Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have agreed on at least one thing: They both think HBO’s new series “The Last of Us” is great TV.
“Episode 3 of Last of Us is unbelievably good story telling,” Bezos, the Amazon founder, and chairman tweeted on Tuesday. “I am in awe of @Nick_Offerman performance. Incredible.”
“Great game, great show,” replied Twitter owner Musk.
“The Last of Us” is an adaptation of the 2013 video game of the same name. Set 20 years after a fungal epidemic, the show stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, who must escort a teenage girl, Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, to the post-apocalyptic US.
The show has received widespread acclaim with a 96% Rotten Tomatoes critic score. It’s also a hit with viewers: HBO said the first two episodes have averaged more than 21 million viewers since the series premiered two weeks ago.
The most recent episode, which Bezos applauded, has drawn particularly strong backlash.
While the episode was viewed by over 6 million viewers on Sunday night and has received a positive response from critics, it has been review-bombed by angry fans who do not like its portrayal of same-sex relationships.
Musk is an avid video game fan, and in 2020 tweeted his favorite games of all time.
The list did not include “The Last of Us”, which one Twitter user pointed out. Musk responded that he would play the game, saying that since he plays on a PC, he “misses some of the console exclusives.”
Bezos’s Amazon has dabbled in making video games with massive results, including the online multiplayer game “New World”.
But the company is also in the business of producing video-game TV shows for its Prime Video streaming service and has several in the works, including “God of War” and “Fallout.”
“The Last of Us” settlement is a rare break in the rivalry between Bezos and Musk.
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