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#72(NEW) The Pacific (2010)
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#71(NEW) Storm of the Century (1999)
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#70(NEW) Kino no tabi (2003)
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#69(NEW) Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (1972)
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#68(NEW) The Blue Planet (2001)
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#67(NEW) Generation Kill (2008)
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#66(NEW) Traffik (1989)
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#65(NEW) DumbLand (2002)
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Never heard about that Dumbland Series...
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I don't think the number of season has that much to do with it really. If a series is on a weekly schedule, made to fill a TV slot and spans a normal TV-series number of episodes, it's a TV series. Lain, Haibane, Boogiepop and Kino no Tabi all fit that profile (I'm also missing Texhnolyze, another single-season series that would fit this list). These are episodic series with a (slightly) overarching narrative that have aired on TV like any other normal TV-series.

Edit: oh look, there's Kino no Tabi :D
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Onderhond wrote: March 10th, 2020, 12:54 pm I don't think the number of season has that much to do with it really. If a series is on a weekly schedule, made to fill a TV slot and spans a normal TV-series number of episodes, it's a TV series. Lain, Haibane, Boogiepop and Kino no Tabi all fit that profile (I'm also missing Texhnolyze, another single-season series that would fit this list). These are episodic series with a (slightly) overarching narrative that have aired on TV like any other normal TV-series.

Edit: oh look, there's Kino no Tabi :D
I don't agree. I fail to see how something like Band of Brothers would qualify as a mini-series by that definition: it aired every week in the same slot a regular series would have, and while it had less episode than most series did back then, 10 episodes has since become the average lenght of an American TV series. And it seems pretty sketchy to me to try and evaluate things based on number of episodes, as standards differ wildly from country to country in that regard.
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My guess is that Band of Brothers wasn't "made to fill a TV slot", but I'm not too aware of the production process or airing schedule.

And I'm not going to try and give a comprehensive, exhaustive definition of what is and what isn't a mini-series, because that always leads to exceptions and edge cases. All I see is that under current conditions a bunch of regular TV series have entered the list.
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So many unofficial entries. Would be great if we‘d have another mini-series list. We also should have a small list on serials.

Happy that it‘s a top 125 list. I‘ve discovered some things. Eg eager to watch ‚Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995)‘.
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Onderhond wrote: March 10th, 2020, 1:07 pm And I'm not going to try and give a comprehensive, exhaustive definition of what is and what isn't a mini-series, because that always leads to exceptions and edge cases. All I see is that under current conditions a bunch of regular TV series have entered the list.
For the purpose of a poll, I think simple rules are better than complicated rules, because we want it to be easy to participate, but we also want everyone to use the same rules. A list of 20 countries with a different rule for each country would be too complicated.
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#64(NEW) Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004)
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#63(NEW) Going Postal (2010)
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#62(NEW) De zevensprong (1982)
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#61(NEW) Frozen Planet (2011)
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#60(NEW) Unknown Chaplin (1983)
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#59(NEW) The Shining (1997)
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#58(NEW) Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972)
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#57(NEW) The Maxx (1995)
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#56(NEW) Watchmen (2019)
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mjf314 wrote: March 10th, 2020, 1:28 pm For the purpose of a poll, I think simple rules are better than complicated rules, because we want it to be easy to participate, but we also want everyone to use the same rules. A list of 20 countries with a different rule for each country would be too complicated.
I don't disagree, I just don't like the fact that the moment there are rules, all common sense seems to go out of the window and people are desperately looking to smuggle in as many titles as possible that fit the rules.
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#55(NEW) Baseball (1994)
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#54(NEW) The Civil War (1990)
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#53(NEW) The Untold History of the United States (2012)
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Teproc wrote: March 10th, 2020, 12:39 pm I guess the question is: was there any intention of making other seasons ? That's what makes things like Firefly clearly not miniseries to me, but I don't know enough about the anime world to know how these things work.
Firefly is not a miniseries as it's not a continous plot but "monster of the week" series. It wouldn't fit the definition either way.
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#52(NEW) The Keepers (2017)
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#51(NEW) Yojôhan shinwa taikei (2010)
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#50(NEW) The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
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#45(NEW) FLCL (2000)
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Onderhond wrote: March 10th, 2020, 1:07 pm My guess is that Band of Brothers wasn't "made to fill a TV slot", but I'm not too aware of the production process or airing schedule.

And I'm not going to try and give a comprehensive, exhaustive definition of what is and what isn't a mini-series, because that always leads to exceptions and edge cases. All I see is that under current conditions a bunch of regular TV series have entered the list.
Most mini-series are made for TV and therefor made "to fill a TV slot". So I don't understand your division between tv-series and mini-series.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: March 10th, 2020, 2:18 pm Most mini-series are made for TV and therefor made "to fill a TV slot". So I don't understand your division between tv-series and mini-series.
Fair enough, but I don't understand the poll's rules either since there are quite a few TV series entering the list.
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#44(NEW) The Stand (1994)
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#43(NEW) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
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