- Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos each love HBO’s video-game TV series “The Last of Us.”
- Bezos tweeted that Sunday’s episode was “unbelievably good story telling,” and Musk responded in agreement.
- The rivalry between the 2 billionaires stretches back over a decade.
Billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have found at the least one thing to agree on: They each think HBO’s recent series “The Last of Us” is great TV.
“Episode 3 of Last of Us is unbelievably good story telling,” Bezos, the Amazon founder and chairman, tweeted on Tuesday. “I’m in awe of @Nick_Offerman performance. Incredible.”
“Great game, great show,” Twitter owner Musk responded.
“The Last of Us” is an adaptation of the 2013 video game of the identical name. Set 20 years after a fungal pandemic, the show stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, who must escort a teenage girl Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, across a post-apocalyptic US.
The show has gained widespread acclaim, with a 96% Rotten Tomatoes critic rating. It’s successful with audiences, too: HBO said the primary two episodes are averaging over 21 million viewers each for the reason that series premiered two weeks ago.
Essentially the most recent episode, which Bezos lauded, has received a very strong response. While the episode was watched by over 6 million viewers on Sunday night and has garnered a positive response from critics, it has been review-bombed by indignant fans who do not like its depiction of a same-sex relationship.
Musk is an avid video-game fan, and in 2020 tweeted his favorite games of all time. The list didn’t include “The Last of Us,” which a Twitter user identified. Musk responded that he would play the sport, adding that since he plays on a PC, he “missed a few of console exclusives.”
Bezos’ Amazon has dabbled in making video games, with largely underwhelming results, including the web multiplayer game “Latest World.” But the corporate can be within the business of creating video-game TV shows for its Prime Video streaming service and has several within the works, including “God of War” and “Fallout.”
The agreement on “The Last of Us” is a rare break within the rivalry between Bezos and Musk.
The feud between the billionaires has stretched over a decade and largely centers around their visions for space travel.