Last Man Standing: characters

Adam Logan (played by Rodger Corser)

Roger Corser

Adam is dedicated to his mates and not averse to a good time, he should (by his reckoning) just about be the perfect man for any single lady who may be shopping around. Not that Adam’s looking to commit right away. He’s had his heart recently broken by a long-term lover, Louisa. Or at least, he thinks he’s had his heart broken. Adam’s only just starting to realise that for all the times in his young adulthood where he felt he had a handle on the opposite sex (or, for that matter, his own feelings), he might have had it all wrong. Adam’s not sure he understands how women think at all.

And, not opposed to a challenge, he’s prepared to bloody well find out.

Adam is the protagonist and narrator of Last Man Standing. Single and a food photographer—something he’s still slightly defensive about in front of his over-attentive mother who doesn’t appreciate that it’s a real job. As Adam pleads to her: “It’s not easy trying to build up a creative rapport with a mound of celeriac mash.” He loves his job but feels someone out there wants him to be making more of his life. Who exactly? He doesn’t know. What exactly? He doesn’t know either. Adam had no idea so many questions would rise up just before he turned 30.

Adam is a new man with some familiar, old habits. Seemingly confident and secure but racked by creeping self-doubt and insecurities. A true 21st century boy, warts and all. He’s a music nut, obsessive about his vast collection of records and CDs, and absolutely awestruck by his rock heroes—Bon, Keef, Gram. He even met Keith Richards once and stole his drink. He’s read all the biographies (and maintains the good ones either died before penning a book or were too out of it to write in the first place). He can handle modern-day music but is more interested in the culture of days past, and is constantly arguing with younger brother Anto (Fletcher Humphreys) about influences and the staying power of Nickelback.

He enjoys sarcastically putting down his mates, but underneath all the bolshy and bravado he’s a fiercely loyal friend, who’d throw a punch or two if required (though he’d prefer not to—he hasn’t punched anyone since Year Seven when Mark Bobolakis gave him a Dirty Sanchez in front of the entire canteen). He’s not oblivious to the faults of Cameron and Bruno, just as he’s not oblivious to his own shortcomings. Adam paid attention when his last girlfriend Louisa (Nicole Nabout) read him the riot act—and the home truths cut deep. He’s prepared to work on himself (and cut himself a bit of slack if need be, too).

Adam has a habit of being glib at inappropriate moments and seems to be learning the hard way when to behave like a grown-up. He doesn’t take criticism too well, and occasionally grows defensive when confronted. And there’s that word: confrontation—never been keen on that either. If a problem or an issue is staring him in the face, Adam would prefer to sit tight until it explodes rather than tackle it head-on. It’s a habit he can’t seem to break.

Adam likes being a big kid sometimes. He just has to figure out which parts of boyishness he wants to hold on to in the next stage of his puzzling journey.