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‘The Last of Us’ Star Pedro Pascal Has Such an Insane A-Game He’s Never Been Part of a Show Rated Below 89%

'The Last of Us' Star Pedro Pascal Has Such an Insane A-Game He's Never Been Part of a Show Rated Below 89%

What does Pedro Pascal have that the rest of the industry does not? An affability to his nature, a quiet, disarming charm, and the ability to set alight and dominate every scene that he steps into – whether as the ever-swaggering bi-icon Oberyn Martell or as a broken and tragic Joel. Ever since his acclaimed stay at Game of Thrones, the Chilean-American actor has singlehandedly defied and challenged Hollywood by giving it tough competition to stay afloat in an era ruled by direct-to-streaming releases.

A major contributor to streaming platforms, Pedro Pascal has subsequently become not only an instant powerhouse whose name spells success, but also a people’s actor in that there is hardly any sane person who will voluntarily choose to turn down a show starring the said actor.

Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal

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Pedro Pascal Establishes a Genre-Defying Hierarchy

The Last of Us only proves what Game of Thrones and Narcos did over the course of the past decade, that is to say, the audience can never have enough of Pedro Pascal. There is an inherent quality to the actor’s persona, almost as if he is attuned to the emotions of every individual fan, and delivers a performance that, in its totality, manages to knock the breath out of the collective fandom once he’s done with the role.

Pedro Pascal becomes the internet's latest obsession
Pedro Pascal becomes the internet’s latest obsession

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As such, an introspection was rightly conducted by the film critic website, Rotten Tomatoes, to look into the genre-expansive resume of the actor and come to the conclusion that he is incapable of delivering a below-par experience. Every series that Pascal has starred in beginning with the epic fantasy adaptations of the literary works of George R.R. Martin to the live-action adaptation of one of the most beloved video games in the world – each has been an absolute stunner in their own right and the epitome of creativity in their respective genres.

Pedro Pascal Becomes a Trendsetter at Rotten Tomatoes

Game of ThronesNarcos, The Mandalorian, and The Last of Us – each have one subject in common among them, other than being successful series adaptations of pre-existing arcs and stories. It’s the glaringly obvious sight of Pedro Pascal stepping from one scene to the next, and enveloping the atmosphere of each story with his inimitable and addictive presence that has now established these projects as markers of definite success.

Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones
Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones

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With ratings ranging from 89-97%, the aforementioned shows have recently become a talking point for not accumulating ratings below a “fresh” 89, a record now being attributed to Pascal (and rightfully so). Whether it’s the unusually likable Red Viper of Dorne or the skilled detective and investigator Javier Peña, these roles inherently belong to and are owned by Pedro Pascal and will continue to remain so, irrespective of whether they are picked up for reboots and reiterations in subsequent future adaptations.

The Last of Us is currently available for streaming at HBO Max.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.