13 Short but Interesting Series That Can Seriously Grab Your Attention
Nowadays, we can hardly find time to watch a long series. Mini-series are great for brightening up our evenings after a long work day. We want to introduce you to some short series of different genres that can capture our attention without requiring us to watch for hours and hours.
Bright Side has collected 13 mini-series that you can watch in a couple of days or even hours. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the entertainment!
The End of the F***ing World
James and Alyssa are 17 years old, but they’re already disappointed with their lives. Her father left her, and his mother committed suicide. These two lonely people find each other and decide to run away from their town. But the purpose of their journey isn’t quite ordinary or normal. There are tears, blood, and rebels — just what a good mini-series needs! And it’s not all about a twisted plot, it’s about psychology and the touching naivety of the main characters.
Patrick Melrose is an aristocrat with lots of money, psychological disorders, and problems. In Patrick’s childhood, his father used to abuse him but he managed to become a prominent person in society. This story of a man struggling with his traumas with the help of alcohol and drugs will definitely grab your attention.
This mini-series begins with the ending: the murder of the main hero, a children’s author named Olivia. Eric Neill is depicted as the prime suspect, but it’s not that simple. Mosaic continues as a flashback to let us know what actually happened to the author. This unusual thriller will make you rack your brain and hold your breath till the shocking ending.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
3 schoolgirls and their teacher disappear after a picnic at the mysterious Hanging Rock on St. Valentine’s Day. It’s a really beautiful and chilling series with Natalie Dormer as the main character.
The Beauty Inside
Alex wakes up as a different person every morning. It’s really difficult to find love when you have such a strange “disorder”. But when people fall in love, it’s all about what’s on the inside, which is the main idea that show’s creators want to convey. This extraordinary series full of romance and pure love provides us with food for thought.
13 Reasons Why
Clay is an ordinary teenager who loves a girl named Hannah who has committed suicide. The boy discovers 7 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah where she describes 13 reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of the reasons. This touching series about teenagers teaches us to be more attentive to the people around us.
The story takes place in New York City at the end of the 19th century. The future president, a psychologist studying mental pathologies, and a crime reporter try to investigate a series of murders that look like a ritual. All the victims are children. This atmospheric series won’t allow you to switch it off.
In 1963, the U.S. government started a project where 100 men and women would embark on a space journey that would take 100 years, assuring the survival of the human race. But after 50 years, a young woman dies under mysterious circumstances. The investigation makes the ship’s crew question the true nature of their mission.
A young woman named Cora stabs a stranger to death in front of multiple witnesses, her husband, and her daughter. But she doesn’t know why she did it. The main idea of this detective story is to show that the police should find out the real motives of a killer before making any rash accusations.
The exploratory ship, Orville has a motley crew on board and embarks on various missions in space. The crew faces cosmic challenges, adventures, and dangers on their way to unexpected discoveries. By the way, The Orville, a series full of witty humor and breathtaking moments, wears its Star Trek influence on its sleeve.
Stephen, an anxious and sensitive Englishman, falls in love with a married French woman. The war interrupts their rapid affair and his memories don’t allow Stephen to lose his mind during the war. It’s an incredibly beautiful mini-series about love, war, and the strength of the mind.
The story takes place in the 27th century. Human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies so that people can live several lives. But this world has lots of problems. An ex-envoy faces one of these problems when a wealthy man hires him to solve the murder of one of the man’s bodies. If you enjoy spectacular shows, you’ll definitely like this one full of futuristic cyberpunk visuals.
Grace, an immigrant housemaid from Ireland, is accused of killing her employer. The woman can’t remember what happened on the day of the murder, but all facts are against her. After 10 years of her imprisonment, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall what happened that day. This series will probably arouse strong emotions and cause you to learn something new about yourself.
Have you already seen any of these shows? Do you want to add anything else to this list? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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