At the recommendation of Trish, I decided to check this show out. It had a slow start, given that there were only two characters in the first few episodes but it grew on me slowly. The best thing about the show is that they manage to pack a lot into twenty minutes. It’s an unconventional sitcom. There’s no laugh track, or obvious cutaways and I like that.
The show is basically set in a time where most of the world has been wiped out by a virus bar Phil Miller, who’s been going around the USA, leaving the words ‘Alive in Tucson’ on billboards, while having an interesting time all alone in his house believing that he’s the ‘Last man on Earth’. By the end of the first episode, he bumps into Carol. The actress playing Carol was on The Hotwives of Orlando playing a spoof of Kim Richards and her voice really, really got on my nerves then and it did on this show too. Somehow, I got used to it and I actually kind of like her character too.
Anyway, she and Phil get married because they need to repopulate, but before they can do that, January Jones shows up and Phil regrets the whole marriage thing. Before he can get it on with January Jones, some guy called Todd shows up. Todd is awesome and gives Phil a complex blah, blah, blah. Eventually, Phil bumps into these two other women and kind of cheats on Carol with them. He tells them that she’s dead, so when they all bump into each other, it is kind of awkward. Eventually Phil and Carol get divorced and another guy shows up in town – after Phil hilariously gets trapped on a billboard and ends up sunburnt after his shade (his pants) blow away – who is ALSO called, Phil Miller.
They all decide that Phil 2 will be called Phil, while Phil is renamed Tandy. Carol hooks up with Phil 2 and Tandy gets all jealous and realises that he loves her and the season ends with Phil 2 throwing Tandy out of town, and Carol agreeing to leave with him because she loves him too. #truewuvyall Oh and Tandy’s brother is in space. Yay.
Anyway, shitty summary aside, I really like the show. I switched between liking and hating Phil/Tandy. He’s a complete and utter douchebag, but kind of charismatic enough that you kind of feel sorry for him at times. The other characters (except for Carol) are a bit hit and miss but probably because they’ve been onscreen less. So if they’re on the second season, I’ll probably warm up to them.