16 of the Best Miniseries for Those With Short Attention Spans
Fargo, season 1
This anthology series based on the film of the same name managed to pull off a perfect season of television with its first season. The ten-episode story introduces viewers to small-town husband Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). After a chance meeting with a stranger, Lester sets into motion a series of violent and shocking events that upend his entire Minnesota town. It’s the supporting characters that really make this season of television feel lived in. There’s bumbling Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks), unexpected hero Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman), and dangerous and disturbing Lorne Malvo (Bill Bob Thornton). The trademarks of the midwest are splattered all over this authentic and totally bonkers miniseries!