There are very few television programs that everyone in my household enjoys. When I first got a Hulu subscription, we would spend hours attempting to find something that satisfies everyone’s genre preferences. In the words of Jake, the dog from Adventure Time, we had to find a program filled with romance, fighting, suspense, and drama. Luckily, Future Man covered all our bases.
Rather than give away all of season one’s secrets, I wanted to share a little plot synopsis below and give a few thoughts about what I think of Future Man. This sci-fi comedy has quite a bit of crude jokes; if you’re not one for adult or suggestive content, I wouldn’t recommend this particular series. Otherwise, read on!
Future Man is about janitor Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) and his love for the video game Biotic Wars. Josh had been playing this game for years, and upon finally beating the final level, he found himself thrown into a real mission with the characters Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson). It turns out that Biotic Wars is actually a recruitment tool used in the future to prevent the fall of humanity as we know it.
As I mentioned previously, crude jokes dominate Future Man. Tiger and Wolf need to “recharge” every so often no matter who else is around, which can be awkward to watch with parental figures around. However, I don’t think this takes away from the slapstick nature of Future Man. There are countless relatable situations in which I can see myself within the characters at different points throughout the season. I must admit I find Wolf, AKA Cory Wolfheart, to be the most compelling character. His development throughout the season was inspirational, to say the least.
Overall, I found season one of Future Man to be hilarious. Sure, it’s probably not the best sci-fi comedy out there, but it totally fills my need for eighties sci-fi references and has a unique plot that I personally haven’t seen before. In the end, season one has 13 episodes, which are about 30 minutes long, which makes it easily binge-able if you’re in the mood to pop some corn and chill out for the day.