2 hr 5 min

Episode 33: The Film Freaks Bring You the TV Mini-Series‪!‬ Film Freaks Forever!

    • TV & Film

Way before streaming services came along and could easily show "limited series" like “The Queen's Gambit,” “Godless,” or “Mare of Easttown,” broadcast television back in the day excitedly came up with a new special way to present longer programs. Thus, the mini-series exploded in the 1970s and was a popular form of television entertainment for decades.
Social phenomenon like “Roots” were hugely popular, as was “The Thorn Birds,” but your Film Freaks highlight four terrific TV mini-series that helped set the mold and deliver fabulous entertainment you could enjoy from the comfort of your very own home. These programs helped make stars of performers like Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep, Jane Seymour, etc. Everything from the Frankenstein monster to feuding brothers to war criminals on trial to a powerful look at the Holocaust of World War II. Other actors discussed include Nick Nolte, Leslie Caron, Ed Asner, Michael Moriarty, Sir John Gielgud, Agnes Moorhead, and many more.
So come join the Film Freaks as they discuss the history of this successful genre and shine a light on four of the best mini-series ever made for television.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm.

Way before streaming services came along and could easily show "limited series" like “The Queen's Gambit,” “Godless,” or “Mare of Easttown,” broadcast television back in the day excitedly came up with a new special way to present longer programs. Thus, the mini-series exploded in the 1970s and was a popular form of television entertainment for decades.
Social phenomenon like “Roots” were hugely popular, as was “The Thorn Birds,” but your Film Freaks highlight four terrific TV mini-series that helped set the mold and deliver fabulous entertainment you could enjoy from the comfort of your very own home. These programs helped make stars of performers like Anthony Hopkins, Meryl Streep, Jane Seymour, etc. Everything from the Frankenstein monster to feuding brothers to war criminals on trial to a powerful look at the Holocaust of World War II. Other actors discussed include Nick Nolte, Leslie Caron, Ed Asner, Michael Moriarty, Sir John Gielgud, Agnes Moorhead, and many more.
So come join the Film Freaks as they discuss the history of this successful genre and shine a light on four of the best mini-series ever made for television.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Libro.fm.

2 hr 5 min

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