shows I want to see: limited series
shows I want to see action/adventure / animated / anime / anthology / detectives / drama / fantasy / horror / kid/teen / legal / period / sci-fi / sitcoms / sketch / superheroes / supernatural & paranormal
see also: DCOMs / limited series / Masterpiece/Mystery / miniseries / shows I've missed since 2011 / specials / TV movies (2011-present) / Wonderful World of Disney

The Alienist, on TNT
Amazon; A.V. Club; IMDb; PopHorror; TNT; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

This 10-episode series aired in 2018. It's based on a 1994 novel, which I haven't read, and is set in 1896. I'd like to check it out, but I don't get TNT. And... I'm not certain that there won't be a second season. If there is, I'll try to remember to move this entry to "period shows I want to see."


Band of Brothers, on HBO
Amazon; Amblin; A.V. Club; Crave; HBO; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; TWoP; Wikipedia

Never saw it, on account of not having HBO. But I was aware of it, when it first aired in 2001. There was a 2010 companion series called "The Pacific," which I might want to check out someday, but certainly not until after I've seen this. If I ever do.


Black Panther, on ABC3 (Australia) / BET (USA)
Amazon; Hudlin Entertainment; IMDb; MAU Wiki; Marvel Database; Shout! Factory; titmouse; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikipedia; YouTube

This is a 6-episode motion comic series that aired two episodes per week, originally in Australia in January 2010, and later in the US, in November 2011. (It was produced by BET, so I'm not sure why it didn't air there first, but whatever.) I don't recall whether I was aware of it until several years after it first aired, but I doubt it. Anyway, I should really get around to watching it at any time, since it's now on YouTube. But I always have so many other shows on my plate, so we'll see. (Note: Amazon lists 12 episodes, each half the length of one of the six 20-minute episodes. I'm not sure why that is, but maybe it'll make sense when I watch the series... and if they really did air in that format, I might list the series as a microseries instead of a limited series.)


The Camomile Lawn, on Channel 4 (UK)
Amazon; Channel 4; Hulu; IMDb; TV.com; Wikipedia

This was a 5-episode serial. I know I saw at least part of it, maybe all of it, but I don't remember it well. I know it had some beautiful girls. I should see it again someday, and write a proper review. Meanwhile, I advise viewer discretion.


Children of the Stones, on ITV (UK)
BFI Screenonline; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This is a British serial from 1977. I don't really know anything about it, but I would like to watch it someday.


Dirk Gently, on BBC Four (UK)
Acorn Media; Amazon; A.V. Club; BBC; BritBox; IMDb; Thrilling Detective; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikia; Wikipedia

This ran for four episodes, one in 2010 and three in 2012. It's sort of an adaptation of Douglas Adams's "Dirk Gently" books. I'm not sure if it really qualifies as a limited series, since it had the potential to be continued, and just wasn't. But whatever, I'm a fan of the books, so I hope to see the show someday. (In 2016, BBC America produced a series called "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency," which was also inspired by Adams's books, but which is not related to this series.)


Evermoor, on Disney Channel UK
Disney Channel; Disney UK; Disney Wiki; IMDb; TV Tango; Wikia; Wikipedia

A 4-episode British serial, which I can't watch on account of not currently having Disney Channel. (I guess this was originally intended to be a TV movie, but it aired as a limited series.)


From the Earth to the Moon, on HBO
Crave; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I didn't get to see this, on account of not having HBO. But I was aware of it when it first aired in 1998, and I always thought it sounded interesting.


Into the West, on TNT
Amblin; IMDb; TNT; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I'm sure I was aware of this when it first aired in 2005, and I'm sure I had some interest in it, but I don't think I saw it.


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, on BBC One (UK)
Amazon; A.V. Club; BBC; BBC America; Dread Central; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

A 7-episode serial that I haven't gotten to see, because I don't currently have BBC America.


Kingdom Hospital, on ABC
IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; TWoP; Wikia; Wikipedia

A series developed by Stephen King in 2004, based on a 1994 Danish miniseries called "The Kingdom" (which I haven't seen). I reckon when this aired I was probably watching stuff on another channel, but I'm not sure if I would have been interested even if I wasn't watching anything else. Still, in hindsight, I wouldn't mind checking it out, someday.


Lipstick on Your Collar, on Channel 4 (UK)
Channel 4; IMDb; Wikipedia

This was a 6-episode serial. I saw at least part of it, but I don't remember it well. (I advise viewer discretion.) There were a couple familiar guys in the cast, Clive Francis and Ewan McGregor, maybe a few others. And there were some beautiful girls. And it was some kind of weird musical, I think. Or rather one of those things that sort of makes fun of the bizarreness of musicals. Or something. Anyway, it was weird.


Mars, on National Geographic Channel / FX
Amazon; FX; IMDb; IMSF; NGC; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

A 6-part docudrama that blends facts and interviews from 2016 with a science fiction story set in 2033. Unfortunately, I can't watch it, because I don't get NGC.


The Pacific, on HBO
Amazon; Amblin; A.V. Club; Crave; HBO; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

A 2010 companion to the 2001 series "Band of Brothers." Since I never saw that (and of course since I didn't have HBO), I didn't see this, either. But maybe someday I will.


Pride and Prejudice, on BBC One (UK) / A&E (USA)
A&E Shop; Amazon; BBC; BritBox; IMDb; Lionsgate; PBS; TV.com; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

This aired in the U.K. in 1995, and in the U.S. in 1996. The production had been partly funded by A&E, which is the network it originally aired on, here. But in 2008, it was rebroadcast by PBS on Masterpiece Theatre. I'm sure I was aware of it when it was on A&E, but I don't remember whether I saw it or not. Although I cannot imagine that I've never seen any version of the story. So it's possible I saw this. There was also a theatrical film in 2005, which it's also possible I saw on TV or something, but I'm just not sure. Whatever the case, this serial is probably the version I'm most interested in seeing. (I vaguely recall being aware of A&E airing several period serials in the mid-90s; in addition to this there were "Emma" and "Jane Eyre," possibly others. I seem to recall a DVD box set including those and probably some other things, which I wanted to get someday, but it would've been way too expensive. Looking for it now, I'm not sure anything I find is exactly what I remember. But... that's fine, I guess.)


Shadow of the Stone, on ITV (UK)
IMDb; Wikipedia

I don't know what to say except this sounds like something I'd like to see.


The Spoils of Babylon, on IFC
Amazon; A.V. Club; IFC; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

I never saw it, on account of not getting IFC. But I was aware of it, when it first aired in 2014. And it sounds like something I might like to see someday.


Tales of the City, on Channel 4 (UK) / PBS (USA)
Acorn Media; Amazon; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Based on the book by Armistead Maupin, which I haven't read. This first aired in the U.K. in 1993, and in the U.S. in 1994. I'm sure I was aware of it at the time, and I feel like I might have seen bits and pieces, while channel surfing. Or not. Anyway, it doesn't seem like something that would necessarily appeal to me, but I am a bit curious about it. Also it spawned two sequels, which aired on Showtime.


Wild Palms, on ABC
IMDb; MGM; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I remember reading about this just before it came out in 1993, and it sounded like something I'd like to see, but I didn't get ABC at the time.



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