It's the most wonderful time of the year, and soon comes January 15, 2023 when HBO premiers the post-apocalyptic The Last of Us. This started as a PS3 game written and directed by Neil Druckman. It is probably my favorite game due to the emotional attachment that builds between the father figure, Joel, and the daughter figure, Ellie. And there's a lot to the story. However, the characters have changed significantly compared to the game. I don't really see Pedro Pascal as Joel or Bella Ramsey as Ellie, but I'll go along for the ride. HBO's Chernobyl had the right look and feel, so I'm hoping this can be properly recaptured, and Druckman can translate whatever inspired him to create such a meaningful game for what I hope will be an amazing multiseason show.