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The Last of Us (Season One)

As someone who was a big fan of the video game it's based on, I was really excited to see how it would translate to the small screen. And overall, I have to say that I was very impressed with what I saw.



One of the things that really stands out about the show is its production values. The cinematography, the set design, and the special effects are all top-notch, and they really help to create a convincing and immersive world that draws you in right from the start. The show also does a great job of capturing the tone and atmosphere of the original game, which was very dark, gritty, and intense.


But what really makes "The Last of Us" stand out is its characters. The show's two leads - Ellie and Joel - are both incredibly well-realized and deeply nuanced. The writing and acting are both superb, and you really get a sense of the complex emotions and motivations that drive these characters forward. And the supporting cast is also excellent, with each actor bringing something unique and compelling to their roles.


Another thing that I appreciated about the show was the way it handled some of the more controversial elements of the game's story. Without giving too much away, there are a few moments in the show that are likely to be divisive among fans of the game, but I think the writers did a great job of staying true to the spirit of the original while also making some necessary changes to fit the needs of a different medium.


That being said, there were a few moments in the show where I felt like the pacing was a bit slow, and some of the episodes felt a bit bloated. And while the show's production values are generally very high, there were a few scenes where the special effects felt a bit cheesy or unconvincing.

Overall, though, I thought "The Last of Us" was a fantastic adaptation of the video game, and a great TV show in its own right. It's a powerful and emotionally resonant story that's brought to life by some incredible performances and top-notch production values, and I can't wait to see where the show goes from here.

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