The Adaptation of the Century


“The Last of Us,” premiered on HBO Max Jan. 15, 2023, based on the hit video game of the same title PHOTO//HBO Max

Rowan Edmonds, Managing Editor

I was skeptical when I first heard that HBO was creating a tv show based on the video game “The Last of Us.” I’ve loved the game for as long as I can remember, but so many video game to television adaptations have been a colossal letdown.

That being said, the television adaptation of “The Last of Us” has blown me away. Some of the more significant cutscenes from the games are word for word in the show, and any gameplay is filled with the background of other characters and more plot development. Overall the directors are doing a spectacular job with the show. 

Lovers of the game aren’t the only ones watching the show. Viewers from all demographics are watching and loving what the show is bringing. It follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) 20 years into a fungal zombie apocalypse. Ellie is a young girl with a secret that could save the world, and Joel is tasked with transporting her across the country, all while trying to survive.

Each episode is action-packed and emotional and leaves you wanting more. The season one finale was released Sunday, March 12, and season two has already been confirmed. Viewers are raving about “The Last of Us,” so don’t walk, run to HBO to watch this masterpiece now.