Review of When We Rise

Mondays, 9:00 PM ET on ABC

60 minutes

This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.
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Mar 11, 2017 4:31PM EST

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So much hype, so much talent, and,ultimately, so much disappointment.

There is a lot of important American history to be told here, history that has been hidden from the general public so making this worth watching should have been a priority. It feels like a punishment trying to watch this.

There was an odd quote by Dustin Lance Black before this aired, “I think a lot of people who voted for Donald Trump will love this show." The ratings continual droppage during the 4 night airing suggest s no one really loved it on most of the political spectrum.

I find it interesting that there a relatively few out gay actors in lead roles . The ones I recognised were relegated to small, barely seen roles.

There is a quote from the first part “I say we just get rid of all the heterosexuals. They're so boring.” Maybe that was the point all along. To prove that those in the LGBTQ community are just like everyone outside of it. Completely boring.


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