HBO’s third episode The last of us aired tonight, and while the first two were pretty well received, it looks like a new bar has been set. While the episode took some major liberties from its source material, it seems like most viewers really didn’t mind. On social media, viewers expressed their complete shock at how things were handled, with many calling it not only the best episode of the series, but one of the greatest pieces of television ever made. That’s a pretty bold statement, but it’s clear that the series really clicks with viewers.
For video game fans, there is always a bit of dread when it comes to TV and movie adaptations because so many have been mishandled. Things have moved in the other direction in recent years, with some great movies and shows based on games. Still, it’s a great relief that a game is so well-loved The last of us has been given an adaptation that is embraced as much as the source material. Hopefully that trend will continue for the rest of this season, as well as Season 2!
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about the third installment of The last of us!
A piece of art!
Wow the Last of Us went from a pretty good zombie show to a transcendent work of art in three episodes. Get the vibes of the third season of Leftovers
— qui tam djinn (bill) (@bill_of_lefts) January 30, 2023
Some call it one of the best episodes ever.
Tonight’s episode of The Last of Us was definitely one of the best episodes of television I’ve ever seen. I’m floored
— Don (@djp1016) January 30, 2023
Fans liked it even more than the first two episodes.
Tonight’s episode of The Last of Us was remarkable TV, *easily* the best episode yet, but also the most drastic other than the game and I don’t know how to feel about that.
— Colby Nash (@DantonNash) January 30, 2023
Sometimes it’s nice to be surprised.
3rd episode of the last of us was a great surprise
— plant parenting🌱 (@faisonedd) January 30, 2023
This was a great piece of television.
This new episode of the last of us is the best episode I’ve ever seen, WOOOW
— Alves (@alves_115) January 30, 2023
The tears are real.
the last of us just dropped the best tv episode in a long time im gonna cry forever that was so sad
— joe baseball (@elipapyeoj) January 30, 2023
Nick Offerman’s role continues to be praised.
Episode 3 of The Last Of Us was one of the best things I’ve ever seen on television and an absolutely remarkable achievement. Nick was fantastic. Everyone was fantastic. I can’t think of anything that could top this. Thank you to all involved. #The last of us
— Raaj (@raajofvalheru) January 30, 2023
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