The Last Kids on Earth (Book 1)

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The Last Kids on Earth (Book 1)
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Genre: Animation
Running Time: Book 1: (67 minutes) Book 2-present: (24 minutes in each episode)
Country: United States
Canada
Release Date: Book 1: September 17, 2019

Book 2: April 17, 2020 Book 3: October 16, 2020

Network(s): Netflix
Created by: Atomic Cartoons
Distributed by: Netflix
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 21


The Last Kids on Earth is an American-Canadian television series animation web television series, based on the book series of the same name by Max Brallier, that premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2019.

Bad Qualities

Note: Most (but not all) of these pointers apply to Book 1 only.

  1. Similar to Włatcy móch, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Danger MouseBTSW, the animation tries to combine 2D animation within CGI backgrounds, but unlike those shows, it comes off as cheap-looking, and sometimes, there are animation errors from here and there.
  2. Jack Sullivan is a complete unlikable idiot, but yet we are supposed to treat him like some kind of hero. He literally thinks his life is now some plot of a video game, and never takes anything seriously. He also calls his love interest, June Del Toro, a "damsel-in-distress," without any explanation what that means.
    • June Del Toro is also an extremely unlikable character, and yet she is Jack's love interest. June always yells a lot, acts extremely disrespectful towards many students, but even after June acts like a complete jerk in front of Jack for being called a "damsel-in-distress," Jack still loves her no matter what.
      • We're also given a generic "sob story" for her. One time, I saw my parents, they were at the escape bus, I waved for them, but they didn't see me, so they left me.
  3. Cheap-looking backgrounds.
  4. We are given a cliched stereotyped group, which you have the following: the hero, the nerd, the jerk, and the love interest, which have been done many times before.
  5. Rover's design looks nothing like the book, and rather looks like a mutated version of a mountain lion, rather than an actual monster.
  6. Unfunny attempts at humor, such as Quint farting in the middle of the night after freaking out with Jack about the dead silence in the treehouse.
  7. Speaking of their treehouse, their treehouse's name is extremely generic. It's actually called "the Treehouse of Awesomeness."
  8. It keeps cramming in the "friendship" moral in unnecessary situations.
  9. Despite being aimed towards kids, the show actually shows blood from monsters being stabbed in the eye.
  10. It never explains how the portal became open to Earth. In fact, the portal has no purpose, except for summoning zombies and monsters, as well as zombifying human beings.

Good Qualities

  1. The monsters' designs are cool.
  2. Some characters are likable such as Dirk Savage.
  3. Good voice acting.
  4. The show did improve after Book 2.
  5. Some people who read the book might like it.
  6. Some funny moments.
  7. The 2D animation is beautiful and smooth.

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