Y: THE LAST MAN on FX on Hulu is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi series that should blow your socks of. I loved it immediately and the three first episodes are being released as a premiere. Personally, I cannot wait to watch more. Read our Y: The Last Man series review here!

Y: THE LAST MAN is a new FX on Hulu post-apocalyptic sci-fi series. A strange plague very suddenly (and immediately) kills every male creature on the planet. Well, almost everything because one man (and his male pet monkey) has somehow escaped this male-killing plague.

Personally, I was hooked from the very first episode so I was happy that three episodes were released on the premiere day. The season has 10 episodes and the remaining seven episodes will be released weekly. I truly cannot wait to watch more and am refraining to read up on the lot from the graphic novel to avoid spoiling it for myself.

Continue reading our Y: The Last Man series review below and find it on FX on Hulu now.

This was a man’s world!

The fascinating thing about the post-apocalyptic story is that it touches on how necessary we all are. But it also touches on how certain areas are dominated by men, which creates a problem in this new world order. This is a man’s world in many ways and after the “event”, there are no men left to run (or ruin) it.

However, the world still struggles with many other problems and parallels to the last 4-5 years are very apparent. In all kinds of ways. There’s both “a group of Karens” expecting to be heard and respected more than anyone else. Also, there are conspiracy theories running rampant.

Interestingly, the political world these past 5 years or so, and the current pandemic, means we now all know that it’s very realistic. Earlier, we might have felt that it couldn’t be or get that bad. Now we know that the reactions of these people are all-too-realistic.

Y: The Last Man (Season 1) – Hulu Review

Amazing characters in Y: The Last Man

Y: The Last Man shows a fascinating world and is full of interesting and intriguing characters. Both those you’ll like and those you will loathe. And yes, unfortunately, “Y” himself is a spoiled man-child. Not ideal if he’s our hope for the future. Maybe it will get better, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

Y (or Yorick) is played by Ben Schnetzer who is pretty awesome in this role. I will definitely give him that. Overall, Y: The Last Man is full of brilliant actors. Diane Lane is perfect as the woman trying to lead the United States into a safer future. Then again, Diane Lane is always awesome. I mean, who better than Martha Kent (as in Superman’s mom) to bring hope?!

Another key character is the secretive Agent 355, who is my favorite right off the bat. Agent 355 is portrayed by Ashley Romans (NOS4A2) and I was instinctively full of respect, trust, and admiration for this character. Kudos to Ashley Romans for making that happen.

Also, Amber Tamblyn (The Grudge 2, The Ring) is so brilliant and dangerously unpredictable in this series. I loved and loathed her… as in loved her performance but did not trust her character one bit!

Olivia Thirlby (The Darkest Hour) plays the character of “Hero” who is the sister of Yorick – as in the title character. The best friend of Hero is Sam who is trans. Basically, you’ll see a man, which is dreadful for the young transman who now has to explain himself all over again. Constantly. Plus, testosterone – like other medications – is in scarcity. Sam is played with so much heart and integrity by Elliot Fletcher (Tell Me Your Secrets).

Watch Y: The Last Man on FX on Hulu now!

Y: The Last Man is based on a graphic novel by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, who are also executive producers on this adaption. Brian K. Vaughan has also worked as a writer on series such as Lost and Stephen King‘s Under the Dome, so maybe that’s why this graphic novel seems perfect for a TV series adaption.

Eliza Clark has developed the series and has written the first two episodes. In the past, Eliza Clark has worked on series such as The Killing, Extant, and Animal Kingdom. The first two episodes are directed by Danish director Louise Friedberg (House of Cards). And yes, the directors on all 10 episodes in season 1 are women, which feels very appropriate.

Directors Destiny Ekaragha (The End of the F***ing World) and Daisy von Scherler Mayer (The Walking Dead) also have two episodes each. Rounding out the season 1 episodes are Mairzee Almas (Shadow and Bone), Cheryl Dunye (Lovecraft Country), Karena Evans (Snowfall), and Lauren Wolkstein (Dare Me).

Do not miss out on this new FX on Hulu series. It’s awesome and strangely familiar in many scary ways!

Y: The Last Man season 1 consists of 10 episodes. The first 3 episodes are out on FX on Hulu from September 13, 2021, after which there will be weekly episodes. The series will also be out on Disney+ in some countries from September 22, 2021.

Plot

Traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event decimates every mammal with a Y chromosome except one cisgender man and his pet monkey. Survivors struggle to restore what was lost and the opportunity to build something better.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
Karina