Hit HBO show The Last of Us is getting dragged on Twitter for setting a scene 10 miles west of Boston that’s clearly not.
The Last of Us is only three episodes into its first season and has already become a favorite of fans and critics alike. The Geek Culture Congress featured the show on its latest podcast episode, and a second season has already been greenlit. Based on the 2013 action adventure game: “After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope.” Think The Walking Dead, but before The Walking Dead got really boring.
Episode 3 of Season One picks up with hardened survivor Joel and 14-year-old Ellie in the woods “10 miles west of Boston.” The problem is, the visual that the show uses to set the scene looks absolutely nothing like anything you’d find in that specific region of Massachusetts. Or anywhere else in the Commonwealth, really.
getting belligerently angry when “the last of us” tries to claim that a mountainous terrain that’s clearly northwestern is “10 miles west of boston” pic.twitter.com/IHL9gcNrWM— hannah gais (@hannahgais) January 30, 2023
Yeah, that ain’t Metro West by any stretch. The Pacific Northwest, maybe. Wanna know what’s actually 10 miles west of Boston? Moody Street in Waltham. Now, while the Charles River does wind its way through that area of Watch City, that particular stretch of the Charles doesn’t exactly resemble the screencap above. It’s a bit more urban, is what I’m saying. I don’t think John Muir would be writing essays about it.
‘The Last of Us’ Says This is 10 Miles West of Boston; Twitter Reacts
It didn’t take long for fans of the show and knowers of Boston-area landmarks and the general topography of Massachusetts to fire up the Twitter machine and start tweeting. I’ve shared some of the better responses below from some names you might know. You can watch The Last of Us Sunday nights on HBO and play the video game wherever you play video games.