Tuesday, 24 July 2012
After mulling over the thoughts of my last post (see: MY LAST POST), I realized there must be more mini-series on my motion pictures list besides just Roots. So I opened up my list of every motion picture I’ve seen, and sorted them by catergory. This collected all the made-for-TV movies together, allowing me to scan through that relatively short selection and see which ones are mini-series.
Turns out, I had forgotten about V, both the original series, and The Final Battle. So I deleted those from my list, too. Then there was Tin Man, a mini-series my wife and I just watched a couple of years ago. It stars Zooey Deschanel, too, so shame on me for forgetting about it. Also in the mini-series catergory was Alice in Wonderland, a 1985 series I watched as a kid and, pretty much have completely forgotten about.
Besides these mini-series, the only other possible contender on my list was Anne of Green Gables. But then I looked it up at IMDb, and realized that both it and the sequel were not mini-series but were, in fact, really long movies. So Anne stays.
Naturally, I figured I now needed to have a separate list of mini-series that I’ve seen, so I whipped me up a new list. Then I thought, hey – if I’m gonna have a list of mini-series I’ve seen, then I also need a list of maxi-series…you know, regular TV shows? So I made that list, too.
Here they are:
You may be surprised to note that Survivor and The Amazing Race are not on this list. That’s because there are a few seasons I have not watched, and everyonce in a while, I miss an episode. I’m currently ploughing through Better Off Ted, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, and Modern Family, so I’ll be adding those soon, too. If I was to expand this list to “Series I’ve seen loads of,” then I’d have to add in all sorts of embarrassing stuff I watched as a kid, such as Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Golden Girls, Happy Days, Family Ties, Gilligan’s Island, Bewitch, I Dream of Jeannie, Macgyver, as well as some long-standing shows I couldn’t possibly catch in their entirety, like The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live.