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'Last of Us' succeeds, 'Slow Horses' shines, 'Velma' stinks

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Recommended viewing: 'The Last of Us' on HBO

I have noted before that I am not an avid video game player, but I have several friends who are, and they all recommended I check out the TV series adaptation of "The Last of Us" on HBO.

I'm glad they did, because what the first episode on Jan. 15 delivered was a genuinely novel twist on the zombie apocalypse genre, that managed to be both surprisingly plausible and all too relevant to our modern era of global pandemics and ongoing climate change.

"The Last of Us" front-loads an alternate history with back-to-back establishing prologues, the second...


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