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Fans of The Last of Us by no means dared to dream they’d ever get a live-action adaptation pretty much as good as what HBO has delivered. Chernobyl‘s Craig Mazin and game director Neil Druckmann have smartly adapted the post-apocalyptic action adventure into an episodic TV show, shearing away the stuff that only works in a game and cranking up the volume of minor stories.
By far the best example of this is episode 3 – “Long, Long Time” – which took a subplot so minor it’s doable to overlook it totally within the sport and made it the main target of the episode. This was the heartbreakingly tender love story between doomsday prepper Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett), with the pair realizing that merely surviving the apocalypse doesn’t imply a lot should you don’t stay life.
Everyone has been blown away by “Long, Long Time.” Well, virtually everybody. Homophobes are up in arms over the episode, taking to IMDb to assessment bomb it. Now, they’re taking purpose on the present’s stars. Yellowjackets‘ Melanie Lynskey will appear in episode four as Kathleen, described as the “ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement.” But to chuds online, she’s additionally a part of the… “homosexual agenda”. And she couldn’t be extra thrilled:
Seriously although, if the gay agenda is to prove note-perfect episodes of tv we’ll bear in mind for a protracted, very long time then we’re completely on board with it. Plus, if the worst folks on the web are mad about Bill and Frank, we await with bated breath their response to the characters coming in future seasons based mostly on The Last of Us Part II.
The Last of Us airs Sundays on HBO.