Here you have 5 TV mini series I have binge-watched last year during the quarantine. The good thing about TV mini series is that they have a set storyline with a set number of episodes, usually less than 10 episodes and they tell the story and that’s it. Sometimes I feel like movies don’t give us enough time with the story but I don’t want to get invested in a whole TV series with multiple seasons, and so TV mini series are the best choice.
I am going to be honest with you, I decided to watch this TV mini series just because Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are starring in it. And as usual, the two actors didn’t disappoint in their performances and the TV mini series is actually very good. It only has 6 episodes and it follows the story of Jonathan Pine, played by our lovely Tom Hiddleston, who wants to avenge his girlfriend that was murdered by the English billionaire Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie).
Once again, I wanted to watch this TV mini series because it stars one of my favorite actors, Benedict Cumberbatch. This TV mini series follows the psychological struggles of Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) through the 5 episodes that present his traumatic childhood that lead him to substance abuse and deep-rooted hatred towards his father. The series is also based on a very good book written by Edward St. Aubyn.
Do I need to say more about this one? It’s Les Misérables. It has amazing actors that deliver amazing performances and what I like about this series is that it actually follows the storyline created by Victor Hugo. I always appreciate when an adaptation stays true to the book that inspired it. It has 6 episodes and it is definitely a must-watch.
And back to me watching a TV series because of its actors. This strategy seems to work for me because once again I was not disappointed. This TV mini series follows the story of a family that is trying to defend their son who was accused of murdering his middle school bully. The father is played by the one and only Chris Evans, the mother is played by the talented Michelle Dockery and the son, Jacob is played by Jaeden Martell, I mean this is just the best combination ever. This series has 8 episodes.
Here we have another TV mini series inspired by a book. The 6 episodes of this TV series tells a true story about a murderess who might be pardoned due to insanity. I think you might have noticed a pattern in all these TV mini series, all of them have a psychological theme that I am fascinated by.