With hints of Whoops, Apocalypse (for its comedy) and Ben H. Winters’ The Last Policeman series for its more serious side, You, Me and the Apocalypse is an interesting concept that doesn’t wimp out of its set-up. Counting down to the apocalyptic event, and introducing us to a diverse group, who we are led to believe are going to make it, it doesn’t hesitate to wipe out characters apparently randomly – even those who we as an audience would consider to be “safe”.
There’s so much going on in each episode that the show probably does benefit from the binge-watch of a DVD box set – the comedy is of varying different kinds, and while sometimes it might be a bit broad, that’s offset by clever wordplay. There’s a hell of a cast involved – from Matt Baynton and Pauline Quirke to Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally – and each gets their moment in the spotlight. Inevitably, as the show approaches its climax, things become more and more focused on the central mystery as to how they all got into the bunker.
The box set extras are pretty standard featurettes but give a degree of insight into the production.
Verdict: Prepare for the end of the world! 8/10