Last Man on Earth: How Not to "Kill" a Character

In this video essay, American Night muses on death and fake-outs in television and film. Using a specific scene from the post-apocalyptic comedy show Last Man on Earth as a jumping off point, he looks at some successful and less successful examples of death and fake-outs, ultimately concluding that killing off a character has to have logical sense and meaning—It’s all about character investment and payoff.  

 

 

 

video essay by American Night


Killing Off Your Characters