AVClub: The Last Man On Earth demonstrates time and time again that denial is one of the most powerful drugs at our disposal. Though undoubtedly a self-defensive measure to protect oneself from the world, LMOE presents it as an effective short-term solution. It’s a way of putting on rose-colored glasses just to get out of bed in the morning, to be comfortable with the confines of one’s existence. In a post-apocalyptic world where limited resources, deadly diseases, unidentified flying objects exist in tandem with few survivors, sometimes denial is important. Sometimes it’s even necessary.