HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Gets Mocked For Comically Unrealistic “10 Miles West Of Boston” Scene

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Man oh man, The Last of Us is living up to the hype so far, and we’re only three episodes in.

Now I’m not gonna be that guy who delivers a bunch of spoilers, but the premise of the new HBO hit series is based off a 2013 video game of the same name, and documents the struggles of two characters, Joel and Ellie, who are trying to navigate their way through a post-apocalyptic world.

A mushroom based pandemic has ravaged the country and now citizens are forced to survive in a world overrun by zombies and a strict government control.

The show stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsey (Game Of Thrones) as Joel and Ellie, with Parks & Rec’s Nick Offerman in the cast as well.

Episode three dropped last night, and we got to see those struggles play out once again first hand…

Don’t get me wrong, the episode was phenomenal, but there was one part of the episode that has left fans flabbergasted…

In fact, it was the opening scene of the episode.

The episode is introduced with a caption that reads:

“10 miles west of Boston”

But, there’s one problem… the scene shows a distant mountain range and a heavily wooded forest, looking like it was shot in damn Alaska and nowhere close to Boston.

Just see for yourself:

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m super against the whole crowd that wants to nitpick every little thing in a movie or show that isn’t like “reality.”

Duh… it’s a TV show about zombies, and not supposed to be like reality?

But, I will also admit that this is a pretty bad oversight right here, so can totally understand why people are laughing hysterically over this scene.

If you’ve ever been to Boston (and probably even if you haven’t,) then you know that there sure as hell ain’t anywhere within a 10 mile radius of Boston that looks remotely close to this.

The show was filmed in Alberta, Canada, so that explains the location of the bizarre scene, but maybe use a shot of… oh, I don’t know…. Boston? Or any place that  looks remotely like it?

Needless to say, Twitter had a field day with this one:


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A beer bottle on a dock