The heart breaks while tempers violently flare in HBO's The Normal Heart (Sunday, 9/8c), Ryan Murphy's emotionally and politically explosive film version of Larry Kramer's provocative stage drama about the early response, within and outside the gay community, to the '80s AIDS crisis.
Teeming with anger, sorrow, passion and purpose, this powerful and harrowing movie is part tragic love story in plague times, part agitprop manifesto and tribute to tireless activism. "We're not yelling loud enough!" bellows Ned Weeks (an engagingly abrasive Mark Ruffalo), the story's pushy moral conscience, a belligerent scold who refuses to play nice when so many lives are at stake.
Every hero has a dark side on Fox's Gang Related.
This gritty drama, from the Fast and the Furious franchise scribe Chris Morgan, tells the story ofthe
LAPD's elite gang task force. The Wire's Ramon Rodriguez stars as Ryan Lopez, a rising star who's also a mole for drug kingpin Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis).
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At the end of the first episode of Fox's new drama Gang Related (Thursday, 9/8c), viewers may be left wondering whether they should actually be rooting for the main character, Det. Ryan Lopez, according to star Ramon Rodriguez.
"In the pilot, something very dramatic happens early on," Rodriguez tells TVGuide.com. "I think people will question, is he a good person? Is this a good guy? But...
Terry O'Quinn is accustomed to playing characters who live in a moral gray area (or smoky black area, as the case was on Lost). But on the new Fox drama Gang Related, O'Quinn's character doesn't even realize how murky the waters he inhabits really are.
Which side is he really on? That's the burning question viewers will be asking about Ryan Lopez ( The Wire's Ramon Rodriguez), the central figure of Fox's gritty new cop drama Gang Related.
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