We loved THE LAST OF US on HBO MAX. The following is a breakdown of what we said about the episodes we reviewed in season one.
E1: WHEN YOU ARE LOST IN THE DARKNESS 🤩
“Somehow, the show captures everything that made the game great while adding another layer to the story.
E2: INFECTED 🤩
“All in all, this episode felt like a resolution to the events of the last. I’m excited to see what the next episodes will bring, but I’m also a bit afraid (as I should be.).”
E3: LONG, LONG TIME 🤩
“There are two obviously talented actors who have just shown up in the series, and 70 minutes later, I’m left wondering – how can it get any better than this? I never thought anything based on a video game could translate so well to the screen.
E4: PLEASE HOLD MY HAND 🤩
“The show excels in delivering a different yet consistent tone with each episode. This episode felt like a bridge connecting the gap between what feels like acts one and two of a potentially three-act season.”
E5: ENDURE AND SURVIVE 🤩
“You don’t have to be a game player to recognize greatness when you witness it. “I’m sorry” I wasn’t a part of this world sooner. It is worth every minute of your time”
E6: THE TIES THAT BIND 🤩
“An aura of wandering and exploration has been folded into this episode that feels so satisfying to watch.”
E7: LEFT BEHIND 😊
“THE LAST OF US has already broken our hearts a few times, and we’re not even through an entire season. LEFT BEHIND is no different.”
E8: WHEN WE ARE IN NEED 🤩
“When it comes to season’s penultimate episodes, this week’s THE LAST OF US can be counted among the most intense of them.“
E9: LOOK FOR THE LIGHT 🤩
“Joel’s love for Ellie grew over the last nine episodes to become that of a parent’s unconditional love for a child. And that relationship has been the core that has pulled viewers through brutal moments to the well-earned conclusion in LOOK FOR THE LIGHT.“
The entire first season of THE LAST OF US is available on HBOMax.