Miniseries Marathon
The miniseries and I were made for each other, long-winded and going on forever!

Archive for August, 2011

Beulah Land (1980)

Read this description: “An epic story of the Old South…follows the trials and tribulations of…a strong-willed woman who runs a thriving plantation in antebellum Georgia.  Married to a man whose wasteful ways take her family to the brink of ruin…struggles, to endure family betrayals, extramarital affairs, financial hardships and General Sherman’s troops in a sweeping […]

SEQUEL ALERT: Rage of Angels: The Story Continues

For the original “Rage of Angels,” click here: http://mmarathon.blogspot.com/2011/05/rage-of-angels-1983.html Who asked for the story to continue? How fondly we remember Jaclyn Smith as Jennifer Parker, the plucky lawyer in the Sidney Sheldon trash-fest “Rage of Angels.”  Definitely not the best of the Sidney Sheldon miniseries, it’s the strangest one from which to draw a sequel […]

Peter the Great (1986)

My two all-time favorite biographies have been made into miniseries.  HBO got to David McCullough’s “John Adams” after the turn of the century and gave it a treatment worthy of the best network miniseries of the 1970s and 1980s.  Robert Massie’s masterpiece “Peter the Great,” as astonishing a work of nonfiction as has ever been produced, was […]