Dead Ringers is an American psychological thriller drama television miniseries based on the 1988 film of the same name by David Cronenberg. This film was based on a novel called Twins and both are about identical twin gynecologists, Elliot and Beverly, who share everything, including their medical practice and their lovers. The brothers’ world is turned upside down when they become romantically involved with an actress named Lee, who is also a patient. The novel (and the film adaptation) explores themes of identity, obsession, and mental illness.
Candy Parts 4 – 5 are the final two instalments of an American true crime drama streaming television miniseries created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel as the real-life Candy Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her best friend, Betty Gore (played by Melanie Lynskey) in 1980s Texas. In our previous analysis of Part 1, we indicated that this miniseries had been stripped of all tension and conflict due to the fact that it was a true crime drama and we the audience knew exactly what was coming.
The Offer Episodes 1 – 3 are the first 3 parts of a biographical drama miniseries about the development and production of Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark New York City gangster film The Godfather (1972) for Paramount Pictures. The miniseries is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the classic film and is based on the experiences of producer Al Ruddy, played by Miles Teller.
DMZ is an American dystopian streaming television miniseries created by Roberto Pantino, based on the comic book series of the same name by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. The premise involves a second American Civil War turning Manhattan Island into a demilitarised zone (DMZ), where a NYC medic Alma Ortega (Rosario Dawson) returns to the island to find her lost son after an 8-year fruitless search in the USA and the secessionist Free States of America (FSA).
Pam & Tommy Episode 5 is the fifth instalment of an American biographical drama miniseries chronicling the marriage between actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, respectively played by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, during the period their unauthorized sex tape was made public. Seriously, when someone says “Pam and Tommy”, the only thing that comes to mind is SEXTAPE!
Screw is a 2022 British six-part prison drama TV miniseries written by Rob Williams and produced by Channel 4 Television. According to the miniseries’ log line, Screw presents the uncensored, shocking and often darkly funny reality of life as a prison officer in an all-male prison in 21st century Britain.
Vigil is a six-part British crime drama television miniseries created by Tom Edge and streaming on Peacock TV. The miniseries is set in Scotland and much of the action takes place on a fictional ballistic missile submarine of the Royal Navy viz. Vigil.
The Beatles Get Back is a 2021 music documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson. It covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back, and draws from material originally captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the Let It Be album. The series was released in three parts on Disney+ over the Thanksgiving holidays 2021.
Hawkeye Episodes 1 and 2 are the first two instalments of an American television miniseries created by Jonathan Igla for the streaming service Disney+, based on Marvel Comics featuring the characters Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Kate Bishop / Hawkeye. The miniseries will run for six episodes in total.
Dopesick is an American drama miniseries created by Danny Strong based on the nonfiction book Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy. Over a series of eight episodes, Dopesick focuses on the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction across the U.S., and specifically the drug OxyContin.
Buried is a 2021 true crime TV documentary series written and directed by Yotam Guendelman and Ari Pines, broadcast on the Showtime channel. The four-part series focuses on the 1989 murder trial of George Franklin. The case was unique for being the first of its kind where principal testimony was based on recovered memory from an eye-witness.
Turning Point : 9/11 and the War on Terror is a documentary miniseries chronicling the 9/11 terrorist attacks and America’s subsequent military response — that has defined the last twenty years. With the total withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2021, this miniseries provides a timely retrospective assessment of America’s foreign policy failures.
Dr. Death is an American crime drama miniseries created by Patrick Macmanus which is based on the podcast of the same name. The miniseries was released on Peacock on July 15, 2021. The eight-part miniseries is about a real-life arrogant, sinister doctor – Christopher Duntsch – who treats his Hippocratic Oath about the same way he treats his patients. As his malignant narcissism and sociopathy (antisocial personality disorder) escalates, his fellow surgeons and a young assistant district attorney set out to stop him.
Time is a 3-part crime drama miniseries from the BBC, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham. Time is set in an English prison and features Mark Cobden (Bean), a convict and Eric McNally (Graham), a prison officer in the lead roles. The miniseries follows both characters through their life journeys as circumstances drive them into making difficult choices and decisions.