Y The Last Man S01E01 – S01E03 are the first three episodes of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Hulu based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The first three episodes constitute half of the entire first season and hopefully there will be a second season considering the original comic book series lasted 60 issues.
The genius of Y The Last Man is that it delivers a clever twist on your average dystopian post-apocalyptic story –
Y The Last Man takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event simultaneously killed every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one man, Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer), and his pet monkey Ampersand. The series follows Yorick as he traverses the new world, as its survivors struggle with their losses and attempt to restore world society—led by Yorick’s mother, who is the new U.S. President Jennifer Brown (Diane Lane). (Wikipedia)
A brilliant premise it must be said – with Y The Last Man S01E01 – S01E03 presenting the ramifications of that basic idea with initial hesitancy but hits its stride with episode 3. There are – as to be expected – numerous deviations from the source material – but the key points are intact. One notable variation is the TV series highlights the issue of the survival of transgender men – since they do not have the Y chromosome of course – and how that impacts on the post-apocalyptic society.
Another variation from the source is the portrayal of Yorick’s sister Hero (yes, really) – played by the excellent Olivia Thirlby – who is now a paramedic with a very dark secret. Hero will play a significant role in developing the sub-plot with the transgender men.
Y The Last Man S01E01 – S01E03 is highly recommended and is once more testament to the writing prowess of Brian K Vaughn – for diehard fans of comic books and dystopian post-apocalyptic story alike!
Now streaming on Hulu.
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