“The Last of Us” on HBO Max a binge-worthy series

“The Last of Us” is a streaming show on HBO Max that tells the story of the post-apocalyptic world after a virus has decimated most of humanity. The show is full of action and adventure, and fans of the video game series will find a lot to love. The characters are interesting and the plot is full of twists and turns. 

The story follows the lives of survivors of a serious fungal infection that has decimated the population. The show focuses on the human emotional journey as the characters try to rebuild their lives and relationships in the aftermath of this tragedy. The Last of Us is a gripping and intense show that is sure to please fans of the original video game. 

The acting is top-notch, and the cinematography is some of the best seen in a streaming show yet. The story is faithful to the game, and the post-apocalyptic setting is brought to life in a way that is both believable and scary. During this extraordinary global pandemic adventure a 14-year-old girl may ultimately be humanity’s very last hope.

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There is a lot of hype around this show and it is certainly worth all the buzz. The engaging series should continue on for a while longer it seems. The series follows the story of Ellie and Joel, who are struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by dangerous creatures. Both Joel and Ellie are set to explore and find a cure for the ongoing infection spread around this apocalyptic setting. Throughout the series, there are moments of action sequences that are both brutal and visceral. For sure, the series doesn’t shy away from its dark theme setting.

During this cinematic series, it tends to focus upon both love and loss along the way. The storyline is a typical lone wolf and his cub sort of speak. Two exceptional actors take on these roles and they do not disappoint. It is really neat to see these two working alongside one another. Off screen, they are the best of friends it seems. 

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Many might recognize the leading actors Pedro Pascal (Joel Miller) and Bella Ramsey (Ellie Williams), both of whom claimed some fame from the Game of Thrones (2011-2019) on HBO series years earlier. Anna Torv also appears in the series who has previously starred on the Fox series Fringe (2008-2013) she portrays Theresa ‘Tess’ Servopoulos. Together, they must survive not only monsters but raiders and a fascist military organization known as FEDRA.

The show is not perfect but definitely worth a binge-watch, especially for fans of the video game franchise. Be prepared for an intense yet exciting experience. The Last of Us is an engaging masterful tale that is captured just right. 

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