HBO Quietly Fixes The Last of Us Mistakes After Backlash
HBO has quietly fixed The Last of Us mistakes after being called out for errors by fans. Based on Naughty Dog’s video game of the same name, the show follows Pedro Pascal’s smuggler Joel and Bella Ramsey’s teenager Ellie as they travel across the country in the hopes of turning Ellie’s immunity to the Cordyceps virus into a vaccine that could save the world. While the show has received widespread acclaim for its faithfulness to the source material, performances, and production values, it has also been criticized for a few filming errors.
HBO have quietly fixed the issues found in #TheLastOfUs Episode 6.
You can no longer see camera crew in the winter section or the glove below Shimmer. pic.twitter.com/3fjt9aw07V
— Naughty Dog Central (@NaughtyNDC) February 26, 2023
HBO corrected the mistakes in episode 6, after the Twitter account, Naughty Dog Central noted a camera crew being spotted in the winter wilderness and a crew member’s hand propping up the horse Shimmer’s head during their first meeting with Ellie. The network went back into the episode to rectify these errors before its initial airing. The Last of Us episode 6 is not the first time an HBO show has been subject to such errors. Game of Thrones season 8 infamously featured a Starbucks cup in front of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys, while the series finale also saw plastic water bottles from the cast and crew scattered on the ground.
Recently, the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon also featured a noticeable mistake, with King Viserys’ green-covered fingers clearly visible instead of being invisible, as part of the character’s flesh-eating disease. While HBO has now fixed the errors in episode 6 and other shows, it raises the question of whether the network will be able to prevent such mistakes in the future. As HBO is widely regarded as the pinnacle of premium cable programming, it would be embarrassing if they continued to allow such errors to slip through rather than quadruple-checking every single frame of an episode before airing.
However, some argue that these errors may be beneficial for the show’s popularity, as they spark conversations among eagle-eyed viewers. The series quickly became a hit for HBO and HBO Max thanks to its dedication to adapting its source material. Although episode 6’s filming mistakes proved that even the most celebrated titles can have missable errors, it created a further buzz among fans. With a few episodes remaining and season 2 already ordered, it will be interesting to see if any other filming mistakes are caught by audiences.
Despite the backlash, The Last of Us has been widely praised for its performances and production values. Pascal and Ramsey’s portrayals of Joel and Ellie have been highly acclaimed, with fans and critics praising the show’s faithfulness to the source material. The show’s success has also led to a surge of interest in the original video game. It is not the first adaptation to face criticism for filming errors. Many movie adaptations have been subject to similar criticisms, with fans noting errors that range from anachronistic props to continuity mistakes. While such errors can be frustrating for fans, they can also add to the charm and appeal of the adaptation, as fans enjoy discussing and analyzing the mistakes.
In conclusion, while HBO has fixed the errors in ep 6, it remains to be seen whether the network will be able to prevent such mistakes in the future. Regardless, these errors have sparked conversations among fans and have not detracted from the show’s overall success. As the season approaches its conclusion and the network prepares for season 2, it will be interesting to see if the show’s success continues to grow despite any potential errors.
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