Fans of “The Last of Us” were left in tears as they watched the developing love story between Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) unfold on their screens. The third episode of the series, titled “Long Long Time,” was a huge success, with 6.4 million viewers tuning in on Sunday night. This represents a 12% increase over last week, making it the second-most watched series premiere on HBO in the last ten years.
Critics and fans alike have praised “The Last of Us” for its heartwarming and touching portrayal of a queer love story. In the episode, viewers witnessed the characters navigate the ups and downs of their relationship, leaving a lasting impression on those who tuned in. The emotional impact of the episode was felt across the country, as Spotify reported a 4,900% surge in US streams of Linda Ronstadt’s “Long, Long Time” between 11 p.m. and midnight ET on the night of the episode’s airing.
“The Last of Us” has quickly become one of the most talked-about series of the year, with viewers eagerly anticipating each new episode. With its powerful and beautiful love story, it is no wonder that the series is being hailed as “one of the most beautiful queer love stories of our time.”
So if you haven’t yet tuned in, now is the perfect time to catch up on “The Last of Us” and join the millions of viewers who have fallen in love with this heartwarming and thought-provoking series.