Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

Angels in America

This was really more a great play than a great TV show — Mike Nichols' six-hour adaptation of the Tony Kushner AIDS epic didn't add to Kushner's masterpiece so much as preserve it. But that was good enough. An outstanding cast — from Al Pacino and Meryl Streep down to the unknowns — captured the anger, hope and generosity of this sprawling play of ideas. (HBO)