4 critically acclaimed miniseries you can start and finish this weekend

Take advantage of these days off to enjoy a good story. A documentary full of intrigue? A fiction full of black humor? We leave you several options.


A drama to let off steam, a black comedy, a fantastic adventure or a documentary to keep thinking about it. Those are the four miniseries -or series with a season- that we recommend you to see this weekend if what you are looking for is a story that absorbs you for a few hours and you can finish it before returning to the routine next Monday. Fancy the plan? Well, write down the titles: The White Lotus, My father, the zodiac killer, Sweet Tooth and Little Fires Everywhere. Each one on a different ‘streaming’ platform so that no one is left out.

The White Lotus (HBO)

A bunch of posh, a luxury resort and an incompetent manager, what can go wrong? Well everything. The White Lotus is a fiction loaded with black humor that follows several vacationers on a paradise island in Hawaii. A family with many issues to resolve, a millionaire who has to reconcile with herself and a newly married couple who do not know what they want. This is the group that comes to the hotel wanting to rest and ends up watching their lives take a 180º turn.

Its first six episodes are available on HBO and if you like them get ready because a second season has been confirmed.

Sweet Tooth (Netflix)

Produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sweet Tooth It has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the last year. After a virus ravages society, half-human, half-animal children begin to be born. This is how Gus arrives, a hybrid with a deer who lives in the wild with his father. After being orphaned at the age of 9, he discovers a buried box with a photograph of what he believes to be his mother and the word ‘Colorado’ written on it.

Critics give it a high A and the public agrees with the note. If you like fantasy and adventure, don’t hesitate to give it a try. It is already renewed for a second season, which can be seen on Netflix.

My father, the zodiac killer (Disney +)

What do you do if, in search of your biological father, you gather enough clues to believe that he is the Zodiac killer, the one they have been looking for since the 60s? Gary L. Stewart grew obsessed with finding his parents after being put up for adoption when he was just a few months old. After finding his mother, he desperately searches for his father and what he discovers will only serve to increase his concern to know who he was.

More than a ‘true crime’ documentary, what it explores My father, the zodiac killer It is that obsession that has dominated Stewart throughout his adult life. It’s available in full on Disney +.

Little Fires Everywhere (Amazon)

In March 2020 it was released Little Fires Everywhere, a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Celeste Ng -published in 2017-. It tells the story of Elena Richardson, a journalist and mother with an idyllic life, and Mia Warren, a nomadic artist who travels with her daughter Pearl to different parts of the United States. The series gradually unravels the past of these two women as it explores the issue of motherhood from different points of view.

Critics highlight the tandem made up of Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the two actresses who bear the weight of this drama. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

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