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Laugh Until the World Ends

It’s always a very vital point of discussion: what would you do if you knew that the world was ending? It’s a question that has popped up in many a talk, particularly the ones that include lots and lots of alcohol consumption. It’s also the question that is answered by the characters of the hilarious sitcom “You, Me, and The Apocalypse”. Apparently, the world is ending as a meteor is on its way to render the entire human race extinct. However, there is a bunker that can fit a certain number of people that would help them survive this incoming catastrophe. “You, Me, and the Apocalypse” is the story of how those people ended up in that bunker.

The show is a refreshing take on the end of the world, as it showcases the event from the perspective of various characters from different parts in the world. Here are the characters that would make you want to watch “You, Me and The Apocalypse” until Armageddon:

Jamie Winton and Ariel Conroy



These two are in England. These are identical twin brothers who are estranged. The former is a bank manager who has been waiting for his wife to return ever since she went missing on their honeymoon. The latter is the leader of Deus Ex Machina, a cyber terrorist group. Both are played the very talented Matthew Baynton.

Father Jude Sutton

 



In the Vatican, we meet Father Jude Sutton. Father Sutton is not exactly what you’d call a model Priest. He constantly smokes and swears, and he heads up the Vatican’s “Devil’s Advocate” department, wherein he is tasked to do background checks on soon-to-be canonized saints and confirms the validity of miracles. His reaction, as a man of God but is trained to doubt, towards the end of the world is priceless. Father Sutton is played by Rob Lowe, who comedy fans would remember for his roles in the Austin Powers movies.

Rhonda MacNeil and Leanne Parkins



In the United States, particularly in New Mexico, is Rhonda MacNeil. She is a former librarian who, due to a series of circumstances, winds up in prison in order to protect her son. Dealing with life in prison is tough enough for someone who is essentially a suburban mom, but when the news of the world ending hits, Rhonda and the other inmates hightail it. Rhonda is played by Jenna Fischer, who is used to doing fish-out-of-water roles. You might know her from her performance as the artistically inclined receptionist in the Scranton Branch of Dunder-Mifflin Paper company in the classic show The Office.

If Rhonda is someone that was out of place in prison, Leanne seems like she truly belongs there. Striking up an unlikely friendship with Rhonda, Leanne is a white supremacist. Not a stranger to outlandish performances, Leanne is played by Megan Mullaly, from Will and Grace and Parks and Rec, turning in another memorable over-the-top comedic performance.

There are numerous other characters that make “You, Me and the Apocalypse” worth viewing on a regular basis. After all, when the end of the world looms, the best thing we can hope for is that we’re with the right people. 

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