Steven Universe is back for a four-week special event! The season finales of Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, and The Last Man On Earth! Kevin Smith directs The Flash! And Person Of Interest gets a two-night event! Will any of it be worth it? Let’s find out, on This Week’s TV!
The winter finale of The Last Man on Earth, “Silent Night,” might have been the funniest episode of the show to date, but it also had the most intense sequences ever on the show ending in not one but two enormous cliffhangers.
Armed with a billion dollar spending limit, the characters on The Last Man on Earth spent the latest episode conducting a little “Secret Santa.” That just so happened to be the title of the episode, too, and things went from awesome, to awkward, to incredibly sweet.
No matter what happens with the crew back on terra firma on The Last Man on Earth, I find the scenes up in space more fascinating. This week, for only the second time this season, Jason Sudeikis made an appearance as astronaut Mike Miller, Tandy’s brother—and even a mention of Mike totally changes everything.
We knew Will Forte’s character couldn’t be the bad guy forever. Eventually, “The Last Man On Earth” was going to show more than a glimpse of heart and become a hero. That change has been a focus of this season and, in the latest episode, things went even further.
Eventually, The Last Man on Earth had to talk about babies. If you’re living in a post-apocalyptic world and would like to recreate society, eventually you’re going to need to create some new life. So, of course, most of the characters on The Last Man of Earth don’t want to.
If you’re one of the last people on Earth, eventually, food is going to become an issue. And on the latest episode of The Last Man on Earth, titled “Crickets,” it was certainly at the forefront, but with a little dose of trust-building built in.
Every once in a while, The Last Man on Earth breaks you. The show works its magic and turns the audience into a frustrated member of the cast. That happened this week as Will Forte’s Tandy continually, and hilariously, repeated the same phrase over and over: “I did the crime, now I gotta do the time.”
Just when you thought The Last Man of Earth was going to be a two-person show again, the end of last week’s episode and this week’s episode brought back the larger cast and lead into a few of the biggest, most awkward laughs yet.
The Emmy-nominated Fox show The Last Man on Earth came back for season two Sunday night and it didn’t miss a beat. Once again, its unique blend of humor, mystery, wonder and sadness continued the story of Phil Miller (Will Forte). And just like last season, Phil has once again screwed up big time.
The Last Man on Earth launched this week, sparking a national discussion on the psychological link between isolationism and self-destruction, along with toilet pools and incest. We took our questions straight to series producers and directors (the Lego Movie guys), Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Spoilers ahead...
The first film version of Richard Matheson's zombie apocalypse short story "I Am Legend" came out in 1964 and was called The Last Man on Earth. Luckily it's in the public domain, so you can watch it right here.
You probably have some vague notion that the new Will Smith viral apocalypse flick I Am Legend is based on another movie from 1971 called Omega Man. But actually both of those movies were based on a dark, angry book called I Am Legend, published in 1954 by Richard Matheson. And before Charlton Heston gunned down…