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Old 01-15-23, 08:25 PM
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The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23






9 episode season. Premieres at 9pm ET and runs 85 minutes. That's way past all the old guys here's bed time. I won't expect much chatter tonight.
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I think Iíll give this a try. Havenít played the games but have wanted to. The series looks like itíll be good and reviews seem to indicate it is.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_last_of_us/s01

98% on RT and 89% audience score. This did have early sneak preview screenings for select audiences (not critics) So there are people who saw the 1st episode legally.

I've never played the game, so I don't care about game spoilers. I know there's a few here who are hesitant to watch because they want to play the game. I mean it's your call. If you don't care about keeping up, then play the game 1st. But, this show will be in the pop culture world for at least the next 2 months.

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

Watching. Played the first game, haven't touched the 2nd one yet. Interested to see how closely it follows the games
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Thought it was a great start.

Thandiwe Newton’s daughter looks just like her.

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I think that was a very good start. Can't wait for more...
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Liked it a lot and the 4K DV / Atmos was great. The prologue in 2003 was clearly taken from the beginning of Zach Snyder's Dawn of Dead - almost beat for beat. But yeah, Snyder is a hack and here we are where Last of Us is paying tribute to that film's opening.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

I don't care for the actress who plays Ellie. Frankly I don't care for the Pedro Pascal casting. I'd prefer they had chosen someone who looks like the videogame Joel
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

Welp this is definitely true to the game. Didn't mind Pascal, didn't like Ellie. Will keep watching.

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Liked it a lot and the 4K DV / Atmos was great. The prologue in 2003 was clearly taken from the beginning of Zach Snyder's Dawn of Dead - almost beat for beat. But yeah, Snyder is a hack and here we are where Last of Us is paying tribute to that film's opening.
That's the game's doing, the opening here is nearly 100% identical to it with bonus plane action. FWIW, most seem to agree the opening to Dawn of the Dead is the best thing Snyder has done.

For those that haven't played the game:

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Wasn’t crazy about the leads casting either, but first episode was pretty Goddamn solid.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

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Welp this is definitely true to the game. Didn't mind Pascal, didn't like Ellie. Will keep watching.



That's the game's doing, the opening here is nearly 100% identical to it with bonus plane action. FWIW, most seem to agree the opening to Dawn of the Dead is the best thing Snyder has done.

For those that haven't played the game:

Ok, so the game ripped off the opening to DoD. Not complaining, but it made me chuckle. I own the games but never finished them.
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Me neither but I did start them
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I think Pascal is great and have no problem with Ellie's casting. I think the pervs are hating that, because the game version was cuter, even though she was still a teenager there.
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I just don't like her line delivery, but I can imagine there are some upset by her looks since that's always the first thing that comes up on a fan base heavy show.
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Nailed it. That was a damn good representation of the game. Even knowing what was coming with Sarah it still got me in the feels because it was so well done and so close to exactly how it played out in the game.

Also glad the dog didn't get got. I hate when TV shows harm dogs. Even ones that throw infected children in a fire pit.
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When the plane went down -- gave my Atmos system an awesome workout!
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I thought this was good. I know very little about the games but I thought Pedro Pascal was great as Joel. We didnít see a lot of Ellie in this episode for me to judge her but I thought she was alright. Iíll keep on watching. Would like to play the games eventually.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

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I think Pascal is great and have no problem with Ellie's casting. I think the pervs are hating that, because the game version was cuter, even though she was still a teenager there.
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Thought it was a great start.

Thandiwe Newton’s daughter looks just like her.
Agree with both of you. I'm hooked and can't wait for the second episode. The first time I ever saw Pedro Pascal was in that dreadful "Wonder Woman" sequel. And he was the worst thing about it. Over the top and hammy. I haven't seen "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" yet but he looked much more subdued in the trailer. But he turned in a solid performance here.

Spoiler:
Such a shame we won't be seeing Nico Parker in other episodes. I was shocked to see her getting killed this soon. I really enjoyed her in the short time she was in the show





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Yeah, the casting is better than I expected, as I wasn't keen on the actors leading up to this. They're great here, though.
Cool to see Brendan Fletcher, even in a smaller role.

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Agree with both of you. I'm hooked and can't wait for the second episode. The first time I ever saw Pedro Pascal was in that dreadful "Wonder Woman" sequel. And he was the worst thing about it. Over the top and hammy. I haven't seen "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" yet but he looked much more subdued in the trailer. But he turned in a solid performance here.

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Such a shame we won't be seeing Nico Parker in other episodes. I was shocked to see her getting killed this soon. I really enjoyed her in the short time she was in the show







He's awesome in just about everything else he has done. He was great in:


GoT
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Narcos (30 episodes on Netflix)
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Thought it was a great start.

Thandiwe Newtonís daughter looks just like her.
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I think Pascal is great and have no problem with Ellie's casting. I think the pervs are hating that, because the game version was cuter, even though she was still a teenager there.
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Agree with both of you. I'm hooked and can't wait for the second episode. The first time I ever saw Pedro Pascal was in that dreadful "Wonder Woman" sequel. And he was the worst thing about it. Over the top and hammy. I haven't seen "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" yet but he looked much more subdued in that. But he turned in a solid performance here. Such a shame we won't be seeing Nico Parker in other episodes. I was shocked to see her getting killed this soon. I really enjoyed her in the short time she was in the show




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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

Color me disappointed in the first episode. It was well-done, but I have played the game and was afraid we would get a slavish recreation ... and I was correct for the opening episode. I am guessing it won't continue on the beat-for-beat path and this was to get people in. Yes, there were some additions and some contractions, but nothing that made any difference (other than communicating the effects of infection differently and holding on to some of those "surprises" for later) or that provided anything new for those who have been through the story already.

If I hadn't played the game, I have to believe this would have seemed like an incredibly slow start.

I'm not blown away by the casting, but I am not put off by it either.

Did anybody else catch Ellie's reaction when Joel attacked the soldier? That was messed up.

Was the talk show host Larry from For All Mankind?
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Did anybody else catch Ellie's reaction when Joel attacked the soldier? That was messed up.
Oh yeah. Ellie's down with the violence.

Was the talk show host Larry from For All Mankind?
It was the guy who plays Big Head from Silicon Valley.
https://m.imdb.com/name/nm3091777/

Edit: or was it? I don't see this show in his credits... But I could have sworn it was him
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "When You're Lost in the Darkness" -- 1/15/23

I thought it was a fantastic start. I only played a little bit of the first game and the first episode of this series ended right around the place I stopped playing so everything from here on out will be new to me.

I like the casting so far. Pascal is always good and the girl who plays Ellie seems like sheíll be just fine. Lady Mormont was a badass in GoT so Iím hoping for the best. I also forgot Anna Torv was in this so that was nice to see.

I love post-apocalyptic shit like this so Iím in for the series!

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