The beauty of Angels

There’s this powerful and yet beautiful mini-series from  2004 known as “Angels in America” which has a small army of talent with the likes of Meryl Streep,  Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Jeffrey Wright, Mary Louise-Parker and Justin Kirk.

It centers on the AIDS epidemic in the US during the 80s. This show is like watching art in its finest. Originally a play by Tony Kushner,  Mike Nichols has worked wonders to roll this out as a mini series that still holds all the power of the play’s script.

Even though Al Pacino and Meryl Streep are flawless in their roles I found the more powerful performances came from Justin Kirk and Ben Shenkman as they deal directly with the symptoms of having AIDS and being in a relationship with someone who is dying.

This show isn’t about getting angry, or educating nor is about gay rights or understanding what AIDS is. It is primarily about capturing the human spirit in all its forms…. and boy does it do just that! Words and imagery from this will linger in your mind for days.

"This is the threshold of revelations"

This challenges the viewer and yet leaves you smiling with a sense of hope at the end.

I love this master piece and I reccommend to everyone!

Correcto. Ice and snow, no Eskimo. Even hallucinations have laws.

Go watch and enjoy!


One Response to “The beauty of Angels”

  1. Thank you. I don’t think I have ever heard about this.
    I hardly watch series, but this one could be something I could like.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: