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Is The Last Man on Earth Dark Enough?

A new episode of “The Vulture TV Podcast” is here! TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz, TV columnist Margaret Lyons, and TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss the first season of The Last Man on Earth, whether it’s dark enough, and what we’d like to see in season two. Plus, we continue our discussion of Mad Men leading up to the series finale, the feeling of purgatory in Sunday night’s episode, and why Joan took the money.

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

02:35–03:53 — Mad Men, “Lost Horizon”
04:16–18:12 — The Last Man on Earth’s season-one finale
18:12–40:37 — Mad Men, “Lost Horizon”

Further reading: Matt Zoller Seitz’s Mad Men recap; Margaret Lyons on Joan’s “hysteria” on Mad Men.

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