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Old 01-31-23, 06:51 PM
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

The Castlevania show is highly rated on Netflix, isn't it?
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by SmackDaddy
So, I know it's early, but is this the best Video Game adaption period?
Arcane was pretty freakin amazing. Unless we’re just talking live action
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by MrX
it had to be done intentionally by the writers, and it's kind of funny, but someone went back to the first episode and pointed out the ways that Joel and Sarah avoided flour in the premiere.

They were out of pancake mix for breakfast (Joel mentioned that as one of the products than contained the fungus), Sarah turned down cookies from the neighbors because they were raisin, and Joel forgot to bring home a cake.
My ego kicking in: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/65...l#post14224756

Though, that now makes me think I’m wrong.

You don’t need the entire population infected by flour (most will be infected by bites or humanity’s worse parts), but that still seems awful quick to take everything down in 3 days.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Holy shit. I never in a million years thought Nick Offerman would make me cry like a little girl, but here we are. That was fantastic. I'm so glad they're not going the Walking Dead route (IE, we wanna be the grossest and most depressing show on TV) and let both characters have their life together AND didn't show their corpses at the end (like I feel WD would have). I swore I wouldn't watch another post-apocalyptic show because they're generally so depressing but dammit if I'm not sucked into this one. Helps that the games were fantastic too.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Definitely one of the best episodes of sci-fi television ever. Brought to mind the "Inner Light" episode of Star Trek: Next Generation
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Offerman's giggle when he tasted the strawberry (likely for the first time in nearly 20 years) was awesome. My wife pointed out that this may be his own genuine laugh/giggle because it's seemingly the same as the handful of times Ron Swanson showed genuine joy in Parks & Rec.
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Old 02-01-23, 04:31 PM
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Offerman's Laugh/Giggle.... You know it's "A Thing" when someone puts together a Compilation.










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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

I took a look at some of the Facebook comments, like “96% of people are straight so they shouldn’t be forcing this alphabet stuff on us.”

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I didn't realize till after I watched the ep that Frank is played Murray Bartlet who played the Hotel manager in Season 1 of White Lotus.
Ah, I was wondering where I’d seen him.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by MrX
it had to be done intentionally by the writers, and it's kind of funny, but someone went back to the first episode and pointed out the ways that Joel and Sarah avoided flour in the premiere.

They were out of pancake mix for breakfast (Joel mentioned that as one of the products than contained the fungus), Sarah turned down cookies from the neighbors because they were raisin, and Joel forgot to bring home a cake.
Brilliant observation there. Agreed, a spectacular hour plus of TV. Prestige at its finest.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by davidh777
I took a look at some of the Facebook comments, like “96% of people are straight so they shouldn’t be forcing this alphabet stuff on us.”



Ah, I was wondering where I’d seen him.

It's just mind boggling that in 2023 we have so many insecure losers out there. And anyone who uses that damn "W" word to bitch about content that offends them is pathetic.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Given the backlash against the second game and this episode … None of that was hidden or changed. Since some people are pretty obtuse, my recommendation is to include the option to not only toggle your shooting controls in the third game, but to be able to turn on the gaydar setting.


On a lighter note, I enjoyed the cold opens in episodes 1 and 2, but rolling the dice with a 75-minute cold open to “Joel and Ellie Get a Truck” was a pretty ballsy move.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by Decker
Yes, but that doesn't tell the whole story, as that's a really low bar to clear. Like Best Nickleback Album.
Yeah, that's true. It's like there has been no in between from terrible to fantastic. Maybe the Tomb Raider films belong on the middle somewhere.

Originally Posted by HN
Arcane was pretty freakin amazing. Unless we’re just talking live action
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The Castlevania show is highly rated on Netflix, isn't it?
I should have been more clear, I did mean live action.

Old 02-02-23, 08:47 AM
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

I like the original Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider and Silent Hill movies. They aren't high art but they're fun enough.

Werewolves Within was well done as well. I'm sure there's some argument for the Sonic movies, Angry Birds and Detective Pikachu as well.

That said, TLU is the highest quality so far.

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

I thought we would all agree that the Resident Evil series was the best adaptation so far. I kid. I am not in agreement that this show has to be entirely about Joel and Ellie. Those that want a beat for beat recreation of the game into tv deserve to be disappointed. I like the world building that is going on and I hope we get another episode or two off the beaten path. Naysayers be damned.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Good episode, but my nitpick: Offerman's character is a hardcore prepper, presumably trained in survival, homesteading, surveillance, and weaponry... and yet he attempts to pick off the raiders out in the wide open like he's Julie Andrews singing "the hills are alive". Do it from some cover, man! You know your property and its vantage points much, much better than those randos *outside the fence* do. That got a bit of an eyeroll from me.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by DJLinus
Good episode, but my nitpick: Offerman's character is a hardcore prepper, presumably trained in survival, homesteading, surveillance, and weaponry... and yet he attempts to pick off the raiders out in the wide open like he's Julie Andrews singing "the hills are alive". Do it from some cover, man! You know your property and its vantage points much, much better than those randos *outside the fence* do. That got a bit of an eyeroll from me.
I think at that point he was around 10 years into their relationship? So I give him a pass as he has softened somewhat and was more concerned with protecting Frank.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I didn't realize till after I watched the ep that Frank is played Murray Bartlet who played the Hotel manager in Season 1 of White Lotus.

He was also recently in Welcome To Chippendale’s as Nick de Noia.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Originally Posted by DJLinus
Good episode, but my nitpick: Offerman's character is a hardcore prepper, presumably trained in survival, homesteading, surveillance, and weaponry... and yet he attempts to pick off the raiders out in the wide open like he's Julie Andrews singing "the hills are alive". Do it from some cover, man! You know your property and its vantage points much, much better than those randos *outside the fence* do. That got a bit of an eyeroll from me.
I always just turn off my brain for that type of scene as it is almost never done realistically. Nothing about their idyllic little Eden makes a lick of sense from a security standpoint.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

HBO added a graphic at the end of the episode in memory of Annie Wersching. The original voice/actor who played Tess

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

This was one of my favorite hours of television since the Sissy Spacek centered episode of Castle Rock.
That being said I would have liked to see the interactions with Ellie and Bill.
Great fucking episode.
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Well-deserved Victory tour for Bartlett and Offerman


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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

I did watch E3 after my hesitation expressed in the previous threads.

It was great.

I'll keep watching (maybe E4 tonight) for now, but I really loathe the zombie genre, so we'll see how it goes. I did feel the same way about Westerns and then Deadwood on HBO came along, which was a gem (and I was certain I would hate it). So maybe this will work out the same for me.
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Old 02-06-23, 04:45 PM
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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Y'all are forgetting... this isn't really a zombie show.
If you think about it...

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

Holy shit. This took some work

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Re: The Last of Us (S1E03) -- "Long Long Time" -- 1/29/23

I guess this belongs here…
You know, to be honest I wasn’t jiving with the first 2 eps (I think because it was too similar to the game), but then…ep. 3 came along, “Long, Long time” and Bill and Frank had sex. It was one of the most emotional episodes of television I’ve seen in quite sometime. The relationship those two had had such an emotional impact on me. It’s because I played the game and knew the desolation and devastation in this world and Bill and Frank’s relationship was so tender, so sweet, so genuine. I then saw the relationship with Joel and Ellie start to get a little warmer. It’s not totally there yet, like the game, but I see it coming and if the writers can pop in a fresh take, not seen in the game like this, I just know more heart is to come. As Joel and Ellie drove off to the fantastic lyrics of Linda Ronstadt, a single tear dripped from my face and I know the rest is going to be exceptional. Wonderful episode that won’t be soon forgotten.

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