It’s a Sin | Episode 5 (Finale) 🏥 Discussion & Review Podcast

The unproduced 6th episode, self-denial, generational legacies, the nature of forgiveness, loveless households, the logic of shame, moralism, procrastination, and binge-watching are discussed in this podcast about the fifth episode, the finale, of It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies’ drama about HIV in 1980s England.

CREDITS:
Neo
Ingiga
Tomtit

0:00​ Intro & opening thoughts
3:49​ Ritchie’s speech about boys
8:43​ ‘The Boys’, Ritchie’s regression, & bifurcated family lives
16:43​ Ritchie’s parents, & Jill’s characterisation
33:01​ Ritchie’s endgame, & procrastination
36:19​ Forgiveness, religion, & Roscoe’s father
48:56​ Ash
50:52​ Jill & Valerie’s confrontation, & RTD’s theory on homophobia
1:07:12​ Moralism, RTD’s motivation, & gloopy tearjerkers
1:14:01​ RTD channelling his reality
1:23:51​ The unproduced 6th episode
1:36:52​ RTD’s portrayal of mothers
1:39:50​ The show’s genesis, format, & release
1:47:26​ Final thoughts, & thanks to the listeners

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