Categories Poll Wolf Hall

100 Best Miniseries Of All Time – Aug 17, 2020

Wolf Hall Has It All

by Joni Sweet | Lake Geneva Regional News | August 17, 2020

With shelter-at-home orders still in effect, the pandemic has left us with little more to do than veg out in front of the TV. Data released from Comcast in May showed that the average household watched some 66 hours of television each week—more than an additional full workday’s worth of television than people were watching in March.

But after so many stay-at-home months and the uncertainty of how many more there will be, it might be time for some fresh content to indulge in while noshing on takeout. Enter the miniseries. It might just be the perfect format for quarantine life. Miniseries offer the rich visuals and storytelling of cinema, with the ability to binge-watch a few episodes, like conventional television. Plus, you’ve got decades of compelling miniseries to choose from in just about every genre imaginable.

To help narrow down the choices, Stacker collected IMDb data on all miniseries/limited series on July 29, and ranked them according to their IMDb user rating, ties broken by votes. It also looked at reviews from The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Forbes, NPR, The Guardian, and other media to see what the critics have to say.

It should come as no surprise that BBC’s striking nature documentaries score highly on this list. But scattered throughout the rankings, you’ll discover a mix of historical dramas, shocking true crime documentaries, sci-fi favorites, animated works and shows inspired by comics, and police procedurals that put a new twist on an old-school genre.

From visually-stunning nature documentaries to historical war dramas, here are the top 100 miniseries of all time, according to data from IMDb.

Continue reading 100 Best Miniseries Of All Time – Aug 17, 2020

Categories Announcement Billions In Development/ Pre-Production Rumored

Billions Season 5 Set to Return Soon – Aug 17, 2020

Back For More

by Gingersnap | lamina-lewis.com | August 17, 2020

UPDATE: click here

According to this tweet from the Billions official Twitter account today, Billions season 5 is set to return later this year! Tune in to see the cast return to our screens for the remaining five episodes of the season.

And then there’s this from September 20, 2020:

 

Categories Birthday Helen

Happy Birthday Helen McCrory – Aug 17, 2020

Another Trip Around the Sun

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 17, 2020

Happy Birthday to Helen McCrory, a brilliant actress and a kick-ass woman! We give you our top dozen reasons to love her at a sister site here

Categories Announcement Broadcast Media Run This Town

Run This Town Airing on Showtime – Aug 15, 2020

Programming Announcement 

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 15, 2020

Run This Town is set to air on the cable television network Showtime on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard time. Be sure to check your local listings and set your DVRs!

Categories Billions Print Media

Frank Grillo Shares What it Was Like to Work with Damian Lewis on Billions – July 24, 2020

Pizza and Paintings

by Charles Thorp | InsideHook | July 24, 2020

Frank Grillo recently joined InsideHook readers for an intimate live conversation hosted by contributor Charles Thorp. The hard-working actor went in-depth on his experience joining the cast of the Showtime hit Billions as artist Nico Tanner, his work in Marvel’s Avengers franchise as Crossbones, and Netflix’s recent acquisition of his MMA-based series Kingdom.

You can read their conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, below.

InsideHook: How familiar were you with Billions before you joined?

Frank Grillo: I had no idea this show was this big. I did it because I had some down time, and I swear to God I have never been more bombarded by people on a project that I have done. I have to say I agree that it is one of the better shows on television, and no question one of the greatest casts on television. So to step in during their fifth season was a huge pleasure.

Continue reading Frank Grillo Shares What it Was Like to Work with Damian Lewis on Billions – July 24, 2020