A flawed start, but a great ending.
If you enjoy absurdism, sci-fi, postapocalyptica, steampunk, and old-timey radio, (Even though this isn't steampunk but bear with us) you'll probably love this! But there's one thing I've always told people about this show:"The toilet humor can be distracting, but it's necessary to keep the podcast as lighthearted as it is."After all. If they just stuck to jokes about how nightmarish the society is, well... it'd be easy to lose hope real quick and start seeing everything as just one big joke. So, what's the podcast without the jokes?It's a tale of people desperately trying to survive in a corporate-run, climate disaster-ravaged dystopia that sees the preservation of human lives as the bottom line, and doesn't care in the least about individuals. It's a cautionary tale that shows just what happens if a corporation runs every aspect of human life, (Speaking of which, if you liked Obsidian's game Outer Worlds you'll love this) and it shows what happens when rebellion stops becoming a distant dream and becomes a necessity. Yes, it's political. But those themes, I think, improve the show. It gives it a feeling of being grounded, despite all the absurdism from giant ants, Herbert West (call him Herbert. yes, THAT Herbert West) the Reanimator, zombies, cryogenically frozen scientists, mole people, and day-to-day life in HartLife. PS: If you start losing hope, don't worry. The ending is... well. You'll have to see it to believe it.
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