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The Last of Us | Official trailer

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  1. [2]
    Loire
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    Filmed in the great province of Alberta, split between my two hometowns of Calgary and Edmonton as well as our Rocky Mountain communities. Can't wait to see some of the apocalyptic sets they had...

    Filmed in the great province of Alberta, split between my two hometowns of Calgary and Edmonton as well as our Rocky Mountain communities. Can't wait to see some of the apocalyptic sets they had built in our downtown ('s) live.

    Shameless plug for Alberta: If you like what you see, come visit. I may be biased but even the Colorado Rocky Mountains can't match the splendour of ours. Between our two resort.tkens of Banff and Jasper, and the various national parks through the mountains there is more than enough natural spelndour to leave anyone in awe and keep them busy for weeks.

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    1. TheJorro
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      The drive from Calgary to Banff is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Highly recommend anyone visiting rent a car just for that.

      The drive from Calgary to Banff is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Highly recommend anyone visiting rent a car just for that.

      2 votes
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    balooga
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    It looks really good! And it looks as though it'll be unusually faithful to the game for a TV adaptation! I'm pretty intrigued. But I had two negative-ish thoughts along the way that I wanted to...

    It looks really good! And it looks as though it'll be unusually faithful to the game for a TV adaptation! I'm pretty intrigued.

    But I had two negative-ish thoughts along the way that I wanted to mention. First, is it me or does Pedro Pascal kinda look like Nathan Fillion in some of the shots? There were moments in the trailer where the tone was deadly serious but he looked like he was holding in a laugh, in that weird smirky wisecracking Nathan Fillion way. I have no idea if that even makes sense. I guess I just think the guy looks funny (as in, "comedic," not "strange").

    Secondly, as much as I love TLOU, do TV audiences want another gritty zombie show? Seems like that's pretty culturally played-out at this point.

    1 vote
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      cloud_loud
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      Walking Dead hasn’t been culturally relevant for a long time at this point. It’s kind of a running joke to say “when did you stop watching the Walking Dead.” Walking Dead is also considered kind...

      Walking Dead hasn’t been culturally relevant for a long time at this point. It’s kind of a running joke to say “when did you stop watching the Walking Dead.”

      Walking Dead is also considered kind of trash tv now, and this is more prestige tv.

      5 votes
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        babypuncher
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        TIL The Walking Dead is still going. And this latest season has 24 episodes. AMC is really going for quantity over quality here. I checked out after season 2, which was already struggling with the...

        TIL The Walking Dead is still going.

        And this latest season has 24 episodes. AMC is really going for quantity over quality here. I checked out after season 2, which was already struggling with the move from 6 to 13 episodes.

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        1. cloud_loud
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          I finished season 3. I must have been like 14. My high school classmates were still really into that show, but even they stopped watching by the time we were seniors (2016).

          I finished season 3. I must have been like 14. My high school classmates were still really into that show, but even they stopped watching by the time we were seniors (2016).

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        2. Akir
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          TBH I'm kind of amazed anyone was watching after season 2 with how badly they fumbled the show after they screwed over Frank Darabont. They literally took the plot of one single comic book and...

          TBH I'm kind of amazed anyone was watching after season 2 with how badly they fumbled the show after they screwed over Frank Darabont. They literally took the plot of one single comic book and stretched it to fit across the entire season; nothing happened for the vast majority of episodes. Someone would mention something in one episode and then it would be forgotten for 2-3 episodes until it would come up again.

          Though to be fair, Season 3 was much better and it did successfully get the plot rolling.

          2 votes
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        elcuello
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        I'm still watching TWD pretty much just to see how it ends. You're right it's somewhat trash TV now. I'm curious if this show is going to be more serious and not falling for the typical...

        I'm still watching TWD pretty much just to see how it ends. You're right it's somewhat trash TV now. I'm curious if this show is going to be more serious and not falling for the typical tropes/plot armor/bad writing a lot of shows (TWD included) suffers from in this genre. If not there's definitely room for another zombie show IMO. Maybe even a show where the cause of the zombies and failing of society is addressed throughout and not just focusing how bad people can treat each other in dire straits - that's honestly so worn out.

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        1. balooga
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          TLOU will deliver on that. The whole plot of the game is driven by the cause of the zombies and a one-in-a-million-but-it's-the-best-we've-got plan to stop them and save humanity. By the looks of...

          TLOU will deliver on that. The whole plot of the game is driven by the cause of the zombies and a one-in-a-million-but-it's-the-best-we've-got plan to stop them and save humanity. By the looks of the trailer they're sticking pretty close to that.

          4 votes