Usually TV shows offer long and complicated plots, which not everyone is able to keep track of. For those who do not like long shows, which will have to spend a huge amount of time watching, there are mini-series. They have a longer timekeeping than full-length films, which is why screenwriters can fully reveal all their ideas.

Such series are concise, they rarely have filler series, and you don’t have to spend a lot of time watching them.

HBO

Mare of Easttown

2021

8.5/10
IMDb Rating

Mare’s life is collapsing before her eyes – her son committed suicide, her husband left, and her daughter-in-law, a drug addict, wants to take custody of her grandson. During this difficult period, a woman is forced to investigate a complex and complicated case of the murder of a single mother. A year ago, Mare had already investigated a missing person case, but she was never able to get to the truth. Now she has a revenge, and the woman intends to find the criminal. The incredible acting work of Kate Winslet, a tense plot, a deep study of the psychology of the main characters – all this will entice a fan of TV series for more than one hour.

HBO

The Night Of

2016

8.5/10
IMDb Rating

Naz takes his father’s taxi to go to the party. On the way, the girl Andrea sits down with him. The night passes violently – in a narcotic stupor, Naz has sex with his new friend, and the next morning he finds her dead. Naz tries to escape, but very quickly the police come to him. It seems that absolutely everything is stacked against Naz, but the guy himself is sure of his guilt and wants to do everything possible to get to the truth.

This is an exciting detective story that keeps you in suspense until the very end. Riz Ahmed once again demonstrates an incredible acting game.

Hulu

Normal People

2020

8.5/10
IMDb Rating

This is the story of two young people — Marianne and Connell. These two represent different social strata, they have different interests and social circles. They went to school together, where Marianne was considered an outcast, but Connell was a real school star. Although it would seem that these two can not have special points of contact, but they are still together. This is a simple but beautiful story that looks at relationships from different sides. There are a lot of intimate scenes in the series that are quite realistic and add piquancy to the narrative.

Showtime

Your Honor

2020-2021

7.6/10
IMDb Rating

Michael Desiato is a respected and principled judge. But his whole life is ruined when his son makes a fatal hit-and-run and drives away from the scene of the accident. The guy is drawn into dangerous affairs, while Michael is compelled to betray all his ideals and abandon his principles for the sake of one single goal – to protect his son at any cost. The creators tried to answer the question: what is a parent willing to do to protect his child, even if this child really did a lot of terrible and irreparable things.

Netflix

Sweet Tooth

2021

7.9/10
IMDb Rating

The world of the future was captured by an unknown disease, because of which children began to be born half human and half animal. The main character of the picture is a boy Gus, who was born half a deer. Fate is cruel to people like him, because other people believe that half-beasts are the main cause of the disease, and therefore they kill them. Gus grew up under the protection of his parents in the desolate wilderness. But it’s time for him to go on a long journey into an unknown and dangerous world. This is a magical and exciting story that will please you with a good acting game and a lot of beautiful cinematic scenes.

HBO

Chernobyl

2019

9.4/10
IMDb Rating

The series, consisting of only five episodes, attracts attention from the very first minutes, does not allow you to break away until the very end and leaves a deep mark. Immediately after the release, Chernobyl became the leader in all ratings. All this is due to high-quality shooting, great attention to detail, realistic and truthful presentation of one of the most tragic stories in world history.

The feature series consistently and accurately shows everything that happened in the first hours and days after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The viewer becomes a witness to the mistakes made by the station employees, the reaction of ordinary residents, the actions of government representatives trying to hide what happened. The atmosphere of an invisible deadly threat permeates every episode and is felt almost physically, from which the heart shrinks.

Netflix

Unbelievable

2019

8.4/10
IMDb Rating

A strong mini-series from Netflix is based on real events and tells an incredible story about the injustice, indifference, and deformities of the system.

The project is positioned as a detective, but it is more inclined to a deep drama and is very shocking. The eight episodes are divided into two storylines — the life of a girl who was a victim of rape, and the investigation of this case. Despite the lack of action, it is almost impossible to break away from the screen during all eight episodes.

Netflix

When They See Us

2019

8.9/10
IMDb Rating

Another powerful, highly social mini-series based on real stories and striking with blatant injustice, police brutality and the accusation of innocent people.

A terrible story happened to five innocent teenagers who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They had to confront such an influential opponent as the government itself, the judicial system and law enforcement agencies, who need to close the case as soon as possible, without understanding who is right and who is really guilty.

HBO

Olive Kitteridge

2014

8.3/10
IMDb Rating

This is the story of the life of teacher Olive Kitteridge and her family, which covers a 20-year period. Being a strict person, Olive remains demanding not only to herself, but also to others, especially to her family. And her son, who, in her opinion, is not as smart as she would like, suffers from this. And a husband who has become too simple. A poignant series about the impossibility of family happiness.

ESPN / Netflix

The Last Dance

2020

9.1/10
IMDb Rating

Outstanding documentary film dedicated to Michael Jordan. Is there a person in this world who has never heard this name? The famous basketball player of the Chicago Bulls team is a living legend, he will forever remain the brightest figure in the history of sports. The series tells the story of the formation, allows you to imagine how the life of Michael Jordan was formed. Special attention is paid to the player’s last season in the Chicago Bulls team.

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