Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

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Pollmini-series?

Love
5
50%
like
3
30%
eh...
1
10%
dislike
1
10%
Hate
0
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Total votes: 10

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Evilsilver
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Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:58 am

I personally love mini-series.... To me it has the best of both world, a conclusion with out the plot getting derailed along the way like a movie, but the time allowance to develop characters and other plot necessities that tv series are able to do. Things like The Lost Room just suck me in to the story but the story isn't so long that they get side tracked with things like "fillers" while they come up with stuff to happen next. The characters may change but in a full length series the characters become almost completely different people where as in a mini-series they stay true to what you fell in love with.

I dunno.... am i alone in my fetish of mini-series or are there others with me?
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#2 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:08 pm

like them... 'The Lost Room' was nice, best one so far has to be 'Band of Brothers' =]
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#3 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:27 am

love em ... HBO seems to be specializing in good miniseries ;)

Band of Brothers
Generation Kill
The Pacific
Lost Room ..

anyone got some recommendations?
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#4 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:12 am

Rome
The Tudors
The Wire
Spartacus

to add to Skele's list

and, Oh yeah, Dexter...
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Evilsilver
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#5 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:02 am

those aren't really mini-series... i mean dexter has 5 season.......

skel you could try fallen (2006) (it's actually listed under movies on the site as a 3 part movie but was made on t.v. and is actually a 3 episode mini-series)
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#6 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:02 pm

I'm kind of "meh" on mini-series, never really got into any of them. Perhaps I should try.
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#7 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:34 pm

I'm confuzzled !!!!



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since when was with a total of 5 series each consisting of 10 to 13 episodes was The Wire a mini-series Macxtc ????

My favourite mini series has got to be Band of Brothers, have watched that countless times and never get bored of it .
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#8 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:08 pm

ok... ok...

I guess I missed the point on mini series... O_o

but, your right about Band of Brothers... I've got the Boxed (Well, Canned) set... and I still can't turn my eyes away if it comes on the History Channel or some other network.


and just call me mac... unless your a noob...
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#9 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:32 pm

I love mini series. The BBC does them the best. American TV always tries to keep making the show if its profitable - even when some series should definitely end. And if your into anime, some of the best stuff is Japanese - 12-24 episodes and then done.

my favs -

Luther (BBC) *recent
Eden of the East (TVTokyo/IG Prod)
Cowboy Bebop
Band of Brothers
Moll Flanders (BBC)
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#10 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:18 pm

I'm loving the new Outcasts mini-series, All-time i would have to go with Angels in America

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Post#11 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:12 am

mini series documentary's:

KEN BURNS Doc's: Jazz, Baseball, WWII, The Civil War, Jack Johnson

World War II in color

The Nazis

Ulysses S. Grant

Robert E. Lee

Vietnam: The 1000 day war
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Re: Mini-series Love em or Hate em?

Post#12 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:20 pm

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think someone sabotaging the poll

I think they're fantastic
When they're just long enough for you to get to know the characters
and the story And or the subject matter is interesting
Then they finish it leaving you wanting more !
fantastic
nothing worse than your favourite TV programme getting destroyed because some producer prick wants to squeeze every last ounce out of an idea
Or dragging a story out so long you just wish they would end it like lost
could have been done in 12 episodes and probably would have been epic lol
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