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Episode 2 of TLoU...hey! They used
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They actually used two versions of this one in this episode, the first time when Joel is taping up Tess's ankle on the rooftop, and the second at the very end of course. I sort of called that they would likely borrow from TLoUII's music once I knew they were using the game music. I'm trying to keep an eye out for new music by Santaolalla as well.

Anyone else love how fast they're moving forward with the story? They could have done what literally everyone else does with source material like this and padded it out to where this could have been 5-6 episodes (coughcoughTheWalkingDeadcough) to milk the IP for all its worth, but they seem committed to adapting the whole game into one season, paced like one long movie.

This was another great episode, basically one long setpiece but that worked really well; plenty of time for the atmosphere to seep in and the suspense and tension to build. And the scene in the flooded hotel confirms Ramsey is a perfect Ellie (I was one of the skeptics when I first heard they were cast).

"Is it everything you hoped for?"
"It has its moments. You can't deny the view though."

Oh my goodness they're doing
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This was Torv's episode and she shined.

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I’m still liking the show but not as impressed as everyone else seems to be looking at post ep discussions on Reddit. My boyfriend likes it a lot more than me too. Didn’t like the changes to Tess’ scene and I’m still not that convinced by Bella Ramsey. Everyone is raving about the hotel and sandwich scenes and I thought they were kinda bad (in terms of her acting and vibe). The clickers were nice but I don’t really feel as terrified by them as I do in game—but I’m a scaredy cat playing horror games and just shrug at films lol.

Loved the opening scene though.


Edit: we were going through game vs show comparisons on YouTube and man, it really shows how poor the show is compared to the game. The show is ok and I’m trying to enjoy it as its own thing but the game is just perfect.
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The show is good. Bella Ramsey was a horrible miscast. Seasons 2 onward could be a real fiasco.
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Justin Rowland has been fired from Rick & Morty, which will continue without him. I don't know if I care enough to go back to watching the show again or not, but this is excellent news. A rich and extremely influential cishet white man actually managed to FAFO. Hopefully he'll be dropped from his Hulu shows as well. They don't hand out domestic violence felonies on a whim. That guy is some bad news, not to mention the groomer allegations.
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Of all the people to have abuse allegations levied against him, Roiland is probably...one of the least surprising.

Let's not forget the other co-creator, Dan Harmon, admitted to cruelly bullying a female coworker who turned down his advances. Sounds like a set full of "nice guys."


....

HBO Max has released the feature-length pilot of The Last of Us for free on their website, if anyone without HBO is curious to see what the hype is about: https://www.hbomax.com/collections/watc ... n=tlou-ep1

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outdoorcats wrote: January 28th, 2023, 5:32 pm Of all the people to have abuse allegations levied against him, Roiland is probably...one of the least surprising.

Let's not forget the other co-creator, Dan Harmon, admitted to cruelly bullying a female coworker who turned down his advances. Sounds like a set full of "nice guys."


....

HBO Max has released the feature-length pilot of The Last of Us for free on their website, if anyone without HBO is curious to see what the hype is about: https://www.hbomax.com/collections/watc ... n=tlou-ep1
Harmon is definitely worth side-eyeing too, but at least in his case, he apologized to Megan Ganz and was forgiven. Hopefully no one forgives Roiland. Dude belongs in prison. He better hope his cellmates think the two silly voices he can do are funny, otherwise he might get beaten up on the regular, wormy little shit that he is.
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I think TLOU just Kate Bush'd Linda Ronstadt
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I liked the latest episode as a stand-alone story not comparing it to the games—but I again felt Bill’s story was better in the game and was a bit disappointed (and was also waiting the whole time for certain things to occur). I thought this ep was gonna be a tense scary infected ep so it was unexpected to say the least. One thing that kinda annoys me with the show is how it removes the subtlety from the characters and their relationships—like changing Tess’s line to ‘there’s enough here’ to ‘I never forced you to feel like I did’.

Somehow, even though my boyfriend had played the game a million times before we met, when I was watching him play through it a couple of years ago I said ‘I like how unimportant Bill being gay was’ and he hadn’t ever picked up on Bill being gay :/

Also RIP to Annie Wersching aka game Tess.
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Enjoying The Last of Us, despite never having played the video game, but to look back on the television of 2022 one last time, here I'll just rank everything I watched as I would films. The big deal for me here being that I'm usually very behind the times on what current, popular television is going on (and by most people's standards, I probably still am). But last year stood out moreso than usual, both in the quality of what I watched and the amount of effort I put forward to watch through all of these in their entirety. Don't know if I'll have as much of an impressive 2023 in that regard, but anything is possible. :turned:

10

Stranger Things: Season 4
The Midnight Club: Season 1

9

Abbott Elementary: Season 2
House of the Dragon: Season 1

8

Chucky: Season 2
The Sandman: Season 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Season 1
Never Have I Ever: Season 3
Andor: Season 1

7

Wednesday: Season 1
Miss Marvel: Season 1
Cobra Kai: Season 5

6

Willow: Season 1

5

Obi-Wan: Season 1

Notable blindspots: New hits like The Rehearsal and Severance, as well as the newest seasons of Atlanta, Barry, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Euphoria, Succession. The White Lotus, and plenty of others that I can't think of, off the top of my head.
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Good_Will_Harding wrote: January 30th, 2023, 1:40 pm Notable blindspots: New hits like The Rehearsal and Severance, as well as the newest seasons of Atlanta, Barry, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Euphoria, Succession. The White Lotus, and plenty of others that I can't think of, off the top of my head.
So .. ALL the biggest shows :woot:
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:lol: Yup, pretty much! As much as I feel as if I've watched more television than my usual, I'm still pretty behind on what's been getting the most attention and discussions lately.
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sebby wrote: January 30th, 2023, 5:30 am I think TLOU just Kate Bush'd Linda Ronstadt
You called it: https://www.cnn.com/2023/01/31/entertai ... index.html

Wasn't really ready for how much that episode broke me tbh.

I mean, you can't just break out the Max Richter in episode 3.

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mightysparks wrote: January 30th, 2023, 9:56 am Somehow, even though my boyfriend had played the game a million times before we met, when I was watching him play through it a couple of years ago I said ‘I like how unimportant Bill being gay was’ and he hadn’t ever picked up on Bill being gay :/
Wait, how did he miss the scene with the
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RIP to Wersching. She has done a lot of live action stuff as well, including being in the main cast of 24, Bosch, Timeless, and Runaways. Fuck cancer.

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outdoorcats wrote: February 1st, 2023, 2:23 am
mightysparks wrote: January 30th, 2023, 9:56 am Somehow, even though my boyfriend had played the game a million times before we met, when I was watching him play through it a couple of years ago I said ‘I like how unimportant Bill being gay was’ and he hadn’t ever picked up on Bill being gay :/
Wait, how did he miss the scene with the
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He just thought it was a joke :shrug: he dumb
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Unrelated to Wersching’s death but I was thinking about the show 24 recently and started rewatching season 1 a week or so ago. I’m not sure how much I’m going to rewatch, maybe just the first season. I’ve got the first 7 seasons on DVD and each season has 4 eps per disc which is kinda painful. Anyway I’m surprised at how well it still stands up. It’s still pretty fun and doesn’t feel too early 2000s cheesy. It’s a nice chill out show.

I remember binge watching the show in January 2008, I was watching a season a day and going to bed at 7 every morning lol. Not doing that this time…
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Not watching the show (so far?), but fyi:



I am tracking the show & episodes rating a little bit since it might be the best-reviewed thing on the IMDb of the last couple of years, and I knew something must be off there .. :shrug: (Look not at the grade, but the numbers)
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I saw a post on the Reddit sub for the show of the rating breakdown for that episode the other day and :facepalm: it’s 2023 guys wtf
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Yeah, that's to be expected.
mightysparks wrote: February 2nd, 2023, 10:28 pm it’s 2023 guys wtf
Exactly, it's 2023 lol. In 2005 homophobes just ignored stuff like Brokeback Mountain, but now everything with an LGBT character has to be review bombed while cryptically talking about "the agenda." :facepalm:

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outdoorcats wrote: February 3rd, 2023, 12:30 am In 2005 homophobes just ignored stuff like Brokeback Mountain
I remember homophobes getting plenty riled up about Brokeback. What's changed is internet culture.
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