Miniseries have become a thing now due to it being less strenuous to the viewers. With less number of episodes and a more substantial plot, they are doing very well.
One such miniseries is Oliver Twist. It is an adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens. The show has five episodes in total and was out in 2007. Even though its inspiration is from the novel by Charles Dickens, there are some changes in the show’s plot and characters.
This show has numerous critical historical characters and talks about their deeds and outcomes. It mainly focuses on Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus, who are soldiers but also common men.
Nicholas Meyer and Frank Spotnitz are the creators of this historical drama. The show follows the Medici family, who are the prominent banking family in Italy. The setting is during Renaissance Florence. Every season is unique because it focuses on one specific moment in the family history of the House of Medici.
As the name of the show suggests, it follows Patrick for almost 50 years of his life. He is a wealthy Englishman who goes through trauma and addictions due to an abusive father and a careless mother. The inspiration for the show is from a set of autobiographies by Edward St Aubyn.
Band of Brothers
This beautiful show has Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg as its executive producers. It talks about the histories of multiple parts of the United States Army, such as 2nd Battalion, Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, and 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Their journey follows from training to be a significant part of the history of the country.
Sons of Anarchy
Kurt Sutter is the creator of this show, which aired on television for almost seven years. It revolves around an outlaw motorcycle club, close-knit, and operates in the Central Valley’s fictional town in California. Jack is the president of the club who finds a manifesto in the writing of his father. After reading the manifesto, he has multiple questions with no solutions.
As the name suggests, this show revolves around the royal family. The different seasons cover different sections of the family history. The first season was about the marriage of Philip and Elizabeth. In contrast, the second season talks about the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, the Suez crisis, and the birth of Prince Edward.
The show’s setting is in a small town of Pennsylvania, Banshee. Rabbit is a powerful crime lord, and to hide from him, an ex-con takes the identity of a murdered sheriff by the name Lucas Hood. The ex-con, as Lucas Hood, tries to connect with his lost love, which is Anastasia, Rabbit’s daughter.
This show’s inspiration is from Arthurian legends, where King Arthur has a special relationship with Merlin, a young wizard. The story follows Merlin, who is forced to keep his powers’ secret by King Arthur’s father, Uther Pendragon. It is running successfully for five seasons.
As the name suggests, this show follows the story of the life of Queen Victoria. From the early years of her authority as crowned to the British throne at an early age of 18, infatuation and strong friendship with Lord Melbourne, her favorite advisor to the courtship with Prince Albert, followed by marriage and the birth of her daughter, Princess Royal Victoria.
This show’s setting is in the London Borough of Hackney, which is a fictional summerhouse estate. It is a crime drama series and is running for three seasons now. The show also caught rapper Drake’s attention, after which Netflix renewed it for a new season.
Miniseries are a great option to binge watch and not carry on with a show for a long time. It is also suitable for light watching, and all of the shows on the list above is not tedious to watch.