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We speak to Professor David Hughes, who consulted on the original videogame.
At the beginning of the first episode of The Last Of Us, there’s a fictional 1968 TV broadcast in which an epidemiologist talks eerily about the likelihood of a fungus-driven pandemic.“One [fungi] gene could mutate, any one of them could be capable of ...
HBO’s apocalyptic blockbuster debuts with an explosive, exposition-heavy episode
Of the not-unsubstantial challenges facing The Last of Us – chief among them, the sad history of videogame adaptations – the more unexpected issue, the one no-one could have predicted (apart from a few very smart scientists), is that we are now very familiar with pandemics. ...
HBO's adaptation of the brutal, post-apocalyptic video game pushes beyond its creators' wildest nightmares.
I've been trying to explain the magic of 2013's The Last of Us—game developer Naughty Dog's brutalist masterpiece—to my fellow editors at Esquire. I sound like I'm drunkenly reading an entry from The Walking Dead Wiki. Road trip, but make it post-apocalypse. Zombie-like creatures are in the way. ...
A quick look at the year in streaming, and what’s coming for 2023.
These days, whenever there’s any big get-together with family, friends, or co-workers, talk eventually gravitates to what people are watching on TV. While free TV is still king for a vast majority of viewers in the country, streaming services have certainly made ...
Succession returns, and there's new Marvel series aplenty.
Just when you thought you'd managed to catch up on every buzzy comedy-drama and true crime dramatisation—or given the bad guy's Wikipedia a quick glance, same thing – it starts all over again.There's an absolute avalanche of great new TV coming next ...
In The White Lotus, the actor has made Ethan one of TV’s most complex (and downright frustrating) characters. He knows that—and what happens next.
“Have I ever gotten myself in trouble trying to cover for a friend?” Will Sharpe wonders aloud from the other end of a Zoom call. It’s just days before The White Lotus's penultimate episode, and we're talking about his character, Ethan, the dork-turned-mega-rich-tech guy—who covers up ...
The actor says his nude scene was originally much more graphic.
The White Lotus star Theo James has revealed that his Episode One nude scene was initially going to be "more graphic."Joining the hit HBO show for Season Two, which swaps Maui for Sicily, James stars as Cameron Babcock in Mike White's The White Lotus, and he's ...
I take back all of the mean things I said! I love you! Please!
And so we talked all night about the rest of our livesWhere we're gonna be when we turn 25Keep thinking times will never changeKeep on thinking things will always be the same (Be the same)Oh god, no! Go away. I said, GO ...
The show took George R.R. Martin’s complex lore and transformed it into a modern Shakesperean tragedy. 
The king is dead. Long live the king… or is it the queen? House of the Dragon Episode 10 marked the end of the show’s fantastic first season, delivering a caliber of television that we haven’t seen in a while. For 10 weeks, ...
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