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: Y the Last Man on Disney+
: rogue69 15 September, 2021, 09:10:37 PM
Just been to the UK premier of Disney+'s new show Y the Last Man based on  Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra 2002-08 Vertigo comic of the same name set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event simultaneously killed every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one man, Yorick Brown

The first 3 episodes will be released of 22nd September with the other episodes being released every  Wednesday.

Not much happens in the first episode as it is just setting up the world and the characters just before the men all die, but it is well acted feels like it is going to be a good series
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 15 September, 2021, 09:56:58 PM
Just been to the UK premier of Disney+'s new show Y the Last Man based on  Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra 2002-08 Vertigo comic of the same name set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious cataclysmic event simultaneously killed every mammal with a Y chromosome but for one man, Yorick Brown

The first 3 episodes will be released of 22nd September with the other episodes being released every  Wednesday.

Not much happens in the first episode as it is just setting up the world and the characters just before the men all die, but it is well acted feels like it is going to be a good series

One man and his monkey, surely?
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: Richard 15 September, 2021, 10:57:59 PM
A whole episode where nothing happens?
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: rogue69 15 September, 2021, 11:23:16 PM
you geta brief glimps of the world just after the disaster at the start then it's showing you the characters living their lives setting up who they were and what they did before,with small hints on what is about to happen with different animals behaviour and dead animal bodies about in different areas.Towards the end you get the extinction of all men and a glimps of the chaos around just as it happens. But most of it is just the main characters background storylines being established for what their roles will be in the other episode

It probably will work better when watched with episodes 2&3
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: Tiplodocus 17 September, 2021, 02:20:04 PM
I have to ask the obvious question... "Why is all men dying SUCH a disaster?" Well, short term anyway.
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: CalHab 17 September, 2021, 02:35:25 PM
Well, that's kinda the plot.
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: IndigoPrime 17 September, 2021, 03:24:38 PM
I have to ask the obvious question... "Why is all men dying SUCH a disaster?" Well, short term anyway.
In the book, it’s all males, rather than all men. Beyond the severe shock this would cause regarding everyone’s son/father/brother/etc dying, there are countless practical implications. In the book, the point is made that most airline pilots are men, hence planes falling out of the sky. A number of nuclear programmes are male-oriented in terms of maintenance, which would cause power issues. Food supply would be hit extremely hard. And then there’s the future of a planet where the vast majority of species are on the very brink of extinction.

The book is a good yarn, but it was pretty light touch on all those things, I thought.
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: AlexF 11 October, 2021, 11:44:35 AM
I loved the comic, pretty much the first thing I read each month when it came out. But the way society, especially TV-series-watching society talks and thinks about gender these days would have to have an enormous impact on how you told this specific story. I'm concerned it will have to try very hard to take those issues seriously - and they ARE serious issues - to the extent that there won't be much room left for the fun side of 'what if this crazy thing happened'.
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: broodblik 11 October, 2021, 12:31:48 PM
It is ok series so far. Unfortunately the only thing they did get right is Agent 355.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 October, 2021, 05:02:04 PM
...and now it's cancelled.
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: Lorenzo 20 October, 2021, 09:52:39 PM
It may not be dead yet though. The producers want to shop it to HBO Max.
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: Proudhuff 21 October, 2021, 02:44:41 PM
It may not be dead yet though. The producers want to shop it to HBO Max.

Might get to see it then! Hating how a lot of good stuff on D+ and no where else, no I won't subscribe  >:(
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: Richmond Clements 21 October, 2021, 04:23:49 PM
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.
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: judgeurko 21 October, 2021, 09:40:36 PM
oh another show cancelled.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 22 October, 2021, 09:35:36 AM
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.

I am shocked you've not read it! It's good fun
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: broodblik 22 October, 2021, 09:49:46 AM
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.

I am shocked you've not read it! It's good fun

Yes, it is well worth your time
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: judgeurko 25 October, 2021, 03:35:06 PM
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.

I am shocked you've not read it! It's good fun

Yes, it is well worth your time
& the only way to see the whole story now it has been cancelled apparently.
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: Richmond Clements 27 October, 2021, 11:02:02 AM
Haven't read the comic. But we just watched the first episode last night. Great fun.

I am shocked you've not read it! It's good fun

Yes, it is well worth your time

I don't have much time to read comics, but I may track this one down...
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: IndigoPrime 27 October, 2021, 11:08:00 AM
It’s worth a read and I liked it enough to buy it in HC. But it can be oddly male gaze given the subject matter and is also prone to some weird leaps of logic (or illogic), especially towards the end. If only had space for one long-running BKV series, it’d be Saga. If two, I’d add Paper Girls. But Y is still a solid read.