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Question #89480 posted on 04/25/2017 11:08 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I hate hate hate watching most TV shoes because the plot is designed to carry on forever and ever. What I love is a good mini series that can tell a good story with good characters and knows when to end things. Do you have any good recommendations of mini series that I should check out? Also, where can I watch your recommendations (Netflix, Hulu, old library DVDs perhaps)? Any category or genre is fine!

-Impatient Watcher


Dear Doctor,

Broadchurch. Season 1 is the best. Season 2 was a bit more graphic.

-Tally M.


Dear Impatient ~

A&E Pride and Prejudice. It was a mini series made for TV and knows where to end. And is wonderful. I think that covered all of your requirements. 


Where to find it? Probably half of the girls' apartments in Provo. Or if not, I'm up for a movie night(s). I can provide the DVDs. 


~ Dragon Lady


Dear Uatu,

A Series of Unfortunate Events is an excellently self-contained miniseries on Netflix right now! It's a lot of fun and doesn't run away with itself.

-Inverse Insomniac


Dear Snickerdoodle, 

KOREAN DRAMAS. I've seen My Love from the Star and parts of Fated to Love You and they are simultaneously terrible and amazing. The cheese factor is real, but they're still really good. Katya commented that TV shows that continue on and on with no end in sight is typically an American thing. Shows from other countries or Netflix/Hulu originals can be more contained.



Dear Impatient,

I present for your consideration Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, available on Netflix and Amazon Prime (and possibly other places; I haven't checked). It is a seven-episode miniseries about proper Victorian English gentlemen who use magic and debate about the proper use of magic as only proper Victorian English gentlemen can. 

-Frère Rubik


Impatient, I hear Luther is awesome.

-Extravagant Awesomeness


Dear impatient or just patient enough,

There are a lot of t.v. shoes I like. If a show has good production value, they spend money making even footwear flawless, and it really pulls a scene together.


Good Girls Revolt on Amazon Prime was cancelled after the first season (despite being awesome and well-rated; such a bad decision), and in my opinion has a fairly good ending. It is the story of women working for a magazine in the early 70s and realizing that they want more responsibilities and opportunities. It shows how they go about doing that, dealing with relationships along the way, seeing the world from different angles, etc. 



Dear Perdita X,

Korean dramas do often have potential for some pretty good shoes to watch, but there's this Chinese comedy my husband was watching the other night that had the most fascinating shoes I've ever seen. Like, these shoes were really Out There, you know? (I wonder if it's an Asian thing to have interesting shoes? From my personal experience in Asia, this is probably true). Anyway, if you're more into sneakers, there's actually a documentary series called It's the Shoes. I don't actually know if it's interesting or not, but it might be worth looking into when you've got a while to just loaf around. 



Dear Impatient,

For what it's worth, it appears that most Mexicans feel as you do, because their telenovelas are specifically designed to run their course over a season or two (maybe three?). I don't know if they get translated into English, but there's something for you to look into.

Der Berliner


Dear Sunflower,

I'm rather enjoying Tin Man right now (like, I'm watching it as I'm writing this response). It's only four episodes, albeit very long episodes, and you can find it on Netflix.