The Miniseries Conundrum (Dekalog, Hellsing Ultimate, Erased, TEOTFW)

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Hey all,

I'm trying to update the Type/Format of Kieslowski's Dekalog (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092337/?ref_=nv_sr_1) and Hellsing Ultimate (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0495212/?ref_=nv_sr_1) from TV Series to Miniseries, specifically because Dekalog was always planned to end with 10 episodes (the definition of a miniseries) and Hellsing Ultimate is an OVA (the anime equivalent of a miniseries like FLCL or Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal). If anyone has any reasons not do so let me know.

I'd also like to know whether you believe Erased (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5249462/?ref_=nv_sr_2) and The End of the F***ing World (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6257970/?ref_=nv_sr_1) are TV Series or Miniseries, as they both ran for only 1 short season and concluded with no further plans for continuation, but do not appear to have an official production information deeming them as the latter.
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Hi Adam One -

If a title was released and advertised as a mini-series (usually stated by the production company or distributor) with a set number of episodes and a planned beginning and end-date, this would classify a title to be listed as a mini-series on the site.

Concerning the titles you referenced, "Erased" and "The End of the F***ing World" these are currently being advertised as Season 1 of a show on Netflix, so I would consider them to be a TV Series listing, unless you have other valid sources where these shows are specifically referenced as a mini-series.

I hope this helps clarify!
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Yes it does thank you and what about Dekalog and Hellsing Ultimate for which there are valid reasons to consider them miniseries?
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One thing about Dekalog that seems less like a miniseries is that it's several separate stories, although related.
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I see what you mean but I think the fact that it's called Dekalog establishes it as a 10-episode limited series and not a normal TV series.
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Hi Adam One -

If the title is advertised or referenced as a "limited series", then it should be listed as a "mini-series".