Thursday, March 2, 2017

When We Rise

When We Rise is an ABC miniseries that chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs, and triumphs of a diverse group of LGBT individuals who helped pioneer an offshoot of the Civil Rights Movement from its infancy in the 20th century to the successes of today. 

I'll be honest, I didn't expect to like this but I watched episode one last night and thought it was really good. I look forward to the rest of the miniseries. I grew up in the eighties and nineties when it was the era of the epic miniseries, but miniserieses seem to have gone out of fashion. I'm glad ABC is showing this one. It seems to have nearly every out actor in Hollywood in it. 

If you missed this miniseries, it can be found on DailyMotion and ABC On Demand. I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

JiEL said...

I too saw this first episode and is recording the other ones.
Recording enables me to skip the adds. Too many adds that are 40min on a 120min episode.

But the most important is that is a GOOD «mini serie» and a nice historical one even if it's a bit in drama characters.

As a Canadian, it helps me to understand every struggles that LGBT USA communities were going thru to achieve the recognition of simple «human rights».
A quest that ressembles the one of black people in USA.

What I noticed, and it's not new to me, is the violence and hate that straight people were doing against gays. This is all according to your religious and extremist right wing in USA society. Mostly coming from the Bible Belt and redneck states.

Up here in Canada and Montreal in the 70's, we had few riots but not with such hatred and violence. Soon our federal gouvernement, with Pierre Elliot Trudeau, did some debates and ended with the conclusion that the gouvernement had NOTHING to do in the bedrooms of the population and their way of living.

It leaded to our «Canadian Chart of Rights and Liberties» that is protecting ALL our freedom no matter our race,religion, sex etc..

In the years after, LGBT of Canada did gain the right to marry and to have and adopt children. We didn't have to fight and manifest in violent ways to convince our leader to give us those rights.

Our Confederation is different then your Constitution which makes it easier to achieve social consensuses so that everyone can be accepted and be fully recognize as citizens of Canada with full rights.

Now that you've elected this «narrow minded» Trumpty Dumpty president and that his office is filled, by him, with bigot ministers, again your gains of LGBT rights are in jeopardy. It's like a never ending story or a «cha-cha» dance: one step forward, two step backward......

PS- I like mini series because they have an end.
I love Game of Thrones, to make an example, but it is too long before it wraps up.
In another one, Looking was too short and the ending was nice but let me on my thirst.
With «This is Us» I'm really addicted and I love that serie hoping to see the end of it but not too soon, I hope. Must admit that I shred some tears after almost every episodes to tell you how heartbreaking this show is.