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TV REVIEW: Future Man Brings A Breath Of Fresh & Lewd Air To The Superhero World

November 13, 2017 - Author: admin - Comments are closed

Josh Hutcherson’s new show Future Man is a fresh take on the normal man turned super hero story. Created by producers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, this show is exactly what you would expect from the pair, an original series filled with laughs and pop-culture references, but covered in a heavy dose of lewd and raunchy humor.

Future Man tells the story of a video game obsessed janitor, Josh Futturman (Hutcherson), who unwilling becomes a real life savior after defeating the impossibly hard game, The Bionic Wars. Josh Hutcherson is at home in his role as Futterman. Hutcherson’s charisma and comedic timing make for a perfect down on his luck, socially awkward millennial who is just trying to get by.

Eliza Coupe and Derek Wilson play Tiger & Wolf, two of the video games’ main characters who travel back in time to recruit Josh Futterman in order to change history. The intensity at which these two portray their characters is a fun ride. The pair have this innate ability to express the importance of moments with non verbals and voice inflections, that make it hard for the viewer to not clue in on, even during moments of laughter.

As the season progresses, Rogen and Goldberg’s ability to mix humor and pop culture with a time traveling puzzle is a beauty to watch. Every episode features a new layer to the mystery that will leave fans satisfied at the end of their binge watch. Which brings me to the streaming attribute of the show. The ability to binge watch every episode in the season really adds to the whole experience. Questions are answered in a timely manner and viewers can establish connections to characters easier.

Overall, if you aren’t a big fan of raunchy humor, Future Man is not for you. That aside, Future Man is exactly what one would expect when venturing into a project from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, an original story tossed with immature humor that will leave viewers satisfied.

Grade: B+

Categories: Josh Hutcherson, Review

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