The Last of United States; Break Point.
Image: HBO; Netflix
Nowadays, you do not require to inform me two times about enjoying a show with Pedro Pascal, but in The Last of Us, the magic comes from having Pascal and Bella Ramsey( Video Game of Thrones) onscreen together. And it’ll be interesting to see once the program airs this Sunday on HBO since, obviously, Sunday-night shows on HBO is incredible. But prior to you get to enjoy Pascal and Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, there are plenty of other offerings worth having a look at this weekend.
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Available to stream on Netflix.
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Readily available to watch on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
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Offered to stream on Peacock.
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Offered to stream on HBO Max.
Also read our streaming suggestions from the weekend of January 6. Vulture’s next list of weekend streaming picks goes online Friday, January 20.