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Five teenagers must survive after civilization as they know it is wiped out. Twelve years later, their story is unearthed.

"Until the end."

End Times (2013-present) is a web series created by Mad Manatee Productions. After a virus wipes out most of civilization, five teenage survivors start recording their adventures on an old camcorder. Twelve years later, a bitter woman recovering from a life-changing injury finds and attempts to make sense of the videos. The series is told entirely through footage the characters record.

End Times contains examples of:

  • After the End: the file starts three months after a virus wipes out civilization, and the Archivist's recording starts twelve years after that.
  • Age-Appropriate Angst: Literally everyone
  • Apocalyptic Log: the entire series, though we have yet to see how the record ends.
  • Apologises a Lot: Charlie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kimber and the baseball bat.
  • Buffy Speak: Many examples, as most of the characters are college-aged in a situation much removed from their experience.
    • In season 2, 'the thing.'
  • Catchphrase
    "Until the end."
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  • Childhood Friend Romance: Harry and Dane's science fair rivalry could be seen as this.
  • Disabled Snarker: by season 2 the Archivist has become this. "So now I'm the fence lub with the scanner who can't leave because she's on wheels!"
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Trace calls Harry "Worf"
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Subverted. Maddi is a token valley-girl.
  • False Friend: Hanson seemed to have an epic broship with Charlie before he was revealed as an attempted assassin.
    Charlie: You needed my help!
    Hanson: Or else I never would have been here.
  • The Hero's Journey: If you take the five survivors as a single hero they fit this to a T.
  • Macguffin: Dr. Ramirez's generator. Which as far as we can tell is an extension cord plugged into itself. And acids.
  • The Movie Buff: Harry, Charlie, and Trace.
  • Mysterious Past: Kimber, at first.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis: Constantly. Trace, Harry, and Charlie are all seeped in pop-culture knowledge and talk in references, sometimes for humor and other times very much not so.
    • "I like the Doc as much as anyone, but the second movie still hasn't come out." "And it won't."
    • "We're going to have to be The Avengers."
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Kimber is always missing the other survivors' pop culture references. 12 years later the Archivist doesn't get them either, probably because 1. she was maybe 8 back when TV or internet was a thing and 2. she was at least partially brainwashed by a military dictatorship and spent most of her teenage years as an assassin.
  • Shipper on Deck: Trace is always trying to get Harry to admit his feelings for Dane.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": The Archivist.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Trace, Harry, and Dane when they decide to "be the Avengers." Kimber later that episode with the baseball bat.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Trace, Harry, and Charlie have a weird obsession with finding cannibals. Guess who shows up in the last act...