The best HBO miniseries tell their tale in a limited number of episodes, but that doesn't mean their impact is less than a long-running show. From period dramas to speculative fiction, HBO miniseries continue to hold their weight as television events in a world that is more and more frequently split by streaming and network attentions.
Since their first miniseries in 1979, The Seekers, HBO has turned out many beautiful historical drama limited series. The much-acclaimed 2001 Band Of Brothers was about the drama of war while From Earth To The Moon awed audiences with its special effects and accurate telling of the Apollo program. It isn't just docudramas that fill HBO's miniseries programming schedule, there are also adaptations of novels, such as Sharp Objects, Olive Kitteridge, and Empire Falls. The adaptation of the play Angels in America not only won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for its category, but stars Al Pacino and Meryl Streep each won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for their performances in the miniseries as well.
With so many great miniseries and limited series from HBO, which stand out the most? Vote up the best miniseries to air on HBO.
The Seekers (HBO, 1979) is a American made-for-television drama film based on the historical novel The Seekers written by John Jakes. Mixing fictional characters with historical events and figures, as it narrates the story of the United States of America from 1794 through 1814 by following the sons and grandchildren of Philip Kent make a life for themselves in America. ...more
Tsunami: The Aftermath (HBO, 2006) is a television mini-series that was broadcast in two parts. It dramatizes the events following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and its neighbouring countries, including Thailand. ...more