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19 TV Mini-Series That Everyone Needs To Watch

Your weekend binge-watching sorted.

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community about the best TV mini-series they've seen. Here's what they said.

1. The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)

FX

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Sterling K. Brown, and Courtney B. Vance

"At first I thought it was going to be boring, and the only reason I watched the first episode was because it was a spin-off of American Horror Story. I had no idea that 12 episodes about arguing in court could be so riveting."

Submitted by Hayden Veach, Facebook

2. And Then There Were None (2015)

BBC

Starring: Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, and Sam Neill

"A chilling, scary, and thrilling mini-series that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat – it will keep you guessing until the very last second."

Submitted by janeaustinite6

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3. The Night Manager (2016)

AMC / BBC

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki

"The Night Manager is fantastic. I spent the majority of it chewing my nails and actually sweating because the spy stuff was the definition of intense.”

Submitted by jennh6

4. The 10th Kingdom (2000)

Hallmark Entertainment

Starring: Kimberly Williams, John Larroquette, Scott Cohen, Dianne Wiest, and Daniel Lapaine

"It's the story of a New York city girl who ends up in the world of fairytales, where happily ever after didn't last as long as they'd hoped. It's fun and kind of silly, but sweet – a good weekend binge watch."

Submitted by Samantha Hoover, Facebook

5. Over the Garden Wall (2014)

Cartoon Network

Starring: Elijah Wood, Collin Dean, Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Lloyd, Jack Jones, and Samuel Ramey

"The animation is beautiful. It may be primarily for for kids, but it’s also surprisingly deep and dark as well."

Submitted by lokiwolf

6. Generation Kill (2008)

HBO

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands, and Billy Lush

"It's based on the experiences of Evan Wright, a Rolling Stones correspondent, when he went with the First Reconnaissance Battalion of the Marines as they ventured into the Middle East at the onset of the Iraq War."

Submitted by Michelle De Jesús Reyes, Facebook

7. Top of the Lake (2013)

BBC / Sundance Channel

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright, and Holly Hunter

"Top of the Lake had both stirring performances and breathtaking cinematography. Elisabeth Moss is one of my favorites."

Submitted by Annie Gudenkauf, Facebook

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8. American Horror Story: Asylum (2012)

FX

Starring: Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, and James Cromwell

"It's definitely the scariest season of the series, and it has the best performances. Lana Winters is the multi-dimensional protagonist we all deserve. Honestly, Lily Rabe's "You Don't Own Me" and Jessica Lange's "The Name Game" are worth watching the series for on their own."

Submitted by Sydney Grant, Facebook

9. Olive Kitteridge (2014)

HBO

Starring: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Bill Murray

"It’s a slow, dramatic, yet beautiful drama about an eccentric woman named Olive Kitteridge, and her marriage with her husband Henry, which spans almost 25 years."

Submitted by wiryobrenda

10. Into the West (2005)

TNT

Starring: Various

"It's a beautiful story of people surviving the westward expansion and struggling through the 19th century. It also focuses on some of the struggles of the Native Americans over the course of America's history."

Submitted by Jamie Zaccaria, Facebook

11. Political Animals (2012)

USA Network

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Ishibashi, Ellen Burstyn, and Ciarán Hinds

"The plot is phenomenal and the acting is fantastic. It’s relatively short, with only six hour-long episodes. All around, a great show."

Submitted by khaleesikait

12. 11.22.63 (2016)

Hulu

Starring: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, and Daniel Webber

"Lots of history, horror, excitement, romance, and action."

Submitted by JosieAlyvia

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13. Tin Man (2007)

Sci Fi Channel

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Raoul Trujillo, Kathleen Robertson, and Richard Dreyfuss

"An adult Dorothy journeys to Oz in an attempt to stop an evil sorceress and uncover parts of her past with the help of a strange group of unlikely heroes."

Submitted by elizabetha49fdaa484

14. The Pacific (2010)

HBO

Starring: James Badge Dale, Jon Seda, Joseph Mazzello, Ashton Holmes, William Sadler, Jon Bernthal, and Rami Malek

"I can’t begin to describe all the types of feelings you’ll experience watching this WWII drama focused on the stories of three real-life Marines and their respective companies. Come for the visually stunning scenes, stay for the flawless character development."

Submitted by malex97

15. Dead Set (2008)

E4

Starring: Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman, Kevin Eldon, Adam Deacon, and Davina McCall

"If you’re into zombies, Dead Set is really cool. It's a British mini-series about people who are in the Big Brother house while a zombie apocalypse happens. Definitely worth a watch."

Submitted by millyzombiequeenc

16. Deutschland 83 (2015)

FremantleMedia

Starring: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth, Sonja Gerhardt, Ludwig Trepte, Alexander Beyer, and Lisa Tomaschewsky

"Set in the '80s during the Cold War, it's easy to follow even though it’s in German. Martin, played by Jonas Nay, leaves you constantly wondering if he’s as innocent as he seems."

Submitted by odetteyodetteg

17. Harper’s Island (2009)

CBS

Starring: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Katie Cassidy, Cameron Richardson, Adam Campbell, C.J. Thomason, and Jim Beaver

"It contains so many plot twists that I had to watch all 13 episodes in one day."

Submitted by sophiabethh

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18. War and Peace (2016)

BBC

Starring: Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jessie Buckley, Tom Burke, Rebecca Front, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gillian Anderson, and Jim Broadbent

"Beautifully staged, written, and acted. It also allows for those who don’t necessarily want to read the very long book to experience the beauty of Tolstoy."

Submitted by rachelk4a1c77735

19. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

The Movie Network / Starz

Starring: Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Alison Pill, Donald Sutherland, Kate Dickie, and Douglas Booth

"I started watching it one Friday evening and went to bed at four in the morning because we had to watch 'just one more episode'."

Submitted by Ranveig Jangaard Strand, Facebook

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