Best mini-series 2008 – 2015

Mini-series are not a tough genre to get accustomed to if you’re relatively new to the world of TV series. They’re fairly short, and the danger of getting lost in binge-watching is relatively low since, well, it’s a miniseries.

Secondly, the amount of mini-series is not that large, which makes the range of shows to choose from quite transparent. Moreover, the list of mini-series that are really worthwhile is even shorter.

The most well known mini-series is, of course, Band of Brothers (2001).  The drama covering an army division during WWII is a modern classic and has found it’s way to a very broad range of viewers. Some very interesting mini-series have been made since that time, however. Here’s what you should watch, if you already haven’t.

1. True Detective (2014)

Created by Nic Pizzolatto

In terms of television shows, 2014 has been a very good year. If there is one show that gained momentum, it is True Detective: this show was a hype, perhaps even before the broadcast of the first episode.

Luckily, True Detective is one of those shows that lives up to its very high expectations, even exceeds them in some episodes. One of light bearers of this series is director Cary Fukunaga. The brilliant depiction of Louisana’s landscape brings beautiful mystery to True Detective, along with McConaughey’s character and the unparalleled monologues he brings. The chemistry between McConaughey and Harrelson is everything one might hope for and more. If True Detective is the level of quality we can expect when good movie actors lend themselves to television drama, the medium of film is seriously under siege. It already is, actually.