7 of the best miniseries to binge in one day – NBCNEWS

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If ever there was a need for a quick-watch list of shows, here’s that list. A miniseries is meant to be a full story show in just a few episodes. Some popular series start out as miniseries, but as their popularity grows, more seasons are being made. For these series, their stories can hold up against even the longest-running shows, with up to ten or even more seasons.

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These miniseries tell the stories of major book adaptations, real life events and the emerging Marvel superheroes. If there is a day left, these series should be watched.

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‘Bodyguard’ (2018)

David Budd, a war veteran, must protect the Secretary of the Interior, whose values ​​are unpopular. She wants to introduce new surveillance methods for security reasons, so she becomes a target. Budd herself becomes a target just to protect her, and when she dies, he is the prime suspect in her murder. Richard Madden stars in this high-intensity British thriller series.

Like a bond movie or the gray man is not intense or long enough, bodyguardis only six hours and six episodes long. The series has action and suspense in spades and is exciting enough to watch again when it’s done. It can easily bring excitement to an otherwise slow day.

‘It’s a sin’ (2021)

Former and now current Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies created It’s a sin as a tribute to his early years in London. From 1981 to 1991, It’s a Sin tells the story of a group of gay men and their close friends living during the HIV/AIDS crisis in England. In each episode, the group goes through moments of love, joy, laughter, heartbreak and sadness. Starring Olly Alexander of pop music fame, each character makes their journey through dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

It’s a sin takes about five hours to watch, with each episode lasting about 45 minutes. While it’s possible to watch this miniseries in a day, it might be best to spread out the episodes a bit due to the seriousness of the ending. Yes, a box of tissues is needed.

“Boo, B*tch!” (2022)

Lana Condor stars in Boo, B*itch, a Netflix miniseries about a young woman named Erika who decides to change her life and be outgoing. However, her plans are ruined when she wakes up the next day as a ghost. Some ghosts pass immediately, but Erika’s plans to make the most of her life are her unfinished business, so she sticks around and does everything she set out to do – her afterlife life like there’s no tomorrow.

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With only seven episodes of half an hour each, Boo, B*itch has a running time of just under three and a half hours. Watching this will give you more time to watch other much longer miniseries.

‘The End of the Damned World’ (2017-2019)

The end of the damn world was a Netflix original show with a quirky sense of humor. The story is about the young teenager Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James (Alex Lawther) when they enter into a relationship with each other. She really wants a boyfriend, and he wants to figure out how to kill her. Together, they become embroiled in a murder mystery that leaves them on the run and in disguise.

Although this series has two seasons, each episode is only 20 minutes long, which you could spend watching an 8-hour season of Bridgerton. This show can be spent in two four-hour blocks or spread out in eight hours.

WandaVision (2021)

For the huge superhero fan, WandaVision is the perfect show to watch in one day. See Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) before becoming the Scarlet Witch (Paul Bettany) live out her sitcom dreams with her husband Vision. As the show progresses, the mystery of what happens to Wanda unfolds across different sitcom styles and decades. This show was the first in Marvel’s Phase Four projects, so it helps to set up life after that Avengers: Endgame and Wanda’s potential villain for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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The show lasts six hours, with each episode just half an hour. So it can easily be binge in a day. Next WandaVision, most Marvel Disney+ shows stayed in a 6-8 episode format, so most of them are easy to watch in a day, the entire MCU? Not so much.

‘Normal People’ (2020)

Sally Rooneythe infamous novel, Normal peoplewas made into a Hulu miniseries in 2020, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones. The series follows the love story of Marianne and Connell in a small Irish town as they grow up together. With a miscommunication trope in the middle of the show, the audience fell in love with Marianne and Connell.

This miniseries has 12 episodes of just over 20 minutes each, giving each viewer six hours to take in Rooney’s complicated love story. If not that series, Hulu has also adapted Rooney’s other novel, Conversations with friends.

‘When They See Us’ (2019)

Ava Duvernay‘s retelling of the Central Park Five story is a must-see. After a jogger is attacked in Central Park, five teenagers are falsely accused of the crime. The series is based on real events and follows the events of the crime from 1989 to the 2014 settlement case. The series was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards in 2019 and has left a mark on the world since its release.

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With only four episodes totaling five hours, there’s no excuse not to watch this miniseries. It is both well acted, thoughtful and insightful. when they see us made a teaching moment so accessible to the public that it is a must-see.

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