And, they were all so good you didn't even mind that it destroyed your whole week or week & a day. And at the end of it you were tired, behind on homework, behind on laundry, uplifted and you knew you had been through something. Later, when the mini-series shrank till it shrank itself out of existence they simply weren't as good. My favorites were ROOTS, NORTH & SOUTHs, THORNBIRDS and then changing channels SHOGUN. Thns for reminding me ... fond memories.