‘My Last Days’ is a docu-series that airs on The CW. It first premiered on September 28, 2014. The show has been created and directed by, and of course, stars Justin Baldoni, who made his name playing the role of Rafael Solano on ‘Jane the Virgin‘. It is evident to the viewers of ‘My Last Days’, that this is a project that is incredibly close to Baldoni’s heart.
The show is about people with terminal illnesses who tell their stories about their last days. Many people suffering from sicknesses come together at this event. Stories of their success and positive attitude include a man with leukemia who completed dozens of athletic events, a 19-year-old with cystic fibrosis who became a best-selling author, a 35-year-old brain cancer patient who wants to find a treatment and live a long life, and many more. The shows follow some courageous people who are going through one of life’s most difficult challenges, that is death itself. They only want to tell us that even if you have limited time, you can leave a positive impact on the world.
It is no surprise that there are quite a lot of shows out that claim they are inspirational. However, this is one of the rare cases where viewers can actually be influenced about how to live their lives. Thus, it is but natural for the show to have gathered a steady fan following, and Baldoni himself has admitted that the series has changed both his personal and professional life. Critics have also praised the show and treated it with respect saying that it appears to be mawkish sometimes, but when it comes to the people whose stories are being told, the intentions of the series are unobscured.
My Last Days Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘My Last Days’ is not fixed since it is a series hosted by Justin Baldoni and we are shown the stories of different people dealing with death in each episode. Thus, over the seasons, the people with terminal illnesses keep changing and we are moved by their stories while Baldoni patiently waits to hear their tales and is always shows empathy, even befriending some of the people who appear on the show. Baldoni spoke of the show, saying, “No one of these two stories are alike because no two people are alike. It’s just so important to always balance the gravity of the situation — the intensity and the pain of the situation — with joy. Because that’s how these people live.”
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see Baldoni return, and we hope he will bring to us more stories that will not just move us to tears, but also change our perspective on life.
My Last Days Plot: What is it about?
‘My Last Days’ is an uplifting tale about people leading their lives with terminal illness. It is said that the knowledge of impending death changes the approach towards life. This is not to say that we are not aware of the fact that death is the only unchanging constant since the moment of our birth. We are very much aware of it, and most of our lives are spent as a reaction formation to this knowledge. However, when the knowledge of approaching death becomes foregrounded, that is when we begin to view life differently.