Carol & The End of The World Review: A Routine Apocalypse

Carol & The End of The World’s subdued approach to armageddon might not work for everyone.

​Carol & The End of The World. Martha Kelly as Carol in Carol & The End of The World.
​Carol & The End of The World. Martha Kelly as Carol in Carol & The End of The World. Photo: Netflix

This Carol & The End of the World review contains no spoilers.

Maybe it’s the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, or perhaps entertainment creatives just feel like we’re living in the end times, but an influx of apocalyptic programming has rammed its way onto our screens in the last half-decade. The concept of humanity going extinct has always fascinated the world, probably because the topic is ripe for analysis and social commentary. To stand out from the plethora of options in apocalyptic fiction, each show must have a defining trait to keep viewers’ attention. 

Netflix’s newest animated option, Carol & The End of the World, has a lot to say about what different types of people would do if faced with their final months on Earth. Whether audiences can comprehend all of it or glean anything novel from the show will probably be determined by each person’s sense of humor and previous knowledge of adult animation. 

Carol & The End of the World starts out with a simple premise. A stray planet is hurtling towards ours and will obliterate life as we know it in seven and a half months. With such a finite amount of time to fulfill dreams and tick things off the bucket list, most of the population is busy getting drunk at parties or going on vast vacations around the globe. Everyone except one lonely soul: Carol (voiced by Baskets’ Martha Kelly). 


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