British five-part short series This is a sin that is being hailed by many critics as the best TV show of the year. Produced by Welsh screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davis, the series depicts the lives of gay men and their group of friends during the AIDS epidemic in the United Kingdom. The series has been praised by critics and audiences, for its writing, performance and sensitive take on the subject.
Ollie Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West, Nathaniel Curtis David Carlile, Keeley Hawes, Sean Dole, Tracy Ann Oberman, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry also star.
The reviews are positively glowing.
The series, which previously aired on Channel 4 and is now available to watch on HBO Max, traditionally has a 100 percent rating on Ratla Tomato. Critical consensus reads, “Inspired by exquisite artists, empirical writing and a distinct visual style, this is a sin an incredible might of small-screen magic.”
Ryan Lattanio of Indiewire wrote in his review, “As annoying as the moments on the show may be, it’s never an exhilarating watch, and it’s largely thanks to the cast.”
Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe said, “This is a serious survey, certainly, one that can serve as a brief introduction to a younger person. But it is for the pleasure and innocence of the men who come to the city Full of comedy and nostalgia. “
Dominic Patton of Deadline wrote, “In a portrait of genuine friendship through good and really bad, it is a sin that HBO Max could prove to be one of the best things ever.”