Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew Gilbert Globe Staff November 21, 2018 Not too long ago, the TV miniseries had become a junky format. Often produced by Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr., these four-or-more-hour-long epics merged FX-heavy action with familiar story lines, from “Noah’s Ark” and “Arabian Nights” to “Moby Dick” and “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns,” the latter of which played like a Lucky Charms commercial run amok. They were blockbuster headaches, with only PBS “Masterpiece” and its intelligent miniseries adaptations offering a quality alternative.But at this moment, the miniseries is one of the most creatively vital formats on TV. While we now binge ourselves into a stupor watching season upon season of TV shows, we apparently also appreciate a contained story line with a relatively small number of episodes. … [Read more...] about Miniseries are having a moment. Here are 10 that stand out.