Category Archives: Miniseries

Sharp Objects (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A reporter confronts her past when she returns home to investigate a murder. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. This show starts slow. It’s directed by  Jean-Marc Vallée from Big Little Lies, … Continue reading

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Raising Tourette’s (A&E) Rated TV-PG

The show follows five families of adolescents with Tourette’s. Starring Kristin, Charlee, Kaden, Sam, and Colton. A&E takes us into the lives of families living with Tourette’s. We see these young people battle their daily lives while living with a disorder that keeps them … Continue reading

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Perfect Strangers (2001) Rated NR

A family comes together during a reunion that reveals more than expected. Starring Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, and Matthew Macfadyen. This is a great subtle family drama. Here we have a group of family members that come together for a reunion, … Continue reading

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Drinks, Crime and Prohibition (Smithsonian) Rated TV-PG

A miniseries highlights the pros and cons of the American Prohibition. Starring Branford Parker. I thought this miniseries did a fine job taking on the different parts of the American Prohibition and explaining the reasons behind it. The series covers the … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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The Split (2018) Rated TV-MA

A family of female lawyers must face their past when their dad, who has been absent for thirty years, comes back. Starring Afolabi Alli, Barry Atsma, and Fiona Button. The premise of this show starts intriguingly as each sister seems to … Continue reading

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Patrick Melrose (2018) Rated TV-MA

Following the death of his father, Patrick Melrose tries to overcome his addictions and demons that stem from his abusive father and indifferent mother. Based on the book by Edward St Aubyn. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sebastian Maltz. … Continue reading

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Egypt (2005) Rated NR

A dramatization of the discoveries of ancient Egypt from exploring the tombs to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. Starring  Andrew Sachs, Stuart Graham, and Julian Wadham. This miniseries dramatizes the discoveries of ancient Egypt, from Howard Carter, who discovered Tutankhamun’s … Continue reading

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Divided States (A&E) Rated TV-14

 A&E looks that the race relations that are dividing the United States. Starring Jackie Jesko The show looks at different racial tensions and hate crimes that have happened in the last few years. The miniseries talks to the victims of these … Continue reading

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David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef (2015) Rated NR

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef to explore exposed coral as well as diving deep to find coral which has yet to be seen. Starring David Attenborough. This is a gorgeous journey into the depths of one of the … Continue reading

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