The Last of Us TV Show

ThatFragranceGuy

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It's how fungus actually works too. I'm always telling my girlfriend to stop kicking mushrooms in the garden as they're just the "fruit", the real mycelium network is underground and massive compared to what you see and she is just spreading spores and I don't want her to turn into a clicker

"Mycelium are incredibly tiny “threads” of the greater fungal organism that wrap around or bore into tree roots. Taken together, myecelium composes what's called a “mycorrhizal network,” which connects individual plants together to transfer water, nitrogen, carbon and other minerals."

The tendril scene at the end was pretty unnerving! but I'm totally there for the post apocalyptic city scenes and I think Bella Ramsey is doing a good job of Ellie so far to be honest
 

atypical_boro

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I haven't watched episode 2 yet, so no spoilers please (and haven't read the whole thread purposefully). But first impressions are that it is going to be a lot like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Z-Nation, the Strain etc. Is it about to surprise me in some way? I mean how many times can the story of a virus collapsing society be done and not just rehash the same storylines?
 

ForssAwakens

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I haven't watched episode 2 yet, so no spoilers please (and haven't read the whole thread purposefully). But first impressions are that it is going to be a lot like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Z-Nation, the Strain etc. Is it about to surprise me in some way? I mean how many times can the story of a virus collapsing society be done and not just rehash the same storylines?
The story isnt about the virus, it’s about the relationship between Ellie and Joel. A lot of emphasis will be in that story telling and character developing

The story stand by itself within the game. It already feels a lot different to the walking dead for example
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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I haven't watched episode 2 yet, so no spoilers please (and haven't read the whole thread purposefully). But first impressions are that it is going to be a lot like The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Z-Nation, the Strain etc. Is it about to surprise me in some way? I mean how many times can the story of a virus collapsing society be done and not just rehash the same storylines?
There were zombie / apocalypse stories before walking dead, 28 days later etc and people still enjoyed them.

With the exception of the invention of Daryl, I'd say that the tv series of walking dead is maybe 20-30% as good as the original source material as the comics, which didn't drag out negan for 4 years etc.

Last of us tv series is early days but is so far right up there with the game, characters, storyline etc and shaping up to be a huge hit but not one that will be 8 seasons and spin-off shows coming off it. It's a defined story which is very well told, previously confined to those that played the video games but always something that I felt would make a great movie but too much to condense into 2-3 hours and I'm glad they went the tv series route rather than 2-3 part movies.

Walking dead was about the people as well, but much more of a bell curve in terms of its slow and dull at the start of each season, then something happens then mid season break then build up from there again up to finale and repeat. Last of us won't do that, it will just tell its story.
 

atypical_boro

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There were zombie / apocalypse stories before walking dead, 28 days later etc and people still enjoyed them.
I know but I mean from a personal perspective I am unsure how 'into' this I want to get. I love 28 Days Later, and I loved TWD to begin with, but by about season 5 of TWD it just became a merry ground of the same things happening over and over again. I am sure there are some people who want to hear that story told 300 times over, but for me, given the time investment of a new series, I'd prefer to have some reassurance that it wasn't just a rehash.

Your final sentence provides me with some reassurance of that, so thanks. I would much rather know it was like 3 seasons or whatever and that the writers knew the end game from the start. I'm pretty sure TWD's purpose was simply to generate maximum revenue at any cost, it jumped the shark multiple times and it was as if they were just seeing how long they could string it out for.

HBO tend to operate more artistically than AMC on that front, to my knowledge.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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I know but I mean from a personal perspective I am unsure how 'into' this I want to get. I love 28 Days Later, and I loved TWD to begin with, but by about season 5 of TWD it just became a merry ground of the same things happening over and over again. I am sure there are some people who want to hear that story told 300 times over, but for me, given the time investment of a new series, I'd prefer to have some reassurance that it wasn't just a rehash.

Your final sentence provides me with some reassurance of that, so thanks. I would much rather know it was like 3 seasons or whatever and that the writers knew the end game from the start. I'm pretty sure TWD's purpose was simply to generate maximum revenue at any cost, it jumped the shark multiple times and it was as if they were just seeing how long they could string it out for.

HBO tend to operate more artistically than AMC on that front, to my knowledge.
There are only 2 last of us games and one story DLC to give more insight into Ellie's backstory, so Last of Us is constrained to that, the show is moving along at a good pace so no risk of first game being 3 seasons and second game being 3 seasons of tv show etc, it'll probably be 2, or 3 at most.

I believe they've said they're done with the story and even if they make a last of us 3, it takes them years of development as they're so well crafted,

That's where walking dead fell down really, they quickly got to the point where they caught up with the comics major storylines and had to ad lib a fair bit without spoiling the comics, same with game of thrones. Last of us is a completed story which, as much as I love it, would be a shame to try and continue that from its "settled" ending.

The only thing they could do is try fill in some of the "20 years later" gap, as would let them bring back favourite characters or flesh outback stories more but I think they're doing flashbacks in the show a lot so they're covering that angle with those
 

TeaCider

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Thought the most recent episode was really nice, which I wasn't expecting in an post-apocalypse show.

Not sure how much I buy the feasibility of their almost idyllic life for 16 years but I still thought it was a really good hour of television, even with how calm it was.
 

On The Bob

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I must admit, that wasn’t the episode I was expecting it to be but thoroughly enjoyed it all the same.

The series is so far from the likes of Walking Dead etc. (which I grimly watched until the bitter end!).

So much more emphasis on the characters / relationships and the storyline etc. as opposed to it just being a Zombie Kill fest.

Roll on next week!
 

atypical_boro

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I used to think TWD was some of the most gripping TV I’ve ever seen until it quickly ran out of ideas so I really hope that doesn’t happen with this. What I do like in this is that the zombies are alive, I always thought it was daft in TWD how they came back to life - as if!!
 

TheYorkshireTerrier

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Absolutely loved episode 3. Was really not expecting that kind of an emotional rollercoaster.

For those who haven’t played the game, Bill doesn’t die and we don’t really get to know too much about his relationship with Frank. We also don’t see the flashbacks to them meeting Joel and Tess, so it was pretty cool to see how they got to know each other.
 
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