TV Club: The Last Man On Earth: “The Tandyman Can”

Ever since Carol showed up in Tucson, Phil Tandy has been struggling to reconcile the free-for-all utopia he dreams of for this post-virus world with the reality of this new suburban cul de sac. He just wants to throw things at the wall and see what sticks (literally), drink whenever he wants, shit in his pool, and have sex with beautiful women. For all the grief I’ve given the show for hammering that last point so hard, I get it! I do! Lacking any kind of human interaction for two years is bound to stir up loneliness, intimacy cravings, and serious sexual urges, so it makes sense that Tandy should have some pent-up energy. Then there’s the fact that he was once free to do whatever the hell he liked, and then when he didn’t, he at least got to live around someone like Carol, who so …

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