This series which has already made many spectators cry can be seen on television and streaming for free this week. And it only lasts five hours, ideal if you’re in a hurry!

Unanimously praised by critics, this English series released in 2021 is finally arriving unencrypted on television and on a free streaming platform in France. Lasting five episodes of approximately 45 minutes each, this moving fiction, which examines the dramas and lives of several characters, can be seen in just five hours. This is one of the programs not to be missed this week.

On the occasion of Sidaction’s 30th anniversary, France 2 is broadcasting It’s a Sin, already offered on Canal three years ago. Directed by Peter Hoar (Doctor Who, The Last of Us) and written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who), this fiction immerses spectators in the daily lives of Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin, three young boys who arrive in London in the 1990s. 1980 to begin their adult lives. But if they have dreams and ambitions, they will directly confront a new virus which is spreading in the homosexual community. If the series returns to the threat posed by HIV, it also focuses on the evolution of the protagonists, year after year, with their romantic or professional stories, but also those of their loved ones.

In the cast of It’s a sin, viewers will recognize Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta, The Hobbit) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I met your mother), while the main characters are played by singer Olly Alexander from the group Years and Years , Omari Douglas (Constellations), Lydia West (the series Years and Years this time) or even Callum Scott Howells (The Way).

At the time of its release in 2021, French critics were won over by It’s a sin. Le Parisien hailed “a flamboyant dive into the AIDS years in London” but also “the genius of the creator” who “gave life to a story full of nuances”, when Les Echos let itself be picked up by this “choral work which you embarks on an emotional roller coaster that is never tearful and often hilarious.” The specialized magazine Première praises an “astonishing accuracy”, and Le Monde salutes the “masterful way” in which British fiction evokes “the generation of young Britons cut down by HIV”.

The five episodes of It’s a sin can be seen on France 2 on March 18 and 19 from 9:10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on France 2. They are also put online on this date on the streaming platform Completely free, you just need to have an account to access the program.