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The 10 best current miniseries (2018)
Some of these series have a single season or few episodes. Others, on the other hand, tell a different story each season, which is why we included them in the list.
10. Killing Eve
Just over five and a half hours is how long it will take to see Killing Eve, one of the best HBO miniseries. Two women, one an aspiring spy and the other a professional assassin, are drawn into a fierce and exciting fight. High doses of adrenaline and action for a boring afternoon . We must mention the excellent work of Sandra Oh as Mi5 officer Eve Polastri.
9. The Pacific
Another of the public’s favorite miniseries continues to be the sister production of Hermanos de Sangre. This time the action focuses on the conflict in the Pacific during World War II . Being a more recent series, the step forward in terms of image and special effects is noticeable, although it is true that Blood Brothers is difficult to overcome in the depth of the characters. Still, if you enjoy watching a good war series and want plenty of action, The Pacific is a must-watch. Available on HBO.
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8. The Sinner
What leads a normal person to commit a horrible crime
It was one of the surprises of 2017 and promises to return with a new installment. We include it in the list of the best miniseries because each season deals with a different case, although it is always connected by detective Ambrose, the main character that forms the backbone of the series.
The Sinner is one of those series that you can watch in an afternoon marathon, with its plot twists and cliffhangers that keep the tension going at all times. In addition to an excellent story, based on the homonymous novel by Petra Hammesfahr , the series has first-rate performances. In this sense, the presence of Jessica Biel as Cora Tannetti stands out. The USA Network premiere but is available on Netflix.
7. American Crime Story: The People VOJ Simpson
One of the most successful miniseries of recent years and winner of several awards such as the Emmy, Golden Globes or Critics Choice Awards. As you can guess from the title, it follows the story of the trial against the famous former American soccer player OJ Simpson , accused of double homicide and found not guilty by the popular jury. One of the most controversial episodes in the United States deserved a miniseries to match, and American Crime Story is what the public expected. Now available on Netflix.
In few lists we find a documentary series in the first positions of the ranking, but Cosmos is not only a guide to understand some basic concepts of physics and space, but an enriching experience that we recommend from now on. The particular style of Neil deGrasse Tyson as a presenter has made the audience fall in love, and it is a pleasure to listen to this passionate astrophysicist.
Through several practical examples and the most spectacular special effects, we can understand how the wider Universe works and the Universe that exists in each one of us. Inspired by the Carl Sagan series that triumphed a few decades ago and that transferred science to the general public. In short, an exciting journey that you can see on Netflix.
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Fargo is a series with its own personality, a police production with hints of black humor based on the movie of the same name . Despite the parallelism, the miniseries is not an exact copy of the Coen brothers’ work, but it does repeat some of the house’s trademark elements, such as the atmosphere of violence or the plot twists. Of course, it has been an Emmy winner for best miniseries. You can watch all the seasons on HBO.
4. Blood Brothers
All those who enjoy the war genre have a must-see with Hermanos de Sangre, Band of Brothers in English. There are several reasons why this is one of the most acclaimed miniseries of all time. In the first place because of the historical rigor that accompanies the plot,based on the experiences and writings of some veterans of the Second World War .
But, above all, what makes Blood Brothers a great series is the excellent treatment of the image, placing the viewer in the middle of a terrifying and bloody war. The series allows itself the license to include some moments that turn your stomach, so it is not suitable for all audiences. HBO exclusive production.
3. The Night Of
Let’s face it. What captivates us most about a series is that it presents a story capable of hooking us, mysteries that must be solved and protagonists who live up to what is required. The Night Of, based on the British series Criminal Justice, meets all those demands and goes one step further.
This one-season miniseries follows the fight of New York attorney John Stone as he tries to defend the innocence of young Pakistani Nasir Khan . In the case, personal interests will be mixed with cultural and political aspects that will not make things easy for the accused. If you read between the lines, the story is an acid criticism of the American criminal and judicial system and of some racial prejudices in American society.
One of the best miniseries if we take into account its first season. The detective couple formed by Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) has marked a before and after on television. These two characters must deal with their flaws and mistakes to stay united and face the case that concerns them with the greatest possible clarity.
If something has caught the public in this series, it is that oppressive and mysterious atmosphere of deep America , the perfect setting for a crime of such caliber. Needless to say, it’s been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, receiving Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2014. You can watch both seasons on HBO.
What started as a three-episode miniseries turned into a much more solid multi-season project. Created by the British Charlie Brooker and premiered on the British network Channel 4, the series has become one of Netflix’s safe values. Proof of this is that it has been awarded several international awards, including an Emmy in the category of best television movie or miniseries.
Each episode presents us with a dystopian world in which technology plays a fundamental role.. Black Mirror is a difficult experience to digest, since it looks the viewer in the face and makes him reflect on some of his habits and his scale of values, but after the first impact, the series is very enriching. It has its ups and downs, so we leave you with a guide to the best chapters so you can get straight to the point.
- Episode guide: The 8 best chapters of Black Mirror.
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