In my opinion, there is no such thing as a good miniseries. Instead of being subjected to face-worthy cliffhangers, spinoff shows, and year-long interruptions to your average TV show, a miniseries tells a completely serialized story that feels predetermined and fully realized. Since its genesis with ABC’s “The Winds of War” starring Robert Mitchum, countless limited series have been released, which is why I’m here to bring you the best of the best mini-series you should watch.
– “Guardians” (2019)
The best superhero series yet. Disney should just give up because nothing from the Mouse House will ever be as captivating, innovative, and rich in social commentary as this HBO production. It grabs you from the first frame and doesn’t let go until long after the credits roll. A true marvel of serialized storytelling. So, tick tock. Start watching.
– “Group of Brothers” (2001)
Heartbreaking, heroic and horrible. Based on the book by Stephen E. Ambrose, The Easy Company True Story is a groundbreaking television achievement that is essential viewing.
– “Show me a hero” (2015)
The most recent miniseries I watched. Oscar Isaac is on fire here as Mayor Nick Waciscko, the series’ tragic center, in one of his best performances yet. David Simon (of “The Wire” fame), Paul Haggis et co. took him out of the park by giving Waciscko a real arc of character that leans towards martyrdom but also humanism. The show offers greater reach outside of America’s youngest mayor because, to quote Simon, it portrays a “divided city that is crippled by both fear (of integration) and money (reviews of real estate) “. His angles for telling this true story are compassionate, scathing in his critique of the segregated community, and certainly humble.
– DUAL FUNCTION: “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018) & “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (2020)
From director Mike Flanagan, these are perhaps the scariest shows ever to be filmed, um, digital. His latest series, Midnight Mass, should also be on your radar.
– “I know it’s true” (2020)
A completely overwhelming and gripping miniseries featuring some of the most genuinely raw performances you’ve ever seen featuring Mark Ruffalo’s Golden Globe-winning performance as twins Domenico “Dominick” and Thomas Birdsey. Each episode will make you cry.
– “Not Orthodox” (2020)
One of the roughest, most touching tunes of TV you can find on Netflix. if Watchmen hadn’t been nominated for an Emmy’s last year, then Unorthodox would have swept all of the limited series awards, especially for the extraordinary performance of Shira Haas.
– “Easttown Mare” (2021)
Written and created for television by Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown is the best television series of 2021, to date. Starring Kate Winslet who won an emmy for her performance as Mare Sheeran this year, the miniseries tells a gripping redemption story about the titular detective of Easttown, a fictional suburb of Philadelphia, trying to find the light. in life when a young girl is murdered. Its seven episodes (all directed by Craig Zobel) absolutely captivated and messed me up throughout.
Here are some other great mini-series to check out:
– “Chernobyl” (2019)
– “Maniac” (2018)
– “Normal people” (2020)
– “The night of” (2016)
– “Big little lies” (2017-2019)
– “Generation Kill” (2008)
– “We are who we are” (2020)
– “When they see us” (2019)
– “Developers” (2020)
– DUAL FUNCTION: “The Night Manager” (2016) & “The Little Drummer Girl” (2018)
– “Escape to Dannemora” (2019)
– “11.22.63” (2016)