These Martians are carnivorous, even if they do turn you into a soup to eat you. Even so, travelling from Mars to Earth for a snack, living off the remnants of mankind seems an odd way to go. You would think they would need more people alive than simply cutting them down. If they were turning Earth into a Mars environment, it was doomed to failure.
There is too many spoilers for this final episode to go into much detail, here. I wouldn’t recommend watching this series if you’re feeling really down, as you’ll feel even worse afterwards as this ends. It certainly moves even further from HG Wells’ book.
Considering that the remains of the planet is in the throes of a nuclear winter and several years have past, you have to wonder why the remains of mankind survived for at least 6 or 7 years without malnutrition wiping them out? No sunlight also means no vitamin D. No food supplies. No education. You’ll understand that when you watch; so how do any children learn anything?
There’s also no indication of what happened to the Martians. Did they succumb to terrestrial infections? We don’t know. This episode is all about character and nothing about events.
Don’t expect happiness. Even the small twist at the end doesn’t make sense. A fresh plant is no indication of food. With the depression this is creating, it could end up being belladonna.
01 December 2019