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Favorite Mini-Series?

What's your favorite mini-series? Mine is Fingersmith, but I'm also pretty fond of Tipping the Velvet. Angels in America is on my Watchlist. I need to get on that.

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I have to go with Centennial. I know that goes back a way, but I have never seen one to match it, with the possible exception of Roots.

I also loved The Adams Chronicles and The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R.

Many moons ago, I did get hooked on the first half of Winds of War, but the end was such a downer/cop out, I never bothered with the second half.

Oh -- and I did see all of the Thornbirds -- even with the tweaks in the plot from the book, it was good.

Haven't gotten hooked on a good miniseries in years.

How sad, that you were not born in my time, nor I, in yours.


Lonesome Dove

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I miss the mini series. Shame they don't do them anymore.


^Hear, hear! The list below is indispensable viewing:


Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Downton Abbey (uncertain categorization)
John Adams (2008)
Nicolas Nickleby (1983)
Roots (1977)
The Thorn Birds (1983)

Others have great performances in lesser vehicles, and still others to find and watch.


The Jewel in the Crown
Reilly Ace of Spies
Band of Brothers
Backstairs at the White House
Red Riding Trilogy
John Adams
Bleak House (1985 and 2005)
The Thorn Birds
The Day of the Roses
A Town Like Alice
Brideshead Revisited
Elizabeth R
The Barchester Chronicles
The Jury

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I am, currently, watching "Winds of War" which is wonderfully produced. The actors are excellent, especially, David Dukes,Jan-Michael Vincent and Ali McGraw.


Brideshead Revisited (1981)

Could never get my arms wrapped around that title.

Would never watch it based on how ridiculous it sounds!




Thorn Birds


Rich Man Poor Man

The Tommy Knockers

The Stand


Alex Haley's Queen
Stephen King's It
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
The Jacksons: An American Dream
The Women of Brewster Place

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