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Angels in America

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 6
User ratings: 24,287
Average rating: 8.3

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

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Season 1


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Millennium Approaches: Bad News
Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to his mother.
User ratings: 432
Average rating: 8.4
Millennium Approaches: In Vitro
Cohn is diagnosed with AIDS. He pushes Joe to take the job in Washington so he can help Cohn keep his job. Prior becomes more sick and goes to the hospital, Louis can't handle being there for him so he leaves him. Joe comes out to his mother and wife as being a homosexual.
User ratings: 68
Average rating: 8.2
Millennium Approaches: The Messenger
Cohn tells Joe how he was responsible for having the Rosenbergs - an American couple suspected of being Soviet espionage agents - executed. Fantasy begins to seep into reality when, soon after, a dead Ethel Rosenberg appears to Cohn and as classic retribution, making fun of his slow death. Joe sees Louis in Central Park at night and he touches Louis' face. The Angel crashes through the ceiling and tells Prior there is work to be done.
User ratings: 90
Average rating: 8.1
Perestroika: Stop Moving!
Louis, having forsaken his dying lover, Prior, returns to his apartment with the married lawyer, Joe, in tow. Cohn's doctor admits him to the hospital. Once there, Cohn meets Nurse Norman "Belize" Arriaga - a drag queen who also happens to be Prior's good friend. Although Belize despises Cohn for his belligerence and narrow-mindedness, he educates the vitriolic Cohn about life in the hospital. Amazingly, Cohn is more upset that his hospital room telephone doesn't have a "hold" button than the fact that he has AIDS. Late at night, as Cohn demands his own supply of AZT - a drug unavailable to most.
User ratings: 98
Average rating: 7.9
Perestroika: Beyond Nelly
Joe's mother, Hannah Pitt, has come all the way from Utah to see her son, who revealed the truth to her in a phone call days earlier. Having gotten lost in the homeless person riddled streets of the Bronx, she finally arrives at the Mormon Visitors' Center. Louis and Joe meet again on a nearby beach. Later, Louis meets up with Prior at Washington Square Park. Meanwhile at the hospital, Cohn, who is high on morphine, has an interesting conversation with the perceptive Nurse Belize. It leaves Cohn with the belief that Belize is the Angel of Death, so he asks him what Heaven looks like.
User ratings: 95
Average rating: 7.9
Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven
In the final chapter, Prior is accompanied to the hospital by Joe's mother, Hannah. Joe's mother is tremendously compassionate, and quick with a response. Harper finally leaves Joe, and she flies to San Francisco. Four years later, Louis, Belize, Prior and Hannah meet up at the Bethesda fountain in Central Park, and they share their dreams of a world where hypocrisy is dead, and where the will to live is strengthened by love and tolerance.
User ratings: 98
Average rating: 8.0
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