As players of the game know, the first installment of The Last of Us was never for the faint of heart. There’s a reason the source material has become one of the most critically acclaimed video games. And that reason is devastating sorrow. The most important moment in Joel’s (Pedro Pascal) life is the death of his young daughter Sarah (Nico Parker) on the night of the outbreak. This shaped Joel’s experiences for the next 20 years. He holds on to his grief and never allows himself to get over it. That grief is made even more painful when he meets Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a young girl who needs his protection. The emotional response of the first episode of The Last of Us is seamless and has sparked fan excitement. With an impressive 9.4/10 on IMDb, viewers are asking for more.
“The pilot of #TheLastOfUs leaves me speechless. I can’t wait to relive the rest,” he concluded @jstjohn83 on twitter. @Puighen agreed, stating “Next Sunday night seems like a long wait.” Even notoriously divisive Redditors had nothing but compliments on the first episode.
“I’ve watched the first episode twice and will probably watch it again because it’s so well done that there are a few hand tricks that are easy to miss, but when you watch it again it’s absolutely brilliant ‘ posted u/stillwatersrunfast. The Redditor went on to explain, “It was ugly, terrifying, sad, and defiantly true to the video game.”