Short series

List of the best short series selected by visitors to our site: Chernobyl, Good Omens, 11.22.63, Patrick Melrose, Olive Kitteridge, Millennium, Single Father, Little Dorrit, Hatfields & McCoys, The Take.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Chernobyl (2019)
Markimdb: 9.4
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotPolitics, Disasters, Self-sacrifice
PlaceForest, Russia, Ukraine, USSR
TimeDark ones
StyleBased on real events, Touching, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Worth watching

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Good Omens (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWitches, Angels, Demons
PlotSupernatural, Apocalypse, Religion, Death
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Fancy, Short

Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

11.22.63 (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotTime travel, Fate, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Philosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action

An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.

Patrick Melrose (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDepression, Fate
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, For men, Short

A critical and often humorous look at the upper class, tracking the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.

Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Markimdb: 8.3
CharactersFamily, Mathematicians, Mothers, Teachers, Parents
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Short

A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community.

Millennium (2010)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark
CharactersHackers, Detectives, Journalists

Based on Stieg Larsson's literary phenomenon and featuring and Award winning* breakthrough performance by Noomi Rapace, the trilogy follows the unlikely heroine Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.A past full of secrets that a mysterious underground Government group would kill to keep hidden.The Millennium TV miniseries is a compilation of the three Swedish film adaptations, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest with extended scenes, adding more depth in both the stories and the characters. It was divided into 6 episodes total, with each episode of the series about 93 minutes long, making the television series about 119 minutes longer than the movies.* Noomie Rapace, Best Actress, Empire Awards 2011

Single Father (2010)
Markimdb: 7.8
CountryUnited Kingdom

Dave is facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife. And things get even more complicated when he falls in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah. Single Father asks how soon is too soon to fall in love again?

Little Dorrit (2008)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPoor, Widows
PlotDeath, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Short

Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her employer's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, western, military, history
PlaceWild West

It’s the true American story of a legendary family feud—one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy.. Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between their families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another civil war.

The Take (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlaceEngland, Prison
StyleFascinating, Short

Freddie Jackson is released from prison in 1984 having served a four-year sentence for armed robbery. His wife Jackie, who has been waiting for him on the outside in the mistaken belief that that he wants to go straight, soon finds herself disappointed: Freddie is in fact raring to get back into the game and has set his sights on becoming top dog in the East End underworld.

The Escape Artist (2013)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
StyleAction, Short, Twisted plot

A chilling and bloody legal thriller that explores the line between law and justice. Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm, specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results, not to mention a shocking twist.

Mildred Pierce (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersParents, Housewives
PlotDepression, Divorce
StyleDark, Short

Mildred Pierce depicts an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother during the Great Depression who finds herself separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all the while trying to earn her spoiled, narcissistic daughter's love and respect.

The Crimson Petal and the White (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Short, By books

Follow Sugar into the underbelly of Victorian London seething with vitality, sexuality, ambition and emotion.

The Night Manager (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
StyleAction, Short, Twisted plot

Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper, Pine must himself become a criminal.

Houdini (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersWizards, Spy, Magicians, Artists
StyleBased on real events, Spectacular, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Short

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

And Then There Were None (2015)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotDeath, Survival, Investigation, Weapons
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Short, Twisted plot

Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts -- the improbably named Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen -- the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilization. Very soon, the guests, each struggling with their conscience, will start to die -- one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys' -- a rhyme that hangs in every room of the house and ends with the most terrifying words of all: '... and then there were none.

Dead Set (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Cannibals
PlotSupernatural, Death, Survival

Dead Set is a critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated British television black comic horror drama created by Charlie Brooker. The show takes place primarily on the set of a fictional series of the real television show Big Brother. The five episodes, aired over five consecutive nights, chronicle a zombie outbreak that strands the housemates and production staff inside the Big Brother House, which quickly becomes a shelter from the undead. Dead Set is a production of Zeppotron, part of the Endemol group of production and distribution companies that produces the actual Big Brother. Dead Set first aired on E4 starting on 27 October 2008, just six weeks after the end of Big Brother 2008 on that same channel.

The Great Train Robbery (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Partners
PlaceTrains, England
StyleBased on real events, Fascinating, Action, Short

8 August 1963: Britain wakes up to news of the biggest robbery in the country’s history. A train has been hijacked and robbed, 35 miles from its arrival in central London. The country is stunned. Who could be behind it? How did they pull off such an audacious raid?

The Slap (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
StyleAction, Short, Fascinating, By books

A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core values of all who are pulled into it.

WandaVision (2021)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, drama
CharactersWitches, Superhero
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Depression
PlaceUSA, Small towns
StyleFancy, Short, Marvel, Women in the lead roles

Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.