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Review: 'The Last of Us' a great story

The Last of Us

"The Last of Us" is currently streaming on HBO Max.  Courtesy photo from HBO Max

Chloe Gregg

Five out of Five Stars

By Chloe Gregg
Editor in Chief

“The Last of Us” is one of the newest video-game-turned-TV-show adaptations to grace our screens.

Streamable on HBO Max, the series currently has seven episodes released out of the nine that have been scheduled. A new episode premieres every Sunday night at 9 p.m.

“The Last of Us” shares its name with its origin, “The Last of Us” game by Naughty Dog that came out on the PS4. The game was a huge success when it was released in 2013 and sold millions of copies. A sequel was even made and released within the last few years.

The story follows an older man, Joel (played by Pedro Pascal in the TV series), who loses his daughter tragically at the beginning of the apocalypse. Twenty years later, he is a hardened force to be reckoned with who gets by through smuggling.

When his path is crossed by a socialist militia that needs him to smuggle a little girl, Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey), across state lines, he is apprehensive, but needs the job.

This is an incredible story about love, trust and relationships during the apocalypse.

I also want to note that I usually hate zombie shows and movies, but this show’s “zombies” are probably my absolute favorite because, theoretically, it could happen, and is already happening on a smaller scale.

I highly recommend this show! But I will say that if you like to game, please play the game first.

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