'It’s a Sin' review: London calls, and a generation faces the AIDS crisis head-on. It's the best thing I’ve seen this year.

Already a smash in Britain, the five-episode limited series “It’s a Sin” is now streaming on HBO Max. It’s a marvel. The story explores 10 years among a tight-knit group of young adults, mostly gay men, who meet in London in 1981. The city shines with sensual promise, like a revved-up combination of a magical forest out of Shakespeare and a never-ending coming-out party. Series creator Russell T Davies, who wrote the original Manchester, England-set 1999-2000 series “Queer as Folk,” introduces his characters at the cruel, governmentally ignored dawn of the AIDS epidemic. We get to know them as…

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