Right now, it seems that no matter where you turn, Pedro Pascal lurks around the corner. Whether it's a TikTok edit, news article, late-night television appearance, or his latest role in a television show, he truly has taken over the internet. While he has been in the acting scene for quite some time, his latest role in The Last of Us, combined with the popularity of a recent TikTok edit of him, has skyrocketed his fame to a whole new level. However, I feel that this rise to fame is long overdue.
Game of Thrones
I still remember the night of May 19, 2019. Sitting in my living room, as I awaited the grand finale of what had been the greatest show I had ever seen, Game of Thrones. A show with so much complexity, grandeur, and heart that had amassed millions of fans in its 8 season run. I still remember the feeling I had once the credits began to roll. I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy. I wasn't alone in my disappointment as millions of other GOT fans took to the internet to vent. The series finale left such a sour taste in many fans' mouths that just 2 years after that, it held such a little grip on pop culture discourse. A show that brought in 18.4 million live viewers for its finale had seemingly disappeared from people's minds