The range of series offered by different platforms is increasing. The speed at which the premieres follow one another does not give truce: it is complicated to be up-to-date in terms of viewing. Among so many options, we select some of the best short productions, the kind that can be started and finished in less than 24 hours, ideal for lovers of marathon days.

Mare of Easttown

This season’s miniseries everyone’s talking about and the one to start with … Starring Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective investigating the murder of a young woman. whose corpse appears in the river one year after the disappearance of another girl of the same age. Everything happens at a time when the personal life of the protagonist is not at its best. A thriller of those that you think about for several days … Platform: HBO. Duration: Less than seven hours (seven chapters of less than an hour).

Sky Red

The creator of La Casa de Papel, Lex Pina, signs this fiction whose central theme is prostitution and trafficking in women. Vernica Snchez, Lali Espsito and Yani Prado are Wendy, Coral and Gina, three prostitutes who have to flee from the club where they work in Tenerife when they hurt their pimp: their intention is to flee from the hit men who threaten them. Miguel ngel Silvestre also works in the series. He is Moses, responsible for kidnapping the girls who will later work in the brothel … Platform: Netflix. Duration: Less than four hours (eight chapters of less than 30 minutes).

Collapse

Written and directed by the collective of French filmmakers Les Parasites (Jrmy Bernard, Guillaume Desjardins and Bastien Ughetto), this short but intense production deals with the end of the world without addressing the reason that causes it but focusing on the drama it generates. The eight chapters are self-concluding and shot in sequence and place the viewer in a social world in which there has been a social and ecological collapse. Platform: Your movie. Duration: Less than three hours (eight chapters of 20 min. Approx.).

Lady’s Gambit

The name of this production, set during the Cold War, leaves no room for doubt: the queen’s gambit is a chess opening that consists of offering the queen’s pawn in exchange for better control of the center of the board. Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a young orphan with a prodigious talent for chess thanks to some pills that were supplied to her at the orphanage and that make her watch the games without the need for a board or tokens. As she tries to overcome this addiction, she tries to become the best player in the world by beating her opponents, mainly Russians. Platform: Netflix. Duration: Seven hours (seven chapters of 60 min. Approx.).

The End of the F***ing World

Black humor series based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman. A rebellious girl and teenage psychopath, Alyssa and James, go on a bumpy road trip. His intention is to murder the girl, although things do not go as expected … The second season occurs a couple of years after the end of the first, when the two young men try to regain their normal life. Platform: Netflix. Duration: Five and a half hours (16 episodes of 20-25 minutes; two seasons).

Paquita Salas

The Javis (Calvo and Ambrosi) write and direct this series, starring Brays Efe. The actor plays Paquita Salas, a representative of actors who triumphed in the 90s but who sees her business falter when her main actress unexpectedly leaves her. To save him, start looking for a new talent. Platform: Netflix. Duration: Less than eight hours (11 chapters of 20-30 minutes; three seasons).

Unorthodox

Based on the story of Deborah Feldman, this production caused a sensation during the 2020 lockdown. Shira Haas leaves her ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn to flee an arranged marriage. His idea is to start a new life in Berlin, away from the strict rules of religion. Platform: Netflix. Duration: Less than four hours (four chapters of 55 min. Approx.).

Creedme

Hard and harrowing. This is Believe Me, a miniseries in which the story of a young woman who is raped is told that no one believes, not her closest environment or the police. The plot is based on a press article written by Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong for which they won the Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Report category in 2016. Platform: Netflix. Duration: Less than eight hours (eight chapters of 40-55 min. Approx.).

Fleabag

This British dramedy is written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She is Fleabag, a young woman in her thirties who is going through a life crisis after losing her best friend in rather perverse conditions. Shameless and with a considerable dose of black humor, this fiction breaks the “fourth wall” on numerous occasions by challenging the viewer (with complicit glances and director dialogues) to dare to judge their actions, which are not always acceptable. Platform: Amazon Prime. Duration: Less than six hours (12 episodes of 25 min. Apox .; two seasons).

Chernobyl

Divided into five parts or chapters, this pica series dramatizes the events that occurred in 1986 and that had to do with the Chernbil nuclear accident that kept Europe in check and that was an unprecedented disaster in this city in northern Ukraine. (then still USSR), which affected the entire area. The production not only points to where the error was and the treatment by the government, it also shows the sacrifices of men and women to save the continent from a disaster that could have been even worse. Platform: HBO. Duration: Five hours (five chapters of 60 min. Approx.).


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