Okay, I'm gonna start with this one just in case you've opened on this list out of curiosity and haven't actually watched the show yet.
In a nutshell, The Last of Us follows Joel and Ellie in dystopian America after a fungus erodes humanity as we know it. Stoic Joel reluctantly ends up in charge of smuggling 14-year-old Ellie to a faraway facility where she may be able to help restore civilization to what it once was.
It's not your standard zombie fare — in fact, the creatures stalking Joel and Ellie are technically still living beings. A fungus known as cordyceps has taken over the living host, and that fungus's only desire is to spread.
There are multiple different variations of these fungus-filled humans, known as the Infected. As the fungus progresses within their bodies, the human hosts transform, ultimately ending up as horrifying monsters with mushroom-like heads.
It's said that in the first stage of the infection, the hosts are awake enough to understand that they're not in control of their bodies, and can be heard wailing in pain or seeming to consider the actions somewhat. A horrifying and original premise to the standard undead, brainless, shambling zombies we're used to, the different types of the Infected will certainly keep Joel and Ellie busy.
With strong, emotive storylines, well-fleshed-out back stories, and characters you truly root for, there's a reason why The Last Of Us is getting so much hype lately.