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Why you need to watch Future Man

Future Man brings together the comic powers of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the dashing charm of leading man Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and throws it all together into a sci-fi show with one major twist.

The hero in Future Man is a hapless janitor whose expertise is in clearing out toilets rather than saving the world. It is only when he is joined by computer games soldiers Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson) that he discovers he’s been put on earth to do more than scrub floors and play computer games in his bedroom.

Combining geek movie, TV and gaming references and R Rated humour, Future Man is a must-watch whether you’re a sci-fi fan or a newbie.

1. Josh Hutcherson is your new geek super hero

Josh Futturman is the classic down-on-his-luck geek, played with a lovable earnestness by Hutcherson.

A janitor at an STI laboratory, where the most eventful part of his day is clearing out another blocked toilet, Futterman feels like life hasn’t exactly given him a fair shot.

Still living at home with his parents, Futterman’s only form of escapism is computer games and in particular, the impossible-to-complete Biotic Wars.

However, Futturman’s life is transformed when he becomes the first human to complete the game and suddenly finds himself recruited by real life versions of the game’s heroes – Tiger and Wolf.

Hutcherson’s deadpan approach to the role has you rooting for the hapless and useless hero – who is suddenly thrust from plunging poo to saving the world as ‘Future Man’.

2. It’s from the guys behind Preacher, Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party

When you hear the names Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg you know what you’re going to get from a TV show or movie. Big laughs, filthy humour and outrageous moments that will make you jaw hit the floor.

They are also bona fide film and TV geeks, trading on the show’s similarities to classic computer games and films with pointed gags about Back to the Future and The Last Starfighter in the opening episodes.

Future Man does for computer game geeks what Preacher achieved for comic book fans. In both instances, Rogen and Goldberg understand the audience because they are the fans and they deliver the humour with the same love and passion you’d expect.

3. This is no ordinary sci-fi show

From nerdy arguments about the value of Super Mario and the sexiest computer game characters to American Pie-esque embarrassing moments for Futturman when he first meets his crush Tiger, this is poles apart from your average science fiction series.

Don’t worry if you’ve never seen an episode of Battlestar Galactica or if you’re never play computer games, Future Man leans heavily on the humour and just slices in the geek gags along the way for fans of the genre.

Catch the new series on Mondays at 10pm on SYFY from September 10th – BT TV channel 319.