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

Archive for the year 2013

I’ll Take Manhattan (1987)

Let this one stew around in your brain for a bit: “I’ll Take Manhattan” was the highest rated American miniseries of the 1986-1987 season.  That means more people watched this claptrap than “Kane and Abel,” “Rage of Angels: The Story Continues,” “Richest Man in the World: The Story of Aristotle Onassis,” “Amerika” and ALL FIVE […]

A Woman Called Golda (1982)

Israel’s first (and so far only) female Prime Minister, Golda Meir, was also one of the most important founders of Israel in 1948 as. She may have looked like someone’s grandmother, but there was a steely unflinching streak that allowed her to deal firmly with her hostile Arab neighbors and even stare down the United […]

A Tale of Two Cities (1980)

Let’s take a romp through literature again, shall we? “The Count of Monte-Cristo” (covered here: and the incorrect spelling is theirs, not mine) was done as a two-hour telemovie.  How?  How does a book most people use as a doorstop due to its size, get so shortened?  Well, in that case, it was pre-miniseries, in the […]

The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

Believe it or not, and even I was starting to wonder, the American miniseries did not always took place in the 1860s or the 1940s.  Let’s get goofier, let’s get more glamorous and let’s bring on the cheese, but without the usual apologies from the dumbest of miniseries (“Beulah Land” or “Pearl” come to mind), […]