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Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves: The TV show you must not miss

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  1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 2 Dec 2013, 9:04am

    Jonas Gardell is just a beautiful person. He is so enormously friendly and human. Open about himself and his personal friend. So willing to help other people- whether they are gay or transgender ! He is a man of “Our United Gay World”. A real genius when it comes to render love to compassion to others. Sweden is very, very Gay- Friendly. And in this shining atmosphere, J. Gardell is a flawless diamond. The warmest gratitude to Jonas and Sweden ! ( Helge in Oslo, Norway )

  2. This drama is the best one I ever seen. Jonas Gardell is one of the few people in the world hwo kan make you cry from sorrow and smile with joy at the same time in the same sceene.

  3. This tv-show is amazing. I’ve seen it many times and I cry every time. I really want everyone to see it. You gonna love it. /Petra from Stockholm

  4. Totally love this! Jonas Gardell has a special talent of catching the difference between both happiness and sadness and balancing them well. It’s a very moving story and worth watching 100 times!

  5. I know this is off-topic, but I don’t know where else to post it: surely the news about Tom Daley reported by the BBC is worth a feature on Pinknews? Maybe I shouldn’t have been, but I was quite surprised by it!

  6. Helge Vladimir Tiller 2 Dec 2013, 9:54pm

    THANK YOU one more time, Sweden ! This TV show started on Norwegian Nrk today. Gave me both tears and a lot of memories ! —And even a stronger feeling of solidarity with people like myself- no matter where they live- in this hard world.

  7. So many great programmes are coming out of Scandinavia at the moment, from Denmark we have had Borgen and The Killing, the Danes and the Swedes both made The Bridge and Sweden made Wallander. Then I saw this and I thought it was brilliant too, very moving and profound.

    I think culturally the UK has much in common with Scandinavia that’s why their dramas have been such a hit over here.

  8. I only heard about this mini series a few hours before transmission. When i got home from work i set the DVR to record the series. I then ended up watching this first episode anyway…and so glad i did. I was hooked after just a few minutes even though the hospital scenes were brutality honest. Yes it has subtitles, but it kind of intensifies the subject matter even more, especially with the flashback and forward scenes in an age when no one really understood what was happening to guys suddenly falling ill ,as the two leading boyfriend roles find out with shocking reality. Catch it on IPlayer if you missed out.

  9. Typical BBC allocating this show to bbc4 instead of using it as a chance to raise awareness on bbc 1 or 2

    1. bbc won’t want to offend the religious extremists in the uk or hinder their favoured bias for the homophobic mob.

  10. Dillon the rabbit 11 Dec 2013, 4:44pm

    Sorry to say this but I thought it was hackneyed schlocky rubbish, the characters are totally 2 dimensional, the character progression is stilted and rather insulting to gay men and their actual struggle to come to terms with a progressive life threatening disease.

    1. I completely agree. It’s a brutal portrayal and soulless. I wish I hadn’t watched it.

      1. Soulless? Are you joking?

  11. I was quite chuffed when Simon Berger (Paul) favorited one of my tweets.

  12. Fantastic drama – touching yet not sentimental. It made me laugh and it made me cry. As a Mum of two teenage boys I cannot comprehend Benjamin’s parents’ reactions – I wanted to jump into the screen and hug him – tell him he was beautiful just as he is

  13. Very moving series so far, dreading the end. There but for fortune …

  14. Finally saw episode 3 – thought it all brilliant. Left me feeling empty and sad. I know that these were only actors but I would love to have belonged to a ‘family’ like that – but without the sadness of the death of young people, but not possible to avoid. I never had the courage in the 70s to be myself – still the case! But I would still like to have lived part of my life with someone I loved and who loved me – an old romantic!

  15. I absolutely loved it… but I cried so much, I could not stop…

  16. Heart-wrenchingly powerful but never sentimental, i was gripped from the very beginning. Without a shadow of doubt the finest movie in this genre and benefiting hugely from avoiding the more conventional A to Z narrative.

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