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Nicky

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HBO's Chernobyl
« on: January 03, 2020, 12:16:43 PM »

Have been binge watching this.  Watched all five episodes thru twice in order.  But have watched the first two, and final, episodes by themselves again multiple times too.

Simply put....stunning and captivating.  One of cable TV's best short mini-series ever.  You're actually left wanting more after watching it thru, wishing that it was a yearly series instead of a one off, five episode series.  Just very, very well made. 
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 01:26:15 PM »

Great show.  Best thing on television in 2019.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 01:07:48 PM »

Excellent show. Agreed on probably the best series in 2019. Amazing and shocking to me on all the attempts of Russia to cover up and hide actually what happened. Millions of people probably died because of how the information was covered up because Russia didnít want it getting out

The episode where they went around shooting animals was heartbreaking to me
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 07:57:14 PM »

Agree HS, the dogs being shot were rough scenes to watch.  But also a reality most people never once thought about (animals carrying radiation). 

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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 12:40:23 PM »

do not have access to HBO but received a book about same by Andrew Leatherbarrow for Christmas.

just started it but the list of accidents prior to Chernobyl is scary. Seems the Soviets had one very similar before with the same type of reactor.

should be a good read. 
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 05:15:46 PM »

"Chernobyl" wins the Golden Globe for best mini series.  Well deserved. 
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 05:33:43 PM »

Always looking for a word to come up with this series and I always end up with 'unnerving'.
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2020, 04:43:53 AM »

Always looking for a word to come up with this series and I always end up with 'unnerving'.

Disturbing would be a good word also. Makes you wonder what other things countries and governments cover up that the people don't know about
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Re: HBO's Chernobyl
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2020, 09:10:21 AM »

Always looking for a word to come up with this series and I always end up with 'unnerving'.

Disturbing would be a good word also. Makes you wonder what other things countries and governments cover up that the people don't know about

What's really crazy is if you go to YouTube and search 'Chernobyl breaking news" you'll get news reports from CNN, CBS, ABC, etc...from April 28 or 29.  The explosion happened on April 26.  So it was kept hidden from the world for a couple days until Sweden, Norway and Denmark started getting ultra high radiation readings in their own atmosphere from the wind currents.
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