Are you watching The Last of Us on HBO Max yet? I may be a couple weeks late to the game, but I just started it and, holy shit, it's intense!

Basically, it starts like The Walking Dead with a majority of humanity being wiped out and only some humans still remaining. The difference being that we see how it happens. How it plays out from the beginning. Heck, the first episode even kicks off in 1968 with two epidemiologists on a television show being interviewed about what it would take for humanity to be wiped out from natural causes like viral pandemics or something similar.

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One of the epidemiologists says that what he fears most is a fungal attack. This scene alone sold me on the show. It was scary and eerily plausible.

Fast forward 35 years to Austin, TX, in 2003 and that's exactly what happens. Joel (Pedro Pascal), his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker), and his brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna) try to make a run for it when the outbreak, er, breaks out and they see those infected lunging at them like hyperactive animals.

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Their escape attempt has disastrous results.

Now the show has jumped ahead again to 2023 in Boston and that's where I am now. 

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It's dark. It's scary. No... Jason Voorhees is scary. This shit is terrifying because it's so easy to imagine it happening for real. 

Makes me want to keep Nathan in a plastic bubble for life.

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Kevin Spencer

Yes! And it’s so good. It reminds me of when The Walking Dead used to be good.


Which seems so long ago.

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