Friday, June 18, 2010

TV Meme Day 17: Mini-Series

Day 17 - Favorite mini series

I was worried about this question when I first looked at the meme. I don't watch a lot of mini serieses. Series'. Whatever. I thought I was going to have to use Battlestar: Galactica, and that felt like a cop-out. Then yesterday, while trying to figure out how to work a blog entry, I flashed to the fact that Angels in America was, in fact, a mini series.

When AiA first aired, I didn't have HBO. And my friends were raving about this mini series called Angels in America, and how they were looking forward to the next part. I had no idea really what it was about, who was in it, anything. But I trusted the taste of these friends, and I really really wanted to see it.

It wasn't until after it came out on DVD that I got to watch it, at my best friend's house. That she loved this movie as much as she did is a true testament to how freaking incredible the movie is. This isn't the blog for me to go into this story, but her absolute adoration of the movie just touched my heart like you wouldn't believe.

This movie is so beautiful. Visually, cast wise, the dialogue. I cannot imagine having to watch it during the original airing, and having to wait between each installment.
And my favorite actors are not even the huge names, Meryl Streep and Al Pacino. I adore Justin Kirk in the role of Prior Walter. He brought so much realism to the role, and my heart pretty much bled like a stuck pig for him.
Even more than him, my favorite character is Harper, played by Mary-Louise Parker. She really does get all of the best lines in the movie, and all of her scenes are utterly surreal. She's the most fun to watch on the screen.

Both of those characters manipulate my emotions throughout the movie. Everything I feel directly swirls around how they are feeling. Needless to say, I get some real heart spasms.
Emma Thompson as the Angel? We don't even need to discuss it. Perfection, and beauty.

I bought the screenplay book from Amazon, and read it while laying on the beach. I was thrilled to see how well the movie followed the stage directions. I thought it was done to perfection.

I need to own this. The best friend still owns it. I really need to borrow it from her ASAP.

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