Every HBO Miniseries Ranked Worst To Best

38. The Far Pavilions (1984)

The New Pope
HBO

The Far Pavilions was the first miniseries released by HBO, and it shows just how unrefined the network was in those early days. The story of a soldier who has fallen in love with an Indian princess (the very non-Indian Amy Irving), The Far Pavilions works as an ill-advised lesson on how not to pace a story and not much else.

Long, meandering and weirdly undeveloped in terms of character and setting, the miniseries is a sloppy attempt at romantic drama that only ranks higher than The Casual Vacancy because it has brief splashes of semi-decent cinematography.

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