The popularity of TV shows today is truly incredible. However, not every viewer is ready to devote a lot of free time to watch the next episodes. Part of the audience prefers not too long series, to which it is customary to add the prefix “mini.”
Such tapes, as a rule, are limited to a single season and a relatively small number of episodes. Unlike longer series, events in such films develop quite rapidly, and a rich plot does not allow the viewer to get bored.
IMDb – 7.9
Defending Jacob will be a real find for fans of intricate and tense films. On the other hand, the plot develops rather slowly, which is why the skepticism towards the picture. The main trumps of the film are the stellar acting duet in the person of Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery, as well as the intrigue that remains alive almost until the very end.
A prestigious suburb, where life flows as calmly as possible, shuddered from the brutal murder. The victim was a teenager, and all the evidence points to his classmate, Jacob. The suspect is far from being as simple as it might seem because the guy’s father is a district attorney who will have to sort out the case.
IMDb – 8.1
The Night Manager series is a great example of a high-quality project. A scattering of world-famous stars supports excellent directing and camera work: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Olivia Colman will make you follow every step of the characters with bated breath. Although reminiscent of Bond, the plot is characterized by consistency and the absence of unnecessary pathos.
Jonathan unexpectedly becomes an intelligence officer. He will have a difficult mission – to infiltrate a gang of arms dealers and get close to the head of the syndicate and his closest henchmen. However, the criminals are smart enough, and it will be very difficult to deceive them.
IMDb – 8.1
Many will say that Benedict Cumberbatch played one of his best roles in the series “Patrick Melrose,” which consists of 5 episodes. The actor took on the project with great enthusiasm because he had always dreamed of embodying this image. Hugo Weaving (famous Agent Smith from The Matrix) is no worse – he played a truly intimidating, repulsive character that one would not want to meet in real life.
Patrick is a wealthy man who constantly rotates among the elite, but darkness, fear, and hopelessness reign in his soul. The endless psychological problems of a man stretch straight from childhood. The difficult relationship of the protagonist with his father seriously affected the later life of Patrick, who set foot on the path of self-destruction.
IMDb – 8.1
This series is based on the novel by Stephen King, and the film adaptations of the “King of Horrors” are often criticized. It is not surprising because the master’s books are very difficult to beat, but the audience liked the tape “11.22.63” and left a pleasant impression. There are a lot of films about a person’s desire to change the past, but high-quality works can be counted on the fingers. Jake is an ordinary school teacher whose life consists entirely of the routine of daily chores. One day, he gets a unique opportunity to go back in time and prevent the assassination of the American president, Kennedy. However, the future does not like to be corrected, making Jake’s mission extremely difficult.
IMDb – 8.1
Before us is an outstanding series consisting of 6 episodes. “Beauty Inside” is a completely social project, both in content and implementation. Most ordinary people could get on the screen by sending a recording from a webcam, which is already quite atypical. Despite the great content, the series highlights the problems of society.
In the center of the story is a hero with a very strange feature. Every day, Alex wakes up in another person’s body, trying to figure out if this is a curse or a great gift. The character gets into various situations and can fully feel that appearance is far from the main thing in a person.
IMDb – 8.2
Opinions were divided about this film – the tape causes sincere delight to one part of the audience and irritation to the other half of the public. What is the secret of the Lost Room? On duty, Joe works as a detective and is trying to solve another crime. A magic key falls into the hands of the main character. With its help, it is easy to find yourself in a lost room. From this room, you can go anywhere in the world, and other items also become magical. Such artifacts are of interest not only to Joe, but the detective will have a hard time.
IMDb – 8.5
Using the example of the series “One Night,” we see how a quite typical plot can sparkle with new colors in the hands of professionals. The director immediately enters the production of a detective. Still, our attention is not focused on the little things, turning the film into a good drama where emotions prevail over logic. Here you will not find promoted actors, but among the technical staff, there are only stars: cameramen, editors, decorators, and screenwriters – entirely the creators of projects that have been nominated or won an Oscar.
An insecure guy goes to a party that will radically change his life. After a passionate night with a local beauty, Nasir discovers her lifeless body nearby. Of course, the main character becomes the only suspect, and it will certainly not be easy for him to escape from justice.
MEIR OF EASTTOWN
IMDb – 8.5
It must be admitted that serials are fertile ground for creating detective stories. The coin’s reverse side is a frank secondariness of most of the paintings. So “Meir from Easttown” cannot surprise the viewer. Everything happens according to patterns familiar to the public. The characters reveal themselves predictably and act to expectations. However, Kate Winslet pulls the series to unprecedented heights, thanks to the exact hit in the image of her heroine.
Meir is a detective in a gray, provincial town. The woman has a complicated story behind her, and constant problems with relatives and daily routine eat the heroine from the inside. Investigating the next crimes, Meir reveals the secrets of Easttown, where it is really difficult to find a good person.
IMDb – 8.6
One of the best series of recent times is far from being as straightforward as it might seem. The Queen’s Move is a sports drama that focuses on chess. From the point of view of a professional player, the shooting was done wonderfully, the picture is juicy, and the surroundings of the “sixties” are sustained. The main claims against the heroine are that she is so flawless that not every heart can arouse sympathy.
Elizabeth fell in love with chess in childhood, and it turned out that the girl had an incredible talent. She quickly reaches the top in sports, but problems with illegal substances and alcohol prevent her from establishing a truly happy life. Gradually, the world of the main character is collapsing, and it is not known whether she is destined to stop her fall.
IMDb – 9.4
Everyone has heard about this series, although there is a very ambiguous attitude towards the Chornobyl project in society. It isn’t easy to name the secret of the exorbitant ratings of this tape, but people familiar with the situation at the famous nuclear power plant did not like the picture. However, there are pluses – the Americans tried to make the film as realistic as possible and treated the liquidators of the accident with respect.
An explosion at an extremely dangerous facility has become a catastrophe on a global scale. Not all measures were taken on time – too many wanted to hide the true picture of what was happening. Only a group of caring people managed to start the process of liquidating the consequences of the disaster, and firefighters and the military paid with their lives for the well-being of their comrades.