We have seen chaotic scenarios for humanity in countless movies, series, books and novels. In the case of the series The Last of Us It seems that in this third episode (“One More Good Day”) the level of violence that any viewer of an action series in which weapons, blood, violence and viciousness could be seen was exceeded; We saw a couple of two men who are in a romantic relationship.
The reactions were diverse, there is a group that supports the exposure of these issues and the visibility of same-sex couples who struggle in the midst of adversity. We could be living our own “zombie apocalypse” and the story of “Bill” (Nick Offerman) and “Frank” (Murray Bartlett) may be being replicated in many places where hope is just an illusion; with the military invasion in Ukraine, the thousands of displaced people from Venezuela, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa. Are there not same-sex couples who are trying to survive a world that is falling apart before their eyes?; That is to say, two women are not going to seek to survive because of their homosexual condition?
The series portrays how in the midst of this “end of the world” stochastically finds love and a way to survive together against the threat that presents itself. Isn’t that the case in the fight for the rights of sexual diversity in Mexico and in many other countries? our countries every day?
Aren’t there same-sex couples trying to survive a world that is falling apart before their eyes?
For 40 minutes we are shown how two men meet and build a relationship, a life and they portray, in a very Hollywood way, a gay lifestyle at the end of the world, which they crown with their loyalty, trust and love during the 15 years that the entire episode recaps.
There are currently 30,468 people who disagree with the episode and have rated it with the worst possible rating on the IMDB platform, all with the aim of making their discontent noticeable, while the first episodes that enjoy ratings higher than 9/10, but how could we imagine that an action series could portray a gay couple fighting and being more than just a cliché.
The series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey is a guaranteed success for the rest of the season and the second that is already confirmed, because beyond the scientific premise of the deadly threat of fungi that have mutated, they continue to open conversations that seem more viral. (and lethal) than a science fiction disease.