This is a Netflix Original animated series that is based on the book series of the same name. This third season, or well the next book is similar to the second one. The first season was just an hour in length starting point, whereas this is split into ten half hour episodes like with the second season.
We find the main characters here celebrating and living an easier life. They defeated the surprise evil from the last season and have been building up a camp with the various monsters. That really changes the dynamics of the group here, since they’re all working on non survival essential tasks. Things do get shifted considerably however when they come across a radio message.
It gives a glimmer of a chance that they very well may not be the last ones left, and dealing with this signal really is the core of season’s issues. You have Jack struggling with the group possibly becoming disconnected and leaving him, obviously due to abandonment issues.
Then there’s June (Montse Hernandez) pushing everyone to the limit to try and connect with others. From there you have Quint (Garland Whitt) taking on too many technical tasks and finally Dirk (Charles Demers) dealing with the idea of not fitting into either group and trying to become one of the monsters.
There are of course quirky adventures along the way, but that’s the just of what the core group is dealing with this time around. There’s also an overall arc present here, and some surprises as things do tend to come back to haunt you.
There are changes with the zombies, some new monsters to fend off and of course a surprise here or there that the team will have to work together to deal with. You’ll get mostly group oriented episodes, though at times some smaller pairings will take place too which worked well for developing the story further.
While the series largely revolves around Jack Sullivan (Nick Wolfhard), it also features a wide range of incredible talent. This includes the voice work of Bruce Campbell, Rosario Dawson and Mark Hamill. They’re all great here, and really do deliver some rather intense moments throughout.
The animation quality is also generally excellent, with a really inviting and fun atmosphere yet one that can be dark when needed. The world of this universe in general feels almost like something out of Fortnite, which makes sense considering the target audience. That being said, I’ve really enjoyed the last few seasons of the show. It brings some rather surprising moments, and a distinct sense of depth within the various smaller story lines that are presented.
All of the characters get their own moments, and it has some neat progression that works well. We get a good look at both the smaller monsters, and the core squad of humans. It’s exciting, it goes by smoothly and I’m still wanting to see more of it at this point though it was a solid confined story here. It brings laughs, moments of heroism and some smaller little charming moments. They have some really great relationship developments here and it’s great to see that sense of growth throughout.
The Last Kids on Earth Season Season 3 is the best one yet, featuring deeper story moments while having a precise seasonal arc. I really appreciate that in shows, to feel a sense that things are finished yet could easily be continued. This one worked out well, finishing off each of the smaller character arcs that were setup at the start.
They completed each in a satisfying way, while also working on expanding the lore of this world. It teases something intriguing to follow, yet at the same time has a nice concluded point to it which is again, quite appreciated. The animation work here is excellent, vibrant and fun. That’s matched with great voice work and characters that have real issues that get dealt with throughout the season.
I liked how they played around with the new monsters, in combination with the better experienced squad. It definitely came together in a satisfying way and I’m very excited to see where they take things next time around. I think there’s a lot more for this show to present, and things are about to get a lot larger in scale it seems.
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