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The abundance of series makes it possible for everyone to choose something suitable for him. However, most films stretch over many seasons with long episodes.
If you want to get acquainted with something interesting, but very short, then the list below is just for you.
Dr. Terrible's Music Blog
Dr. Terrible's Music Blog is a three-act American comedy series with short episodes.
Plot: The main character Dr. Terrible himself is an ordinary guy named Billy, but there is a constant struggle between an angel and a demon in him. One side of him is a real villain, plundering and creating a superweapon. He is trying with all his might to get into the League of Evil. On the other hand, Billy is a simple and shy young man who is just as not alien to love as everyone else.
Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion and Simon Helberg.
"Big R" is a 2010 comedy-drama series with short episodes. Includes 4 seasons of 27minutes.
Plot: The main character named Katie is a moderately strict but fair teacher at school, as well as a loving mother and a good wife at home. Life goes on as usual, until one day everything that existed before collapses completely: Katie has the last stage of cancer. After viewing this picture, not a single person will put off his precious life for later.
This series was nominated for an honorary Golden Globe Award.
Starring: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt and others.
The Hollow Crown is a 2012 and 2016 foreign short-run series based on historical plays by William Shakespeare. Consists of 2 seasons, in the first - 4 episodes, in the second - 3.
Plot: the picture tells about the victories and defeats, about the rise and fall of three ruler-kings: Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V. The picture will show how their human destinies were reflected in the formation of history.
Starring Part I: Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston; Part II: Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo and Michael Gambon.
"The Pacific" is another historical mini-series set in 2010 about World War II. The director was the famous Steven Spielberg, as well as actor Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. The series with short episodes includes only 10 episodes. In 2010, the work was awarded the Emmy Award in the Miniseries nomination.
Plot: The film is about how the US Marines fought in the Pacific Ocean. Operations were carried out on the islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The ten episodes are not only a powerful spectacle of the war, but also stories of growing up and disappointment, parenthood and life after…
About 40 actors took part in the series, one of them is the famous role of Freddie Mercury Rami Malik.
"The Beauty Within" is a very interesting series with short episodes, filmed in 2012 by Drake Doremus.
Plot: the main character Alex has an unusual talent - every morning he opens his eyes to a completely different person in a different body. Falling asleep to an old man, he may wake up as an adult man or a young girl. This feature limits Alex in many ways. So, for example, he can only work via the Internet, start relationships for once, but he constantly experiences the problems of other people on his changing skin.
Starring: Topher Grace, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Robert Michael Adler and others.
Luther is a 2010 British detective mini-series directed by Brian Kirk, Sam Miller and Stefan Schwartz. So far, 4 seasons have been released, but the release of episodes is still ongoing. The series' lead actor, Chris Elba, was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Male Character in a Mini-Picture.
Plot: Inspector John Luther is a smart detective who can investigate the most terrible and difficultmurders. However, due to his preoccupation with solving crimes, as well as difficulties on the personal front, he himself often walks on the edge of the blade, committing illegal acts.
Starring: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley and others.
What does Olivia know?
"What does Olivia know?" - one of the best series with short episodes, filmed by Lisa Cholodenko based on the book of the same name by Elizabeth Strout in 2014. The film received as many as eight Emmy awards, as well as many other prizes.
The plot idea is very interesting: the series describes the twenty-five-year life span of the heroine Olivia, who in the past was a teacher at a school living with her husband and her son Christopher in the fictional town of Crosby. The picture reveals the life events of the spouses, as well as their difficult relationship with the child.
The series consists of 4 episodes, where each of them is a certain time moment in the novel.
Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, John Gallagher Jr. and others.
Downton Abbey (2010) is a short-running series from the makers of the Academy Award-winning historical detective Gosford Park. In 2011, "Downton Abbey" is included in the Guinness Book of Records in the nomination "The most critically discussed television series".
Also, the picture received as many as 54 awards, including the Goldenglobe", "Emmy" and "BAFTA TV Award".
Plot: The series recreates the world of England at the beginning of the 20th century, touching on such important historical events as the introduction of electricity, telephones and cars, the First World War, the spread of the Spanish flu and much more.
Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle and others.
"Millennium" is a 2010 Swedish short series directed by Nilson Arden Oplev and Daniel Alfredson. Based on the film adaptation of the same name by Stieg Larsson. In 2011, the work was awarded the Emmy Award.
Plot: Events unfold among detective and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, as well as hacker girl Lisbeth Salander. A man, on the orders of Swedish industrialist Henrik Wagner, takes over the investigation into the disappearance of his niece. Suddenly and unexpectedly, an unusual hacker girl, Lisbeth, arrives to help.
Starring: Mikael Nykvist, Noomi Rapace and others.
The Hour is a 2011 English drama series with short episodes. The film won an Emmy and three BAFTA TV awards.
The plot tells about the era of the fifties in the world of television. A few journalists full of ambition come up with a new idea about the format of the news coverage - all the events of one week should be presented within one hour. Suezwar, arms race, spy mania - all this happens during the work of journalists. How can you tell the whole truth without losing your job?
Starring: Romola Garay, Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and others.
The smell of strawberries
"The Smell of Strawberry" is a Turkish TV series with short episodes, filmed in 2015.
Plot: The picture tells the love story of a young girl, Asla. Her life dream is to become a world-famous confectioner. One day she meets a young and rich guy named Burak, who is also the most enviable groom in Turkey. But the meeting is not as beautiful as it might seem. The characters are filled with hatred for each other. One day, Asla, in the company of her friend, is going to fly to Bodrum. And what a surprise a girl experiences when she meets the same guy on the plane.
Starring: Demet Ozdemir, Yusuf Chim, Ekin Mert and others.
"Bates Motel" is a short-episode drama series created by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Erin and Anthony Cipriano. The film is based on the movie "Psycho" directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Vera Farmiga won the Saturn Award for Best TV Actress.
Plot: The action takes place before the events shown in the Hitchcock film. They tell the story of the youth and adolescence of Norman Bates. Arguments are also given that brought him to the path of a serial maniac. Even though the events of the film"Psycho" took place in 1960, the authors of the series decided not to restore that era and transferred their idea to the present. Mother Norma Bates moves to a tiny and quiet town with her son Norman, where she acquires a mansion with a small hotel. In the future, the last place will become the point of high-profile crime.
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore and others.
And there was no one
"And Then There Were None" is an English mini-series filmed in the genre of a thriller and at the same time a drama based on Agatha Christie's book "Ten Little Indians". The film was released in 2015 thanks to director Craig Viveiros.
Plot: In 1939, the Onims invite eight guests to an isolated island who don't know each other. Hired servants are waiting for them on the spot, but for some reason the owners of the house themselves are absent. During a lunch meal, guests pay attention to 10 soldiers standing on the table. A little later, a record is played on which the accusations of each of those in the murders are recorded. Soon one of the guests dies, after which a chain of deaths begins. Each time there is one less soldier. The survivors will have to investigate and figure out the killer in their midst.
Starring: Douglas Booth, Burn Gorman, Maeve Dermody and others.
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