Last of Us, The
In 2003, a parasitic fungal infection ravages the planet, turning humans into violent creatures known as the Infected. Twenty years later, hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone in hopes of delivering her to the rebel Fireflies. But what should be a quick job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they traverse a desolate U.S. - while depending on each other's unique skills for survival. Created, written and executive produced by Emmy winner Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and featuring a stunning cast, this riveting series brings the acclaimed video game to life, painting a grim vision of the future of humanity - and the lives of those who would risk everything to save it. This first season features more than one pivotal queer storyline. The third episode, in particular, tells a self-contained story about two gay men that stands as one of the most powerful we've ever seen in a mainstream television series.