Top 5 short TV seasons to binge when you're working away from home

Tuesday 23 January 2018 by Jessica Mendoza Working away from home is undoubtedly the best time to indulge in that mini-series you’ve been dying to watch but unable to conquer at home when you’ve lost the “what shall we watch” argument with your partner. We’ve all been there.

 

Whether you’re in the mood for one hour or eight, you’re bound to find something to watch among the five mini-series we’ve listed below: 

 

Mind Hunter

American drama, 10 episodes

Catching a criminal today usually  requires the authorities to get inside the villain's mind and figure out how he thinks. Mind Hunter is set in the 1977 and that's the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches, interviewing past criminals one by one in a gripping and fascinating drama… and don’t panic – it’s coming back for Season Two.

 

Planet Earth

Nature documentary, two seasons

10 years’ worth of incredible shots of previously unknown and underappreciated species. National treasure Sir David Attenborough takes you on a journey into the natural world in a series that is both ground-breaking and breath-taking.  A must watch.

 

The Sinner

Thriller/Drama, eight episodes

Young mother Cora is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage that leads her to commit a startling, and very public, act of violence, with no explanation as to why. Detective Harry Ambrose begins his investigation and becomes obsessed with uncovering Cora's hidden motive, the two work together to try to understand what triggered the event, revealing the violent secrets hidden in her past…

 

Black Mirror

British television, four short seasons

Sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that explore techno-paranoia. Black Mirror taps into the collective unease about the modern world and leaves you questioning whether or not you should leave your smart phone at home. Each episode is its own story – so it’s perfect when you’ve only got one hour to fill.

 

Manhunt

American drama, eight episodes

The story of the FBI's hunt for the Unabomber in the 1990s. Agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerld, a fresh-faced criminal profiler with the agency, faces an uphill battle in tracking the infamous criminal but also has to fight against the bureaucracy of the Unabom Task Force, of which he is a part. Although Fitz pioneers the use of forensic linguistics, others in the UTF dismiss his maverick ideas and new approaches…

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