Thinking you want to watch some TV… But not too much TV? I’ve rounded up 12 mini-series that movie buffs consider to be their favorite mini-series of all time. They’re perfect for binge watching or getting into without a multi-season commitment.
Plus, let’s be honest, most of the time a mini-series is way better quality than a longer-running show!
I’ll admit that I hadn’t really heard much about Godless but after seeing TV buffs praise the series I’m definitely going to check it out. Set in the 1880s, some criminals on the run find themselves in a New Mexico mining town that’s almost entirely made up of women and children.
The Queen’s Gambit
It’s pretty hard not to talk about fan favorite mini-series options without including The Queen’s Gambit! When it was released on Netflix this show became a sensation virtually overnight. And with good reason; it’s well written, interesting, perfectly paced, and the aesthetic is fantastic.
A psychological black comedy mini-series starring Jonah Hill? Do go on. Miracle about a couple of people who are participating in a “miracle” drug trial, but as you might have guessed, things don’t go as planned.
Super weird, all 10 episodes feel like a rollercoaster (in the best way).
Another one of my personal favorite mini-series of all time and a fan favorite across the internet, if you haven’t watched Chernobyl by now it’s time to seriously reconsider your life choices.
The Haunting of Hill House
If you like scary shows you’re going to love this horror mini-series. Although the director recently released another show called The Fall of the House of Usher, most fans agree that The Haunting of Hill House is still better (and more terrifying).
Based on the memoir written by Molly Smith Metzler, Maid is a limited run series about a single mom who works as a housecleaner to escape her abusive marriage. While it’s a great story on its own, the fact that Maid is based on true events makes it that much more gripping and emotional.
Tales From the Loop
OK this is one I stubbornly refuse to watch on a personal level because my son auditioned for a role and didn’t get it, but apparently it’s very good. Especially if you’re a sci-fi fan!
Since I can’t comment, I’ll let the show’s fans rave about this unique series. “So interesting. So slow yet somehow still good. Very unique.” one said. Another lauded the soundtrack, calling it “beautiful”.
The Night Of
The Night Of was HBO’s version of the BBC series Criminal Justice and they certainly did it justice with this adaptation. It starts with a college student who spends the night with a woman only to wake up to her being murdered.
The rest of the series plays out following the aftermath of this event, including how it affects the main character (who, as you might have guessed, is the prime suspect.)
Everyone is talking about Netflix’s new limited run show: Beef. It’s quickly become a hit, with folks already saying it’s their favorite mini-series ever made. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out; it’s funny, a little dark, and captures some complex emotions in a way that few shows manage to pull off.
Band of Brothers
One of the oldest mini-series options on this list, Band of Brothers was part of the earlier days of HBO programming. It’s often considered to be one of the best shows of all time, or at the very least best World War 2 show out there.
It’s also entirely based on true events!
Based on the book of the same name (by author Gillian Flynn who wrote Gone Girl), Sharp Objects was a limited run HBO series about an alcoholic reporter who’s just been discharged from a psychiatric hospital who returns to her homework to cover the murders of two young girls.
Not only do TV buffs love it but critics too; Sharp Objects was nominated for eight Emmy Awards.
So much praise online for ZeroZeroZero, a show you’ve probably never heard of. It’s an Italian crime drama series that follows a cocaine shipment from the moment of purchase to delivery.
“More people need to watch this. I LOVED IT!” one comment said. Another replied that they “still think about ZeroZeroZero long after watching it”. Now those are some positive reviews!
Critics Agree: These 12 TV Shows Are the Absolute Worst
What’s the worst show you’ve ever watched? Not just a bad show. Not a show you found boring, or didn’t like, or couldn’t get into. I mean the worst of the worst.
If you’re critical (like I am), it can be hard to narrow down the list, so I pulled some fantastic fan suggestions for this one instead.
19 Hyped-Up Movies That Were Actually Terrible
So, you know how there’s always this buzz around those hyped-up movies, right? Like, the ones that everyone’s talking about, the trailers that give you goosebumps, and the anticipation that’s through the roof?
Yeah, those. But here’s the kicker- sometimes, they turn out to be total duds.
Prepare to Ugly Cry: Here Are the 12 Saddest Movies of All Time
Get the tissues ready (you’re going to need them) because we tracked down fan answers to “what is the saddest movie you have ever seen?” and there’s some real tear-jerkers on this list.
Apparently we love sad movies because there were so many suggestions out there that it was hard to narrow down this list to only 12. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, either. Some of these films are so depressing that you might just regret ever watching them. Put on one of these movies the next time you’re in need of a good cry!
No More Cliffhangers: 21 Shows on Netflix That Actually Finish Their Stories
Are you in the mood for a lazy day and some binge-watching? There’s nothing better than winding down with a couple episodes of your favorite television show. But with so many options out there, where should you start?
12 TV Shows That Stopped Being Great After Only One Season
It’s not unusual for shows to eventually go downhill or for them to be bad from the start and get worse, but these TV shows stopped being great after only one season. No more, no less.
That’s not to say these shows aren’t worth watching (at least some of them) but if you’re thinking of checking some of them out it might be a good idea to quit after season 1!