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If there’s one show that people can’t seem to stop talking about recently it’s The Last of Us. HBO build another hit, which audiences can’t get enough of. That includes us here at The Cosmic Circus, so of course we had to jump on Zoom for The Last of Us discussion podcast, capping the end of an excellent season. 

Join host Brian Kitson and fellow writers Ayla Ruby and Anthony Flagg as they break down what they liked, how The Last of Us compares to other video game adaptations, and what they hope to see in future seasons!

You can listen to the podcast below, directly on Spotify, or via most sites hosting podcasts. For email updates to The Cosmic Circle and Cosmic Cafe podcasts subscribe here and follow us for updates on Twitter at @cosmicpodcasts!

[Warning: Spoilers from The Last of Us season 1 and the game are below and within the podcast!]

Ep. 24: The Last of Us Discussion


    • 00:20 – Intros
    • 02:20 – General thoughts on The Last of Us season 1
    • 05:45 – Audience reception
    • 10:45 – What parts of season 1 did we like the most?
    • 20:41 – What didn’t we like?
    • 28:00 – Where do we think this ranks as far as game adaptations? Do we have hope for future game adaptations to be this good?
    • 32:00 – Commenting on Ashley Johnson’s appearance on the show, and how similar she looks to Bella Ramsey.
    • 34:20 – Theories for next season (more spoilers discussed for the game and possibly future seasons)
    • 37: 20 – Would the cure have worked?
    • 41:40 – Outros

Recommended articles about subjects from this episode

HBO’s The Last of Us – Potentially the Best Live-Action Game Adaptation

Review: HBO’s The Last of Us Season 1 Premiere

Review: The Last of Us Episode 2 – “Infected

Review: The Last of Us Episode 3 – “Long Long Time”

Review: The Last of Us Episode 4 -“Please Hold My Hand”

Review: The Last of Us Episode 5 – “Endure and Survive”

Review: The Last of Us Episode 6 – “Kin

Review: The Last of Us Episode 7 – “Left Behind

Review: The Last of Us Episode 8 – “When We Are in Need”

Review: The Last of Us Season 1 Finale – “Look For the Light”

Podcast credits and show notes

    • Anthony Flagg
    • Ayla Ruby
    • Brian Kitson
Executive Producer/Editor
    • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 03/13/23

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