Over the past few years, miniseries have grown in popularity, seemingly for good. Although this concept of television originated in the 70s and 80s, the recent boom in streaming networks and the pandemic have uncovered a craving for exciting new television shows., thus the revival of the mini-series. Although it’s fun to invest in a multi-season TV show, sometimes a good mini-series is just what you need! They’re perfect when you’re looking for a short, fun series to watch in a few viewing sessions while killing time on a lazy weekend (or even if you’re just trying to knock out an entire series in one night – we’re not judging ). The best part is that a miniseries lets you get sucked into a story without requiring a full commitment. If that’s what you’re looking for, these miniseries and limited series on Netflix are your best bet.
These shows will have you hooked from start to finish as they tackle the juicy and satisfying parts of a plot without you having to watch four seasons. Whether you love the theater or need an entertaining pick-me-up, there’s something for everyone. From compelling documentaries like “Flint Town” and true-crime investigative stories like “The Tinder Swindler” to entertaining fictional shows like “Midnight Mass,” here are the best miniseries deals currently available on Netflix for your next short-term television obsession!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Kalyn Womack, Charlotte Kho and Naomi Parris