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The Last Bus review: A loosely executed series about saving the planet

The writing and execution surely need more brushing up to make this 10-episodic series less boring.

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  • Sunidhi Prajapat

Last Updated: 06.16 AM, Apr 11, 2022

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The Last Bus review: A loosely executed series about saving the planet

Story:

The Last Bus follows a group of teenagers, the only surviving humans, on a journey to find a genius billionaire eco-scientist who invented pods that apparently vapourise humans.

Review:

It revolves around earth with the least carbon footprints and more peace and greenery. Sounds like the best plan to have but clearly impossible today. The Last Bus is all about saving the planet by completely vanishing or as the show says vapourising the people from doing anything but going into a cryo-sleep.

The British sci-fi series begins with a billionaire scientist named Dalton Monkhouse (Robert Sheehan) who has taken the oath to lessen the carbon footprints of the Earth by kidnapping 99% population of earth and forcing them to sleep in deep freezing pods that will keep them alive but always unconscious.

The series showcases how this man designed orbs that are in the shape of footballs and takes over our planet. This ball-like structure vanishes people in a blink and somehow, they end up sleeping in pods (which by the way haven't been shown but only said in the show).

Being a Marvel fan and a sci-fi movie buff, this can only remind me of Thanos from Avengers, who wanted to maintain a balance on all the planets of the universe by wiping out 50% of the people from each of the planets, which is a cruel plan but still isn't illogical.

The makers have given all the responsibilities to a bunch of teenage kids, who somehow escaped the party where people were getting vanished. When they reach back home, they find themselves on their own because the whole town was vacated and all their family members were gone already.

One of the most unrealistic things about The Last Bus is that all these teenagers seemed worried to save themselves and find their families as well but none of them seemed sad to lose them.

Netflix's sci-fi series also gives you the vibe of Stranger Things as the kids take all the responsibilities upon themselves, however, it still doesn't reach near to being a good show.

The Last Bus ends with a cliffhanger, where the kids manage to get their hands on the master remote controls of the orbs that might help them find their families.

And by the way, the makers tried their best to justify the title by making a double-decker school bus, the only mode of transport for these teenagers.

Verdict:

The idea of a series about saving the planet is good but the writing and execution surely need more brushing up to make this 10-episodic series less boring.

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