Favorite Miniseries

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    Favorite Miniseries

    A co-worker asked me the other day if I had watched any of the miniseries "War and Peace". Said that I hadn't, and that I probably haven't watched a miniseries in quite awhile. But, it sparked a conversation about some of the best miniseries that we've seen.

    Some that were discussed included:
    Lonesome Dove
    North and South
    The Thorn Birds
    The Winds of War
    and of course, Roots

    But, I'd have to say my favorite of all time is/was Centennial. Absolutely loved it! And the cast that they assembled at that time, wow. Not a bunch of no-names.

    So, what's your favorite miniseries?
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    Roots - the alpha and the omega for me.

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    Is Band of Brother considered a mini-series? Because if so, the conversation starts and ends with that one.

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    Can't pick between Lonesome Dove and Band of Brothers. Will note that Lonesome Dove has Diane Lane in it, who would totally fall in love with me if we ever met.

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    The Stand

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    I totally loved Winds of War. I was a bit too young to totally appreciate Roots for what it was.

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    The Wire hands down, if it can be considered a miniseries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    The Wire hands down, if it can be considered a miniseries.
    Great pick. But I don't think it would qualify.

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    Generation Kill was fantastic. Definitely deserves to be on the list.

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    Of the ones mentioned I really like Band of Brothers and Lonesome Dove. However, Planet Earth gets my vote rather easily. The best nature footage ever.

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    1. Band of Brothers
    1A. Roots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
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    1. Centennial. Robert Conrad played an intriguing character in that one. Clay Basket was beautiful. And Detroit Lions great, Alex Karras, played a German immigrant who was a tough old bird. Lots of stars scattered throughout the cast. They actually filmed part of that not far from where I grew up. I even had opportunity to watch some of the filming.

    2. The Holocaust. It made quite an impact on me. I was just a teenager.

    Both of these miniseries were in 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
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    That's what I was here for.

    Honorable mention, and it has a very poor rep, but I always enjoyed the Shining miniseries. It was much more true to the King story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    1. Centennial. Robert Conrad played an intriguing character in that one. Clay Basket was beautiful. And Detroit Lions great, Alex Karras, played a German immigrant who was a tough old bird. Lots of stars scattered throughout the cast. They actually filmed part of that not far from where I grew up. I even had opportunity to watch some of the filming.
    Are you referring to Augusta? It wasn't until just a month or so ago that I found out that they had filmed certain portions of it there. I think it was some of the scenes that were supposed to be based in old St. Louis.

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