screen adaptations neglect or change details I really appreciated.
 
2021-10-26 6:59:38 AM  
Point of order that Yorick was also a whiny biatch in the comic, which was also full of unlikable characters.
I still enjoyed it.
 
2021-10-26 7:19:28 AM  
Interesting concept, too bad it was poorly executed. I never read the comics, but I did see the movie Children of Men which deals with the flu making everyone sterile for years, and then one woman gets pregnant and the world fight over her. In this case, it would be cool if the world fought over the last man. But what kind of man would he be? Weak little Nancy Boy and all the women were strong? Or would he be strong willed and refuse to be used as a pawn? Or maybe he's just scared?  So many creative possibilities, if one is not committed to stay true to the source material.

But instead the pitch was (as stated in the article) "Let's explore toxic masculinity!" and apparently made everyone a jerk, and everyone hates the show.
 
2021-10-26 7:31:32 AM  
The absolute best writing of strong female leads I've experienced is the last season of Avatar: Legend of Korra. At some point I realized that every episode had a female protagonist and antagonist, and the males were only supporting them. It was subtle and the only reason I noticed was the men were particularly useless near the end (and they are professional sports players) and then it dawned on me ... EVERY major character was a woman. And how it ended? Wow. Loved it.

I immediately rewatched the series, and I'm pretty sure it was only that last season that every episode was woman pro/ant lead. I loved that the story was front and center and the character had a journey that lead to a new place of personal discovery and happiness.
 
2021-10-26 8:10:44 AM  
Because it's a story with an interesting premise that does nothing with it?
 
2021-10-26 8:54:12 AM  
What I was expecting their long game to playtoward, with there secretly being a bunch of men still around somewhere:

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2021-10-26 8:58:46 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: The absolute best writing of strong female leads I've experienced is the last season of Avatar: Legend of Korra. At some point I realized that every episode had a female protagonist and antagonist, and the males were only supporting them. It was subtle and the only reason I noticed was the men were particularly useless near the end (and they are professional sports players) and then it dawned on me ... EVERY major character was a woman. And how it ended? Wow. Loved it.

I immediately rewatched the series, and I'm pretty sure it was only that last season that every episode was woman pro/ant lead. I loved that the story was front and center and the character had a journey that lead to a new place of personal discovery and happiness.


Huh?

Tenzin? Zahir? Unalock? Amon?

Kuvera I think was the only main antagonist that was female.
 
2021-10-26 8:59:15 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: The absolute best writing of strong female leads I've experienced is the last season of Avatar: Legend of Korra. At some point I realized that every episode had a female protagonist and antagonist, and the males were only supporting them. It was subtle and the only reason I noticed was the men were particularly useless near the end (and they are professional sports players) and then it dawned on me ... EVERY major character was a woman. And how it ended? Wow. Loved it.

I immediately rewatched the series, and I'm pretty sure it was only that last season that every episode was woman pro/ant lead. I loved that the story was front and center and the character had a journey that lead to a new place of personal discovery and happiness.


Ohhh last season, yes never mind me.
 
2021-10-26 9:15:35 AM  
After watching it, and having read the books way back when I have to say that the show exposed just how awful the comic actually was. Everyone was just as unlikable in both mediums, the pacing was garbage and plodding. And there was zero satisfying conclusion. it was a good concept for it's time, but it aged like shiat.

As for the show, the changes made like Hiro killing the dude was ...unnecessary. Not sure how they would have handled the Isreali subplot what with more women being in the military globally which was a major point in the books, and I doubt a lot of the other stuff would have gotten in like the outer space stuff. They probably would have just focused on tired political intrigue and predictable and tedious personal relationship crap. So, to sum up, it was cancelled because it plain sucked.
 
2021-10-26 10:56:19 AM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Interesting concept, too bad it was poorly executed. I never read the comics, but I did see the movie Children of Men which deals with the flu making everyone sterile for years, and then one woman gets pregnant and the world fight over her. In this case, it would be cool if the world fought over the last man. But what kind of man would he be? Weak little Nancy Boy and all the women were strong? Or would he be strong willed and refuse to be used as a pawn? Or maybe he's just scared?  So many creative possibilities, if one is not committed to stay true to the source material.

But instead the pitch was (as stated in the article) "Let's explore toxic masculinity!" and apparently made everyone a jerk, and everyone hates the show.



I admitedly only watched three episodes before giving up, but I did not see any discussion of toxic masculinity.

And it would have been quite something to do, after killing all but one men in the first episode.
 
2021-10-26 5:18:17 PM  
Because it sucked hard. Even hate watching was a chore.
 
2021-10-26 7:19:21 PM  
Why did it only last one season?

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It certainly is a puzzle...
 
2021-10-26 7:29:05 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: But instead the pitch was (as stated in the article) "Let's explore toxic masculinity!" and apparently made everyone a jerk, and everyone hates the show.


Strong, independent woman = asshole who is superior to men in every way is the only way mainstream Hollywood studios know how to do things these days. Chaos Walking is infected with the same thing.

Genuinely brilliant strong female characters, such as Ruth and Darlene from Ozarks, are flawed, their strengths balanced by weaknesses. It's a pity they're so few and far between these days.
 
2021-10-26 9:58:51 PM  

BarryJV: Why did it only last one season?

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It certainly is a puzzle...


I decided to stop watching when I realized it was turning into the West Wing
 
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