After only one episode, The Last of Us on HBO has already broken a record set by Breaking Bad. In The Last of Us, Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) go on an adventure across the continental United States to find the mysterious Fireflies. The Fireflies are a group of rebels who are trying to overthrow the American military after a zombie apocalypse. Since Ellie’s genetic code holds the key to immunity, Joel needs to get her to safety or the whole world could lose the fight against the infected.
The first episode of The Last of Us introduced people to the game’s world and showed what life was like just before the infection and 20 years after it. Critics and audiences both loved the premiere, and the response from audiences has already led to an incredible feat. On IMDb, voters have already given The Last of Us 9.5 stars, making it the best TV show of all time, just ahead of Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad has gotten a lot more votes than The Last of Us, and The Last of Us has only shown one episode so far, so this ranking could change.
How The Last Of Us Ended The Curse Of Video Game Adaptations?
Unfortunately, The Last of Us is the only video game adaptation to do well at the box office. Most other adaptations, like Assassin’s Creed, fail when they come to the big screen. The Last of Us avoids problems with adapting games to movies by adding to or taking away story elements as needed. In the game, Robert’s fight with Joel and Tess takes up an entire arc.
In the show, a Firefly bomb and Marlene’s appearance get around that plot. It gets the point across without getting bogged down in video game parts that are only there to show how the game works and how to play it.
The fact that the games are all about the characters also helps The Last of Us. The Last of Us has never been about gameplay or shooting. Instead, it has always been about the characters of Joel and Ellie, and the emotional pilot and fiery personality of Ellie show this.
Instead of staying too close to the game, the show has also changed some big parts about the infected. Even though taking out the spores is bad for the show’s look, it makes The Last of Us more realistic and keeps the actors from having to wear gas masks for an entire episode.
What To Expect From The Last of Us in The Future?
The parts of The Last of Us that have changed will stay that way, and more will change in the next episodes. As Ellie and Joel start to get closer, the show will focus on their relationship, but that doesn’t mean they won’t face new problems along the way.
The Last of Us has new characters who will make the show more interesting and raise the stakes, but the overall plot will be the same as in the games, with Joel desperately trying to get Ellie to a safe place. The show will also show important parts of Ellie’s history before the video game, which is different from the book. We hope that The Last of Us will keep doing well and be compared to Breaking Bad and other shows that were ahead of their time.