For the past two years we’ve had the joy that is Netflix’ Sex Education to get us through the bleak month that is January. Despite some false rumours season 3 of Sex Education being released in January 2021 we’ve had nothing and thanks to the pandemic we won’t have a new season for a while. But Channel 4’s new show, It’s A Sin, is here to save the day!
If you’re wondering “Should I watch It’s A Sin?” The answer is a huge YES. It’s perfect for those who love Sex Education. It’s funny, uplifting and so utterly heartbreaking. It’s the first must-watch of 2021.
What Is “It’s A Sin’ About?
It’s A Sin is multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies’ (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who) brand new 5-part drama which follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and charts the joy and heartbreak of a group of friends across a decade in which everything changed.
It’s 1981, the start of a new decade and Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin begin a new life in London. Strangers at first, these young lads, and their best friends Jill and Ash, find themselves thrown together, and soon share each other’s adventures. But a new virus is on the rise, and soon their lives will be tested in ways they never imagined. As the decade passes, and they grow up in the shadow of AIDS, they’re determined to live and love more fiercely than ever.
Here’s the trailer for It’s A Sin…
Why It’s A Sin Should Be Your Next Watch
It’s A Sin has a lot of similarities with Sex Education in that it’s a no holds barred look at the lives of a group of young people and tackles taboo subjects, in this case the prejudices that the gay community faced in the 1980’s and the AIDs epidemic. Although the show is heartbreaking its beautifully done and the importance of friendship and living life really shines through. The 80’s soundtrack is also incredible.
How To Watch It’s A Sin
It’s A Sin is currently airing on Channel 4 on Fridays at 9pm, but you can stream all 5 episodes on the Channel 4 player now for free.
Will you be watching It’s A Sin?