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January 19, 2023

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Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey struggle to survive a new strain of zombie apocalypse in "The Last of Us" on HBO.

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.

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