Adapting films for TV doesn’t simply allow storytellers to work with a broader canvas - it also gives them the opportunity to fix plot points that may not have worked in the film version of the story, going into detail about plot points that were glossed over and giving underdeveloped characters the adequate amount of screen time the second time around.

"No!—I’ve had over forty treatments. No!—I’ve had three, no four different types of chemo. No!—I’ve had interferon, a couple kinds. I’ve had two different experimentals. Emma has spent more time on me than anyone else.And it hasn’t done a thing! You cannot force the goddamn sun to come out."

- Felix Turner (The Normal Heart)

Matt Bomer’s performance was exceptional. One of the best portrayals of the human face of AIDS that has ever been done by an actor.