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Why miniseries are made for mums (and the 5 shows we’ve just binged)

In Features, Stories, Watch, Read, Listen by Nicole Fuge

Miniseries have become the ultimate me-time must-have for mums (especially those of us with cat nappers). Here’s what we’ve been watching.

By Mama Disrupt®

Wanna know your secret weapon in the battle against hectic schedules and endless to-do lists? Miniseries. In a world where finding time for yourself feels like winning the lottery, these bite-sized wonders are a game-changer for modern mums like you.

It’s time to lose yourself in a miniseries marathon, mama!

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The Lowdown on Miniseries

So, what’s the deal with miniseries? Well, picture this: you’ve finally got a moment to yourself after putting the little ones to bed, and you’re craving some quality screen time. But who has the energy to commit to a long-running series or wait around for new episodes? That’s where miniseries swoop in to save the day. With a compact number of episodes, you can dive into a captivating story without worrying about getting sucked into a never-ending binge-watching spiral.

Instant Gratification, Anyone?

Let’s be real – patience isn’t exactly a virtue when you’re a busy mum. That’s why miniseries are like a breath of fresh air. Say goodbye to the days of waiting anxiously for the next episode to drop or enduring those agonising hiatuses between seasons.

Miniseries deliver the goods in one fell swoop, giving you that instant gratification you crave. Whether you’re into nail-biting mysteries, heartwarming dramas, or side-splitting comedies, these mini marvels ensure you’re never left hanging.

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Watch on Your Terms

Life as a mum is anything but predictable, right? That’s why flexibility is key, and miniseries totally get it. Whether you’ve got a spare moment during naptime, a quick breather while the kids are occupied, or a late-night date with your sofa after bedtime, miniseries fit seamlessly into your schedule. No pressure, no fuss – just you and some seriously binge-worthy entertainment.

Quality Trumps Quantity

In a world overflowing with content, miniseries are a breath of fresh air. With their limited episode counts, creators are forced to focus on quality over quantity, delivering tightly woven narratives that hook you from the get-go. Translation? You’re guaranteed a satisfying viewing experience every time, without the risk of getting lost in the abyss of endless episodes.

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What we’ve been watching
One Day

Picture this: college graduation, you meet this intriguing person, bam! Instant connection. But then life gets real, you gotta chase your dreams (Emma, the writer, in this case) and Mr. Charisma (Dexter) jets off to who-knows-where. Except, fate’s a funny thing. Every year, on the same day, their paths keep crossing. Over two decades, we see them navigate love, loss, chasing ambitions, and maybe, just maybe, rekindling that spark. Buckle up for a rollercoaster of friendship, missed chances, and a whole lot of “will they, won’t they?” based on David Nicholls’ bestseller, One Day.

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Sharp Objects

Camille Preaker is a reporter – fresh out of a psych ward – who has a past darker than a Missouri night. So when her boss sends her back to her gossipy hometown to sniff out what happened to two missing teens, it gets weird. Between flashbacks to high school hell and dodging picture-perfect mum’s barbs, Camille’s gotta navigate small-town drama, dredge up buried secrets, and maybe even confront a few of her own demons. Buckle up for Sharp Objects, a twisty thriller where the lines between truth, trauma, and Southern charm get mighty blurred.

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The Regime

It’s like Game of Thrones, but with paranoia and power struggles behind velvet ropes. The Regime takes us inside a crumbling European dictatorship for a year; where the leader, Chancellor Elena Vernham clings to power while her health (and her sanity) go south. Then there’s Herbert, a rough-around-the-edges soldier who becomes her unlikely confidante. As their bond gets twisted, Elena’s grip loosens, and the whole palace – heck, the country – starts to crack. Buckle up for political intrigue, dark secrets, and a whole lot of “who will survive the fallout?”

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Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane is BFF goals turned into a miniseries! Meet Tully, the dark-haired firecracker, and Kate, her bookworm neighbour. From awkward teen years navigating friendships, boys, and bad ’80s fashion, their bond is ride-or-die. Fast forward through life’s messy chapters – first loves, career wins, motherhood woes – these two are there for each other, thick and thin. But can their friendship survive a shocking present-day event that threatens to tear them apart? Firefly Lane is a heartwarming (with some tears, let’s be real) story about the power of female friendship that lasts a lifetime.

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When Alex flees an abusive relationship with nothing but her daughter and the clothes on her back, she is forced to hide out in a shelter, where she juggles daycare woes and a job cleaning fancy houses for minimum wage. All while dodging her manipulative ex. But Alex is a fighter. She dreams of becoming a writer and uses her cleaning gigs to glimpse into the lives of others, fueling her stories. Maid is a raw look at escaping abuse. The struggle for a better life. And the unyielding strength of a mama bear protecting her cub.

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