Chernobyl - watch it

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  1. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Just finished up watching HBO's Chernobyl Mini-Series. Do yourself a favor and watch it. If you don't have HBO, figure out a way to watch the show. Its fantastic, well researched, superbly acted, and devastating. The first episode is sad, tense, frustrating, and so true. Also, follow it up with the Podcast that accompanies each episode. The writer/producer talks with Peter Segal and breakdowns the events and explains what in the show was true and what was modified for the dramatic TV series.

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  2. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I finished it up last night, excellent miniseries!
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Looks good
  4. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Finished it the night before last, it was awesome.

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  5. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Oh it is. Horrifying, but good.

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  6. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    The entire first episode I was just staring dumbfounded and full of sadness that all these people unwittingly went to their deaths because they had no concept of what was happening. It was the scariest and creepiest horror movie I've seen in years.
  7. Finished it the other night. Very well done. I was a Navy and civilian Nuclear Operator and even though I was well versed, still found it shocking. Was poking holes in the middle of the Pacific aboard the USS Salt Lake City, SSN-716 (scrapped about 13 years ago as a result of some SALT II agreement, I believe. Such a waste. Excellent boat with a ton of life left in her) during that accident and shortly afterwards we picked up elevated levels although I don’t recall the numbers.
  8. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
    When you're done watching it read Midnight in Chernobyl, the most detailed and accurate book on the accident.

    I realize you can't include every detail from a 568 page book into a miniseries (nor would you want to) but the show is more drama based on an actual event than anything else.

    I enjoyed the show, don't get me wrong, but it misses so much of what happened. I'll have to watch the Podcast

    /My grandfather was born in Kiev, a stone's throw from Pripyat and the reactor.
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Real scary stuff! This is about five miles from me but it was shut down years ago due to construction flaws....
    .......what if???? Screenshot_2019-06-11-18-29-27-1.png
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  10. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Not scary enough, Chenobyl has seen a tourist boom since this movie came out.
  11. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Same.. that ash falling to the ground... the firefighter picking up a piece of graphite from the reactor core...horrifying

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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    My son told me a vew days before that he watched this series. Since he was born in 1998 he had no idea about the catastrophe. He asked me many things about it and was very interested.
    If a film makes people more aware of things like that it must be a good one.
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    That's a genie we really want to keep in it's bottle. Russia's track record with nuclear reactors hasn't been the best---the K-19 disaster comes to mind. We've got TMI, the Japanese recently had theirs. Gotta be careful, folks. Trouble is, the ones that really need to see this and take it seriously to heart probably won't see it.
  14. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I watched the first episode last night. Very good. But every time the head of the plant was onscreen all I could see was mid 1990s George Harrison.
  15. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Yes, amazing series. I then started an audio book about the whole event. It is the top TV series of all time on IMDB right now and that's saying something when that top series used to be Band of Brothers, Planet Earth, Breaking bad, The Wire and Game of Thrones etc.
  16. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    Watched the first 3 last night. Really good. Just say no to nukes!
  17. CaseyJames

    CaseyJames Electromatic

    Jun 5, 2019
    East Lancashire, UK
    Why shouldn't you buy underpants from Ukraine?..................

    ...... Because Chernobyl fallout :D
  18. CatTones

    CatTones Gretschie

    Jul 28, 2017
    I thought the show was amazing, Very russian, I have read since that all accounts may not be entirely accurate but who the hell really knows.
    It's funny because where I Live (South Shore of Massachusetts) the Pilgram Nuclear Power Plant just went into official shut down, the decommission will take I believe something like 30 + years, I mean How crazy is that. pulling rods out, cooling them and storing them for years until they are safe -we are all very very lucky something like that didn't happen more than it did. I actually used to Mow the Lawn at the Power Plant, when I worked for a Landscape Company just out of High School (that was worth it right ? $5/hour and had to wear some necklace, get scanned in and scanned out of the property to make sure everything was clean) WTF But really WATCH IT if you can
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  19. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    If you listen to any of the interviews with the writer/producer Craig Mazin, or the accompanying episodic Podcast with Peter Segal, he outlines all the things that were true, modified to create a 5 episode drama series, and a lot of stuff that he just couldn't put into the show because there was waaaaaay too much info and actual drama to do it all justice. As far as I can tell, its one of the most accurate of television/movie dramas out there. The amount of research he did on top of all the other documentaries that are out there was really extensive.
    The largest fabrication he did was to the last episode's show trial. The "hero" of the story was never there at the trial giving his speech n stuff.
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  20. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    My father in law was an expert involved in the Yucca Mntn nuclear waste depository, working with Nevada to prevent the feds from storing waste there. Who know where all that crap will go.
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