There’s a reason the UK import It’s A Sin has a 100-percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes (at least as of this writing).
The miniseries from Russell T Davies, the writer and creator of Queer As Folk, brings to life the AIDS crisis of the 1980s through the eyes of relatable, fun-loving characters who have little to no idea what devastation’s headed their way.
It’s similar to the bittersweet beginnings of Titanic when you’re wishing for history to somehow, mercifully, be rewritten.
Led by Olly Alexandar (pictured above, center) and more recognizable faces to US audiences such as Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry, it will definitely give you flashbacks to your own formative years after high school.
As an audience, knowing what’s coming makes the first episode a rather devastating viewing experience, which of course can never compare to what people actually went through in the early years of the global epidemic.
But it’s a story that needs to be told. Over and over again.
We watched the first two episodes this week and we can’t shake the memories of some scenes even days later.
It’s A Sin debuts today on HBO Max and it’s worth every penny of the subscription price. Watch the trailer below and we’ll let the show speak for itself when you hit play on your streaming device.
Just be prepared to get angry. Sad. And even horny if you don’t feel too guilty.
But like all bad things in the world (and life), there’s always hope at the end.
It’s A SinPhoto courtesy of Red Production Company