The Last of Us: Critical Acclaim for TV Adaptation
January 16, 2023
The highly-anticipated TV adaptation of the popular PlayStation video game, The Last of Us, is now available to watch on Now-E or streaming via HBO Go (Apple/Android). Set 20 years after modern civilisation is destroyed, the show follows Joel, a hardened survivor, and Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, as they embark on a dangerous and heart-breaking journey to traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. The show stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie with Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, and Nick Offerman joining the star-studded cast.
The Last of Us has been met with critical acclaim, receiving an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8.7/10. Metacritic calculated an average of 84 out of 100 based on 36 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". The show has been praised for its portrayal of a grim post-apocalypse world, punctuated by moments of levity and hope, as well as for its faithful adaptation of the source material.
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