Renowned horror novelist Stephen King has taken to social media to express his discontent with the latest episode of "The Last Of Us" series. The episode in question, titled "Long, Long Time", features a love story between two new characters, Bill and Frank, played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett.
However, it is the geographical location depicted in the episode that has caused controversy. King took to Twitter to point out the error, writing, "THE LAST OF US. Episode 3: Do you really want to tell me that’s 10 miles west of Boston?" The text displayed on the screen during the episode explains that the characters are about 10 miles west of Boston, yet the surrounding area depicted includes a scenic mountain range which is not present in the real-life location.
Geographical Discrepancy Causes Confusion
King's tweet reflects the confusion felt by many viewers and fans, who were unable to reconcile the text displayed on the screen with the actual appearance of the area depicted.
Due to this discrepancy between the text and the visual representation in the series, one has to question the accuracy and attention to detail of the series as a whole.
THE LAST OF US. Episode 3: Do you really want to tell me that’s 10 miles west of Boston? — Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 31, 2023
Deviation from the Plot Draws Criticism
In addition to the geographical error, the episode deviated from the original plot of the game, on which the series is based.
The episode was criticized by fans for being too far removed from the main storyline, which focuses on the characters Joel and Ellie, played by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
Episode Focuses on Controversial Romance
"Long, Long Time" also generated a significant amount of negative feedback for its depiction of a same-s*x couple.
Despite this, the episode was widely watched and remains a topic of discussion among fans of the series. Stephen King's criticism of the latest episode of "The Last Of Us" series highlights the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in television and film adaptations.
While the episode was undoubtedly popular, it remains a controversial topic due to its deviation from the original plot and its depiction of a same-s*x couple.