‘Last Man on Earth’ proves to be a hit

Sole Survivors—Phil Miller, played by Will Forte, expresses to his “friends” how he thought Carol, played by Kristen Schaal, was annoying in “Last Man on Earth.”  Courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment

By Marcus Camacho

Saturday Night Live fans may enjoy the new original sitcom “Last Man on Earth,” starring Will Forte, which premiered Sunday on Fox.

The show uses the same style of comedy as seen on SNL.

The show is set in 2020, one year after a virus killed almost everyone,.The storyline follows Phil Miller, played by Will Forte, the only male survivor.

Forte plays an average man who has to come to terms with being the last man on Earth, until he meets Carol, played by Kristen Schaal. She tries to make the world what it use to be and tends to annoy Forte.

Before meeting Schaal, Forte had to fight the loneliness of being the only person left on Earth.

Schaal’s character is an optimistic person despite the world’s end and tries to keep her humanity, while Forte gives up on the world and couldn’t care less.

their are hilarious and a great duo.

Schaal and Forte’s characters are complete opposites, but they compliment eachother well.

Forte’s character can’t care less about the world and does whatever pleases him, while Schaal’s character is someone who wants to be civilized and maintain order.

The show uses comedy tomake the viewer think about what they would do in that situation. the humor is adult oriented

Forte’s character spends the majority of his time indulging in primitive behavior such as crashing two cars together to see the explosion.

It is a program with an original storyline, unlike any other shows on television. Most programs are reality shows, soap operas or typical comedies.

Popular sitcoms use similar formats. For example, comedies about friends that hang out and get into crazy situations such as: “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

There are also shows about office humor such as “The Office” and “30 Rock.” “Last Man On Earth” is about what a person would do if they were the last person or people  on Earth.

The only downfall to the show is the questions it leaves unanswered, such as what is the virus? What started it? Why did Phil and Carol survive? The storyline is addictive that viewers might not care.

Each episode is a half hour long, however the season premiere combined two episodes.

The show can be watched on Hulu for free. For those who can not watch it online, Fox will re-run the show on Saturday at 8 p.m.

New episodes will air on Fox on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

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