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The 10 Best Limited Series of 2017

The 10 Best Limited Series of 2017

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Share Tweet Submit Pin The proliferation of the limited series, the umbrella term for miniseries and anthologies, has been one of the defining features of “peak TV” (thanks, Ryan Murphy ), but 2017 might be the first in which limited series truly dominated the TV conversation. Though it turned out not to be so “limited” after all, HBO’s Big Little Lies —which we decided to remove from this list after its Season Two pick-up—led the way, followed by Feud: Bette and Joan , Fargo and the conversation piece to end all conversation pieces, Twin Peaks: The Return . (Yes, it’s a continuation of an ongoing narrative, but Showtime is calling it a “limited event series,” so why not? It’s been a quarter century, after all.) Throw in two potent, timely broadcast programs, a magisterial treatment of The Vietnam War, a period Western, the year’s other Margaret Atwood adaptation, and […]

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