'The Last Of Us' Premiere Recap: Welcome To The Apocalypse

HBO's sizable series premiere sees Joel (Pedro Pascal) navigate trauma and find new purpose in Ellie 

(Bella Ramsey), plus a few video game callbacks. First things first:

As I mentioned in my Season 1 review, I'm not a gamer, 

I've never played The Last of Us and I haven't even watched a 

walkthrough video. So I'll talk about this 

episode, and all the episodes to come, based solely on how it works as a TV show.