20 Television Mini-Series You Can Complete This Weekend


With more time to play and you’re feeling overwhelmed by the volume of content that is available on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar. We suggest that you go through an amazing mini-series online some days rather than watching a lot of TV because it can have an effect on your sleep patterns. You’ll become engrossed by the plot and may not be able to put down”Next Episode” or the “Next Episode” button, but you’ll be glad. A majority of the series listed below can be watched in a binge following your departure from work , and before going to bed because they offer the capacity of 8 episodes, and not more than one season.

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1. The Night Of

The tv show is an eight-episode series that follows the probe and the trial for a teenage white girl’s death, with the primary suspect being a Pakistani-American teenager.

Yes, the mini-series has just four episodes. However, the four hours are amazing that we could not leave them off our list. Nasir Khan who is who is played by Riz Ahmed is a homicide detective who is caught at the center of an murder investigation. It’s not clear whether he’s the culprit however, in all honesty we’re not worried whether they reveal the truth at the final. The focus of the series is the investigation and the subsequent legal process. John Turturro plays a street clever lawyer who is determined to assist Nasir and his performance is excellent as always. Overall The Night Of on HBO The Night Of is a excellent crime drama that explores the law and order issue and race in America. The show is available on the streaming service Disney+Hotstar.

2. John Adams

A mini-series of seven parts based in John Adams, one of the the Founding Fathers of America. This enchanting mini-series that is based on David McCullough’s Pulitzer-winning biography tells the story of the Founding Father John Adams, beginning with the Boston Massacre of 1770 and following his tenure as ambassador to Europe as well as vice president as well as president of the United States, until his death on July 4, 1826. Another proof of the reason why Paul Giamatti is one of the most gifted actors of the present.

3. The Pacific

The three American Marines’ tales are interspersed throughout the Allies fighting with Japanese Japanese during the Pacific during WWII. From the first battles they engaged in during the battle of Guadalcanal until the eventual return of them to American homeland after Victory Over Japan Day, this miniseries of 10 episodes recounts the tales of US Marines Sledge Leckie, Sledge and Basilone. This mini-series was produced by the same crew who produced the iconic Band of Brothers. In contrast, while Band of Brothers is the most popular one, The Pacific is a more bleak portrayal of the dangers of war. It’s based off Eugene Sledge’s With the Old Breed and Robert Leckie’s Helmet for My Pillow.

4. The Pillars Of The Earth

A novel set against the turmoil of politics of the 12th century England concerning the building of an elaborate church in the town of Kingsbridge. Pillars of the Earth Pillars of the Earth stars Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Rufus Sewell, Hayley Atwell, and Donald Sutherland and is based on the novel by Ken Follett of the same title. It is the story of many years of life of residents of Kingsbridge. The themes of faith rationality, reason, superstition as well as family relationships are examined in this historical drama.

5. Waco

Waco ought to be on your top list if you’re searching for an action-packed miniseries on TV. The standoff of 51 days between FBI, ATF and the Branch Davidians is depicted in this mini-series that runs for six episodes (a religious sect that was founded in the late David Koresh). Throughout the siege the perspectives of both sides are explored, culminating with an engulfing fire that destroys the whole compound. The standoffs are fun and the cast gives impressive performances, however David Koresh’s character could make you rethink your choices. However, Waco is your best choice for a weekend full of action that is escalating with the backdrop of a historic setting.

6. 11.22.63

What if you could use time travel to literally rewrite history? Hulu’s TV mini-series 11.22.63, based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, is willing to answer that question. Jake Epping, an English teacher, is given the opportunity to travel back in time three years before John F. Kennedy’s assassination in this sci-fi mystery thriller. His growing attachment to the period, however, threatens to jeopardize his mission. While the JFK assassination’s events (and twists) are the show’s highlights, Jake’s personal journey is both tense and touching.

7. Top Of The Lake

It is a thriller set in New Zealand about the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl. Top of the Lake is one of those shows that begins slowly, but the silence is actually part of the story. Because what’s about to happen isn’t going to be ordinary. Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) plays a detective tasked with solving the case of a young pregnant girl who has vanished. The next season, which will focus on a different incident, is set to premiere in 2017.

8. Godless

Following Logan, in which he embraced the Neo-Western genre, writer Scott Frank tackled a more traditional and ambitious Western project in Netflix’s Godless. This miniseries, set in 1884, follows outlaw Roy Goode as he flees his ruthless mentor Frank Griffin and settles in a New Mexico town populated entirely by women. Expect spectacular showdowns that pay homage to The Magnificent Seven and The Searchers for Western fans—showdowns that are delivered spectacularly by standout female characters. Godless is a fantastic Western that is well worth your time.

9. Carlos

The life and activities of the Venezuelan revolutionary Illich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos, the Jackal, are chronicled in this mini-series. Edgar Ramirez portrays Carlos, the Jackal, the world’s most wanted man from the 1970s to the 1990s, who carried out assassinations, kidnappings, and politically motivated violence in the name of Palestinian liberation. The best thing about the three-part series is that it doesn’t try to portray Carlos as a perfect idealist; instead, it shows him with all of his flaws.

10. Unorthodox

Unorthodox tells the story of Esty, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who is unhappy in an arranged marriage and lives in an ultra-Orthodox community in New York that is hostile to her. Her husband tries to apprehend her as she flees to Berlin to live a more free life. From start to finish, this Netflix series is a fiery slow-burn. You can see the longing in Esty’s eyes as she rejects her family’s traditions in favor of pursuing her musical ambitions. This true-life story hits you square in the gut.

11. Generation Kill

This is a story about the highs and lows of serving in a specific Marine unit at the start of the Second Iraq War. David Simon’s work must be included in any list of miniseries. Generation Kill was created by the same person who gave us The Wire. When the Second Iraq War breaks out, it chronicles the first few days of a marine unit that is part of America’s first line of attack. It discusses uncomfortable topics among men in uniform, such as the true motivation for joining the military and the military’s inherent conservative values.

12. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

The HBO documentary mini-series about accused murderer Robert Durst is riveting. Robert Durst, an heir to one of New York’s wealthiest families, is interviewed by filmmaker Andrew Jarecki about his alleged involvement in the 1982 disappearance of his wife, the murder of writer Susan Berman, and the death of Durst’s neighbor Morris Black in Galveston, Texas. Wait until you see The Jinx if you thought Making a Murderer was a masterpiece. It’ll keep you glued to the screen until the very last second.

13. The Queen’s Gambit

It’s easy to see why The Queen’s Gambit is arguably the most popular mini-series of the past year. Based on a 1983 novel, Scott Frank embraces the source material—a high-stakes chess story—and gives protagonist Beth Harmon a strong redemption arc. Harmon has been a chess prodigy since she was a child, and her abilities have only been bolstered by her addiction to drugs and alcohol. She’s one in a long line of compelling anti-heroes, but Anya Taylor-performance Joy’s is what elevates her and makes her memorable.

14. Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is a wealthy Englishman who suffers from a serious addiction to heroin, drugs, and alcohol as a result of his father’s cruelty and his mother’s neglect. As he attempts to overcome his intense vices, a farcical spiral of failures ensues. Melrose comes across as a tragic figure whose personal battles with his inner demons are difficult to watch. Yet, like Don Draper, Walter White, and Bojack Horseman, he easily fits in with other tragic anti-heroes. As a result, you’ll be invested in this mini-series.

15. Chernobyl

Chernobyl is one of HBO’s greatest TV series, depicting the events of the 1986 nuclear plant disaster, as well as the officials’ efforts to uncover the truth and the cleanup efforts. Chernobyl is still haunting two years after it was decommissioned. It never holds back when it comes to displaying the magnitude of the disaster’s consequences. Chernobyl is almost like a horror movie, with every new piece of information being terrifying. The famous scene of workers clearing the rooftop best exemplifies this.

16. Band Of Brothers

The 10-episode series follows the ‘Easy’ Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, from their airborne landings in Normandy in June 1944—the first U.S. combat operation in Europe during World War II—until Hitler’s death, followed by Japan’s surrender and the end of World War II.

The story is based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s nonfiction book of the same name, published in 1992, in which Ambrose conducted research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans.

17. The Spy

The Spy is a six-part, six-hour television series based on the true story of Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who went undercover in Syria in the early 1960s. Cohen got deeper and was more successful than anyone expected at a crucial time, eventually becoming Israel’s most famous spy (at least two books have been written about him; this series is based on Uri Dan and Yeshayahu Ben Porat’s The Spy Who Came From Israel).

The series introduces us to Eli, an Egyptian Jew who played a key role in smuggling a number of Jewish people back to Israel from Egypt, but who is currently employed at a mundane department store. Nadia (Hadar Ratzon Rotem, Homeland) is his wife, and she works as a seamstress for a wealthy Israeli couple.

Eli and Nadia are in a good place, despite their difficulties. Eli feels the sting of being both an insider and an outsider as an Arab, which The Spy believes is why he applied to Mossad twice. He wishes to establish his worth. However, the series quickly abandons that viewpoint.

18. Squid Games

The most popular show on Netflix right now is a Korean series with an unusual name. Squid Game is a disturbing nine-episode television series set in a world where children’s games have turned deadly. Squid Game is the first Korean drama to debut at No. 1 on Netflix, only four days after its release. It is now the company’s most successful series launch ever. It’s gory and violent, but it’s also addictive and binge-worthy.

Squid Game, which began streaming on September 17, is about a group of people in South Korea who are deeply in debt. They’re duped into a deadly children’s game tournament, but many of them volunteer to return because they realize the games are their only chance to win the money they need to survive.

19. Wild Wild Country

The mini-series revolves around the Rajneeshpuram community in Antelope, Oregon, and the man who inspired it all: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. He’s also known as Osho, Bhagwan, or simply Rajneesh.

Chapman and Maclain Way (directors of another critically acclaimed Netflix original documentary, “The Battered Bastards of Baseball”) are in charge of the series, which is executive-produced by Mark and Jay Duplass.

20. Big Little Lies

If you like soundtracks for television, Big Little Lies has one of the most impressive soundtracks available in the marketplace right now. If the idea of beautiful kitchens and oceanfront scenery doesn’t attract you, the music will.

Big Little Lies is about five women’s relationships in Monterey, California. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is a stay-at-home mother with lots to do. Season 1 featured artists such as Leon Bridges, Sade, and Frank Ocean, as well as some classic throwbacks to The B-52s , and Jefferson Airplane. The funniest part is that the constant gag is the fact that Madline’s similarly sassy seven year-old Chloe is the one to blame for everything.

No matter which the direction Big Little Lies takes in Season Two viewers can rest assured that it will be played with near-perfect precision. Don’t think you’ll be bored as Nothing happens in Monterey is static for long.