cluster wrote:Is wikipedia the source for the clear definition of mini-serie? i guess it is correct as definitions go.
As the wiki article alludes to miniseries is an inherently vague term, but yes I personally think that definition is more in the spirit of how the term is used than imdb's: http://www.imdb.com/help/search?domain= ... titletypes
As for why "The Civil War" is acceptable it's because IMDB used to list it as a mini-series, so I guess when it was added the moderators approved it on that basis. If it were submitted now I guess it would not be accepted. The same is true for a few others.