A miniseries (or mini-series) is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes. The term “serial” is used in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations, though its meaning does not necessarily equate to “miniseries” in its usage.
After you watch the first twenty minutes, you will say to yourself hey this is cool. Do yourself a favor and turn off the TV. It is the only way to preserve the feeling.
Too long and slow for its good Ken Burns baseball sounds like the old uncle repeating the same stories long after he made his point.
The lack of a character or two that can be followed from episode to episode gives one little reason to invest in the slower episodes.