Bostonians Poke Fun At 'The Last Of Us' Backdrop Set '10 Miles From Boston'

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you're from the Greater Boston Area and were watching the latest episode of HBO's "The Last Of Us" on Sunday, odds are you noticed something funny about one scene's backdrop. Supposedly set in Lincoln, the wide shot depicts mountainous terrain with a flowing river nestled between slabs of rock— looking more like something straight from the Rocky Mountains.

WBZ's James Rojas asked Bostonians who watched the show for their thoughts on the creative liberties taken by the showrunners.

"There's nothing close to that—you'll get a little bit of hills but not much. It's not that mountainous there," said one resident.

"That's really stretching it too far," said another.

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The inconsistencies with the local geography do not end there either, in that same episode a man turns on his utilities in Lincoln from a power plant in New Bedford, a city that sits over 70 miles away. In previous episodes, the Massachusetts Statehouse can be seen with a long avenue leading up to it, though in reality nothing of the sort exists apart from Boston Common.

But many Boston fans were said they were willing to give "Last Of Us" a pass.

"They always take liberties with that, so it's not a big deal. It's entertaining, the writing in that, the storyline, that's where it captures me," said one Bostonian.

"The Last Of Us" is a show based on an action-adventure horror survival video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Playstation Studios.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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