Netflix’s 2022 reality drama series, Last One Standing, is a mix of stand up comedy and intense mystery thriller drama, all wrapped into one. The show has a grand cast that includes Diago, Gekidan Hitori, Kazuki lio, Kendo Kobayashi, Muga Tsukaji, Toshiyuki Itakura, Takushi Tanaka, Takashi Yoshimura, Tonikaku Akarui Yasumura, Eiko Kano, Hironobu Komiya, Minami Minegishi, Yuki Iwai, Satoshi Mukai, Tetsuya Morita, Hiccorohee, Takashi Watanabe, Nadal, Iwakura, Shunsuke Ito, Saya, Ahn Mika, Toshiaki Kasuga, Haruna Kondo, Karen Takizawa, Shiori Sato, Reina Triendl, Shotaro Mamiya, Yuki Morinaga, Hikaru Takahashi, Kohki Okada and, Masaharu Higashide.
The Last One Standing is developed and produced by Nobuyuki Sakuma and helmed by director Hayato Kawai. Shinichi Takahashi serves as the executive producer for the show, along with producers Yoko Usui and Seiya Horio and is released under the production banner of Nobuyuki Sakuma Agency, United Productions, Yoshimoto Kogyo. There are a total of eight episodes in this Japanese reality-drama hybrid series with a runtime of 30-50 minutes.
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Last One Standing: Who Will Survive This Epic Battle Of Words?
Last One Standing brings forward a rather new and unique concept that has not been explored before. The latest Japanese series is a cocktail of mystery, thriller and jokes! The first episode begins with the hosts laying down the concept to us, where we see that each week real-life stories will be shared in form of the basic tv dramas by our comedians on board, who will have to land the right jokes during the right time. In case they miss, there will be an elimination round at the end of every week.
Two renowned names take the commentators’ seats- Nobu from Chidori and Karen Takizama. As the episode plays along with seeing a drama unfold, with both the commentators and audiences as the viewers. Within the course of eight episodes, we witness seemingly everything from an intense cop drama to an offbeat bomb diffusion segment to the most weirdly hilarious secrets of the contestants making it to the major premise.
Some of the story segments involved in the show include The Time When I Was Hurt: What’s your heartbreaking story?, A Secret I’ve Never Revealed, Best Tip-Offs, Words I’ve Been Shocked By and, Passionate Declarations: Scream out against the unjust evil of this world, which are truly by far the best out of the lot. In soaring beats we see 24 contestants engage in the battle of words to share their own deadpan thrillers and send us all on a wild laughter ride.
By the end, there is only one winner standing, who manages to entertain everyone until the very end. Now, who that figure out of the 24 talents we are introduced to is for the audiences to find out by streaming the show on Netflix!
Last One Standing: Final Verdict
Last One Standing is the solution to all our indecisive moments when we want to watch something light and funny but, also crave the suspenseful nature that a mystery thriller provides. It is not always that the jokes land well and, some might even feel lost in translation if you are relying on the subtitles or English audio but, the overall experience is wholesome because the cast gives in everything from words to their body language to make our stomachs tickle.
Chaotic, rich and over-the-top at its best, you can stream all eight episodes of Last One Standing now on Netflix.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.