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Old 02-16-2017, 01:06 AM
 
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Does anyone else plan to watch this?


When We Rise: The Epic Mini-Series Premieres February 27 on ABC! | ABC Updates
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:08 AM
 
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Great show! I'm looking forward to the next episode. It was a historical drama about LGBT rights in America. Did anyone here watch?
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:16 AM
 
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I've got tonight recorded. We'll probably watch the series in a couple mini-binges.
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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I watched it. I liked it. I'll be going back for more.
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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I watched it last night. What caught my attention is the film footage of 1971 era which took me back to my teenage years.. so the sentimentality caught me. it reminded me of the show Qu-eer As Folk but not as graphic, (nice story line where you cared for the characters).. but still for ABC to show even what they did show was pretty racy. So im going to keep watching, the next 4 episodes. I liked it.

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:18 AM
 
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I watched it last night. What caught my attention is the film footage of 1971 era which took me back to my teenage years.. so the sentimentality caught me. it reminded me of the show Qu-eer As Folk but not as graphic, (nice story line where you cared for the characters).. but still for ABC to show even what they did show was pretty racy. So im going to keep watching, the next 4 episodes. I liked it.
ABC has some pretty racy shows. I read an interview with the creator, who said he chose ABC instead of HBO or Showtime since ABC is what all the conservstive Christians in Texas watch. He did not want his show to be " preaching do the choir." While reading that, I was just thinking "have you watched ABC lately?" Most of their shows are not that conservative, lots of sex and violence.
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Old 02-28-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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I read an interview with the creator, who said he chose ABC instead of HBO or Showtime since ABC is what all the conservstive Christians in Texas watch. He did not want his show to be " preaching do the choir."
I think that's a bunch of bs. He wants his show to be watched period. The choir is his primary target because nobody has to watch it. He put it on ABC because its a free channel and way more tv viewers have access to ABC than they do HBO or Showtime.
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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My BF thinks it's unrealistic. We're a gay couple in our 20's. How was it during the 70's in California?
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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Powerful story. Wife & I started watching, and next thing we knew, two hours had passed. Well acted, great story, riveting.

It's about the birth of the gay rights movement (LGBT). Starts in the 70's, and based on the previews at the end, goes all the way to the present day (or close to it).

Makes you realize how far we've come, and yet how far we still have to go.

Not sure how many episodes there are (quick wiki visit...), ok, it's 8 hours, all broadcast this week, over various nights.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:35 PM
 
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My BF thinks it's unrealistic. We're a gay couple in our 20's. How was it during the 70's in California?
All the characters in the show are real people that the creator personally met with to learn their stories while doing research for the miniseries. He sought out real people because he wanted to tell real stories. As with anything that is based on true stories, I'm sure some liberties were taken, but I doubt he created unrealistic stories considering the real people will be watching.
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