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Chernobyl

A bleak but necessary deep dive into the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Drama, History, Thriller

best
THE VERY BEST

8.5

show

Lithuania, UK
English
Discussion-sparking, Intense, Mini-series
2019
Adam Nagaitis, Adrian Rawlins, Alex Ferns
70 min

Synopsis

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The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

Our Take

8.5
The Staff

It’s a near-impossible feat to turn something as tragic and devastating as the Chernobyl disaster into a gripping and enlightening tale, but the HBO miniseries does just that. Through insightful storytelling, affecting performances, and sharp dialogue, Chernobyl the show stuns viewers into awareness and, at its best, galvanizes them into action. 

It’s a well-crafted five-hour series that does just enough in the way of humanizing a distorted reality, bringing to light the all-too-relevant consequences of power plays and placing the interests of the political elite and national image over real, human lives.

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