It’s not a secret I’m a TV junkie. I not only love watching ongoing TV series, but miniseries as well. These are series that are contained to “one season” that focus on a specific story.
In this post, I’m going to share a few of the miniseries I’ve watched and love that you should add to your watch list.
“Big Little Lies”
Where to watch: HBO
To be honest, I’m a little behind on Big Little Lies (haven’t started the second season quite yet), but the first season was so good, I binged all nine episodes in a day. With an all-star cast, location, and plot, this show is a must-see if you are into housewife/suburban dramas. Plus, the book is pretty damn good too.
“The White Queen”
Where to watch: Starz
Based on Phillippa Gregory’s best-selling books, this 10-episode series follows the War of the Roses, the battle between the Lancasters and Yorks for the thone of England. It takes plot points from “The White Queen”, “The Red Queen”, and the “Kingmaker’s Daughter”. Ever since visiting London, I’ve been a huge fan of Gregory’s books. So naturally, when I stumbled upon this show, I was obsessed. Starz has also made similar miniseries, “The White Princess” and “The Spanish Princess” based on some of Gregory’s other books.
“The Last Tycoon”
Where to watch: Amazon Prime
By far, this one is my favorite on the list. The miniseries is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, “The Last Tycoon”, which takes place in the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930s. With an all-star cast including Lily Collins, Matthew Bomer, Kelsey Grammar, and more, this miniseries is great if you are a fan of Fitzgerald or period pieces in general.
“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”
Where to watch: Netflix
I love organizing, decluttering, and purging, so when I saw ads for this, I just had to check it out. The series follows Marie Kondo as she visits different people and helps them organize and declutter with her “Konmari” method. To be honest, I implemented some of the method’s principles into my own space and it made a huge difference. So if you are at a point where you want to declutter but don’t know how, definitely check out this series. She also has a book that came out before the series did (it’s on my reading list).
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
Where to watch: FX, Netflix
Season two of the American Crime Story series on FX focuses on the murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Darren Criss plays Cunanan in one of his best performances in my opinion, supported by an all-star cast consisting of Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Edgar Ramirez. A must-see if you love crime dramas, fashion, or biopics.
“The People vs. OJ Simpson”
Where to watch: Netflix, FX
This miniseries is considered the first in the “American Crime Story” series, which follows the trial and conviction of OJ Simpson. This miniseries was very well done in its explanation of everything that went on surrounding the trial. What’s more, this miniseries had an all-star cast, including Cuba Gooding Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, John Travolta, and Salma Hayak.
CNN’s “The Decades”
Where to watch: CNN, Netflix
A few years back, CNN put together a miniseries that highlights a decade, beginning with the 1960s entitled “The Decades”. Each year, CNN came out with one on a new decade, with the most recent being on the 2000s. The episodes focus on different aspects of the decade such as current event, pop culture, technology, music, and more. I love this series because it’s a great summary of all the highlights of a particular decade. If you are a history buff, check this out.
Bonus: What’s on my watchlist
Here are a few miniseries I have on my watchlist:
- “Sharp Objects” on HBO
- “The White Princess” on Starz
- “The Spanish Princess” on Starz
What are your favorite miniseries?