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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Lord Jim » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm

Gee, you'd think a fella who's so prissy about grammar would have a better knowledge of the alphabet... :P
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Big RR » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm

You mean it's not about W?
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Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby RayThom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:39 pm

I don't subscribe to premium channels.

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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Scooter » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:25 pm

Ray got to it first.
White privilege is a thing.

What goes on in a woman's uterus is none of your fucking business.

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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Lord Jim » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:45 pm

One of my favorite scenes; the gazelles throw a welcome party for the lions:



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Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby RayThom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Are you shitting me?

I thought you were looking for...

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Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby RayThom » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:38 am

BTW -- I don't subscribe to premium channels so I haven't a clue as to what constitutes a miniseries, or a short lived, arced, group of stories.
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Scooter » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 am

Most miniseries and made-for-TV movies were on network television.
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Crackpot » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:50 am

RayThom wrote:BTW -- I don't subscribe to premium channels so I haven't a clue as to what constitutes a miniseries, or a short lived, arced, group of stories.


So you’re saying you his will hinder your ability to give wrong answers?
Okay... There's all kinds of things wrong with what you just said.
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Lord Jim » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:52 am

Scooter wrote:Most miniseries and made-for-TV movies were on network television.


As I recall, the very first mini-series was Roots, long before the advent of cable...

In fact most of the best known mini-series were probably created in the 70s and 80s,...
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Scooter » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:05 pm

Rich Man, Poor Man came before, there may have been others, but Roots probably established the viability of the format.
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Lord Jim » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:19 pm

I believe the made-for-TV-movie concept goes back to the late 60s, with ABC's Movie Of The Week
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Re: Name that made-for-TV movie or miniseries

Postby Big RR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 pm

And a little after that came limited run shows in rotation. I recall NBC had a "series" called "The Bold Ones" which had (at various times), 3-5 different series run in a rotation (one about doctors, one about lawyers, one about police, even one about a senator. Another similar NBC series, The Mystery Movie, spawned Columbo and MccCoud and McMKillan and wife. Not exactly miniseries, but a way to use unproduced pilots and market the show to audinces, probably for less money, as those involved were seeking to keep costs down in the hopes it would be picked up.
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