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Which are the best miniseries ever?

Posted on 07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by MNDude

I don't watch TV much these days, so I can't say what have been popular miniseries in the past decade or so, but I remember there used to be big budget miniseries on TV all the time (A.D., The Winds of War, Roots. Etc). In your opinion, what were the greatest miniseries of all time?


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1 posted on 07/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Masada


2 posted on 07/27/2014 7:41:16 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Remember Mississippi!)
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To: MNDude

Jesus of Nazareth


3 posted on 07/27/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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Lonesome Dove


4 posted on 07/27/2014 7:43:57 PM PDT by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
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To: MNDude

Tinker, Tailor...


5 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (liberal logic: Sarah Palin is not a real woman but "Chelsea" Manning is...)
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To: MNDude

Rich Man Poor Man. Aired first in 1976 or’77 iirc.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:07 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: MNDude

Band of brothers.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:24 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: MNDude

Lonesome Dove

Band of Brothers


8 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: right way right

Lonesome Dove, The Thornbirds


9 posted on 07/27/2014 7:44:58 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bobby.223

Loved that one and East of Eden.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 7:45:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MNDude

Roots is great, especially if you watch it backwards so it has a happy ending.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 7:45:45 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: MNDude

The Winds of War/War and Remembrance


12 posted on 07/27/2014 7:45:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Shogun!


13 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:01 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: MNDude
Horatio Hornblower
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
Lonesome Dove
Hatfields & McCoys are a few that come to mind.
14 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:04 PM PDT by Justice
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Chief


15 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:10 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: MNDude

Shogun.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: dandiegirl

Oh, Thornbirds! Forgot about that one.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:31 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MNDude

I love the Tudors on Netflix. As for TV? The Stand..


18 posted on 07/27/2014 7:47:08 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: MNDude

Lonesome Dove


19 posted on 07/27/2014 7:48:14 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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To: MNDude

Rich Man, Poor Man.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 7:49:28 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU.)
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Poots was an outrageous piece of absolute nonsense. It turned out to be wrong in just about every way, which was shown by professional genealogists. It was full of venom and hate for Southerners.

Lonesome dove was good.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 7:49:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude

Shogun, it was the first and the most unique.


22 posted on 07/27/2014 7:50:01 PM PDT by AU72
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To: MNDude
I, Claudius (Derek Jacobi)
Shogun (Richard Chamberlain)
Holocaust (James Woods, Michael Moriarty, Meryl Streep)
John Adams (Paul Giamatti)
A Very British Coup
House of Cards (BBC version, far superior to Netflix)
23 posted on 07/27/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by montag813
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To: MNDude

Band of Brothers
Centennial
The Stand


24 posted on 07/27/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Migraine

Shogun was pretty dadgum enjoyable too. and I take it back about Rich Man, Poor Man. A very obscure miniseries, Marco Polo with Ken Marshall, et al, was as good as it gets — especially the score by Ennio Morricone!


25 posted on 07/27/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU.)
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To: MNDude

Victory at Sea. I dare anyone to beat that. I used to sit on the floor and watch as my grandfather (USS Honolulu) discussed the battles. He found himself on deck twice during the series. Amazing. America at its best.


26 posted on 07/27/2014 7:52:12 PM PDT by Cry if I Wanna
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The World at War.


27 posted on 07/27/2014 7:52:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude
Cannot comment, do not own a TV.
28 posted on 07/27/2014 7:52:41 PM PDT by Fungi (Not a comment, not a tagline.)
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To: MNDude

Shogun
Massada (Plot used later for a TV Alamo mini series movie)
Lonesome Dove

Lots of week long mini-series were made from the late 1970s through 1985.

They overwhelmed many of the viewers and for a late viewer they made no sense unless you saw the complete series from the first.


29 posted on 07/27/2014 7:53:09 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: montag813

I Claudius
Lonesome Dove
Roots


30 posted on 07/27/2014 7:53:25 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: MNDude

I hate to pick one.

“The Thorn Birds” “Rich Man Poor Man” and “QB VII” spring to mind.

I may remember some others later.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 7:53:57 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: bobby.223

Yes!!!


32 posted on 07/27/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: dandiegirl

BTW, as a flute player, I love thew TB theme song. It is one of the best.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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I haven’t seen it, but if I were to pick something I’d like to see, I would try “From the Earth to the Moon,” which is a history of the Apollo moon landing.


34 posted on 07/27/2014 7:55:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Lonesome Dove. (I think it won).


35 posted on 07/27/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Mmogamer

I forgot about “Shogun”. It probably was the best one.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 7:56:02 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude

Winds of War
Shogun
Thornbirds (every woman in the country was in love with Richard Chamberlain in this series...but now we know we could never stand a chance with him....sigh)


37 posted on 07/27/2014 7:56:26 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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Captains and the Kings (1976)
Story of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s

Centennial (1978)
People in Colorado from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s


38 posted on 07/27/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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The Prisoner


39 posted on 07/27/2014 7:57:45 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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Masada was good but Peter O’Toole completely dominated the show.


40 posted on 07/27/2014 7:57:59 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Mmogamer

Shogun!

Hai!, wakari-mashita!

CC


41 posted on 07/27/2014 7:58:17 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: MNDude

Gettysburg (1993), Lonesome Dove, John Adams.


42 posted on 07/27/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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I didn’t get into miniseries but I use to love “Afternoon Specials”.


43 posted on 07/27/2014 7:59:07 PM PDT by windcliff
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Thornbirds. Something I should have hated, but I loved it!


44 posted on 07/27/2014 7:59:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: AU72
QB VII and Rich Man Poor Man were aired in the 1970s. Shogun was in the 1980's.
45 posted on 07/27/2014 7:59:16 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: MNDude

What? Nobody liked “North and South”?


46 posted on 07/27/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT by Flag_This (You can't spell "treason" without the "O".)
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Danger UXB, Piece of Cake.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 8:01:46 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: MNDude

Band of Brothers
MST3K


48 posted on 07/27/2014 8:02:01 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Fungi
Cannot comment, do not own a TV.

I thought you couldn't comment!
49 posted on 07/27/2014 8:02:05 PM PDT by slumber1 (Moderation is overrated)
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My favs; Rome, Big Love, 6ft Under., Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, MadMen, Downton Abby, Mr. Selfridge.


50 posted on 07/27/2014 8:02:06 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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