The Last of Us is another HBO smash hit and has been the best adaptation of a video game ever. Neil Druckmann's writing has been beloved by video game fans for years, and his partnership with Chernobyl's Craig Mazin has shown to be a winning combo for HBO.
One of the best features of the show is not only its incredible acting and storytelling but the LGBTQ+ representation that's been woven into the story. This is not new to The Last of Us franchise, as fans of the game will realize this was always engrained into characters like Ellie and Bill, though the delivery from the show just hits differently.
When Twitter fingers get a little too crazy with these trolls, the "Gay Army" will have something to say.
This right here is why representation matters.
When all else fails, get the tears going.
Sometimes, it's this simple.
Oh, they ate well and will continue to do so as long as the series goes on.
It can't be reiterated enough how important queer representation is.
It's giving... giving.
It's got it all.
Nothing better than a show that fills the heart.
The relationships in the show are definitely the highlight for me as well.
Glad this person's "Gaydar" is working again.
I agree, Episode 3 is still my favorite, but 7 isn't too far behind as far as flashback eps.
Love will always survive in an apocalypse; now, whether the characters do is another thing entirely.
This show captures audiences with its incredible storytelling whether you like zombies or not.
It made my straight heart sad as well.
Definitely one of the best portrayals I've seen as well.
I remember when going on a date to the mall as a kid meant something, and apparently, it still does in the post-apocalypse world as well.