Mike and Tandy search for new life while the gang discovers old ones on The Last Man On Earth

B+

There’s some nice parallel storytelling in this week’s Last Man On Earth: Mike and Tandy embark on a journey to examine the enormous blob on Mike’s thermal imaging system in the hopes of finding new life, while the rest of the gang discover numerous murdered corpses in the walls of their Zihuatanejo mansion. Though…

The Last Man On Earth has baby fever in one of the best episodes of the season

A-

Last week, The Last Man On Earth returned to the status quo by burying Karl and re-introducing Todd’s baby fever. After seeing how Melissa bonds so well with Jasper, Todd feels guilty that he can’t connect with the nine-to-eleven-year-old boy in their midst, but he’s more depressed because he believes he’ll never be a…

The Last Man On Earth buries a problem and gets back to the status quo

B

“Señor Clean” doesn’t waste any time getting The Last Man On Earth back on track. Fred Armisen’s Karl was a wonderful, if short-lived, addition to the cast. Still, it’s great that the writers decided to literally bury what was left of his story this episode and focus on the relationships at the core of the show. Every…

The Last Man On Earth repeatedly hits one morbid note in its winter finale

C

After being off the air for a month, The Last Man On Earth returned last week with a POV episode about Karl Cowperthwaite, a dorky cannibalistic serial killer played by Fred Armisen. The episode illustrates how Karl’s social awkwardness and mundane lifestyle disarms his victims who naturally don’t believe he’s capable…

Fred Armisen stars as a cannibalistic serial killer in a flashback episode of The Last Man On Earth

B

Last season, The Last Man On Earth took a three-month break between its fall finale and its spring premiere. When the series finally returned, it aired an episode that didn’t feature any of the main cast and told a story about life during the viral outbreak from the perspective of Pamela (Kristen Wiig), a haughty…

The gang freaks out for stupid reasons on The Last Man On Earth fall finale

C

When The Last Man On Earth first began, Carol Pilbasian was the rule-following, hyper-organized, Type A foil to Phil Miller’s slacker ethos. She believed that the last people on Earth have a responsibility to help redevelop the planet, while Phil simply took advantage of the freedom that relatively solitude provided.…

The Last Man On Earth bides its time before the midseason home stretch

C+

There are exactly two interesting elements in this week’s Last Man On Earth: 1) It marks Kristen Schaal’s directorial debut, and with a script credited to her husband Rich Blomquist; 2) Tandy switches up his usual “Closure” song with an acoustic rendition of Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls” for a wedding, which is…