It's a Sin: here's how everyone is reacting to Russell T Davies' new drama

Daniella Scott
·3-min read
Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Cosmopolitan

Clearly, we're all completely obsessed with Russell T Davies' new drama It's a Sin. Since its release over the weekend the five-part mini series has received huge praise, and completely taken Twitter by storm.

If you haven't seen it yet (or just can't get enough) the series synopsis reads; "It's 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie (Olly Alexander), Roscoe (Omari Douglas) and Colin (Callum Scott Howells) begin a new life in London. Strangers at first, these young gay lads, and their best friend Jill, find themselves thrown together, and soon share each other’s adventures. But a new virus is on the rise, and soon their lives will be tested in ways they never imagined. As the decade passes, and they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they’re determined to live and love more fiercely than ever."

Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander heads up the cast as Ritchie, alongside Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West. The supporting line-up also features some pretty big names including Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes and Stephen Fry.

In a matter of days the show has completely captivated viewers, not just for the writing and acting performances, but also for its empowering, educational and honest portrayal of LGBTQ+ history and the Aids crisis in the UK.

People also hoped it might encourage further education and change.

Lots of us got literal headaches from all the crying.

Overall, we just loved it.

All episodes of It's a Sin are available to watch now on All 4.

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