Chernobyl

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British-American (HBO) 5 part Miniseries.

It's brilliant. The first episode was a trifle slow but really takes off during the second. Get it on Catch Up.
 

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Excellent isn't it? I'm halfway through the third episode at the moment and can't wait to finish watching it this season.

It seems that the producers have actually followed the story pretty much true to what actually happened rather than using the usual artistic licencing. Must have been truly terrifying to have actually been on the ground as a fireman or in another role following the accident.
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
As the song V13(Strummer)by Big Audio Dynamite released in late 1986 went..

‘I’ve been eating food that ain’t been checked & the Russian rain is beating on my neck’
 

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This is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for the heads up (y)

Not something I fancied watching because for some reason I thought it would be a bit dry/cliche ridden but I'm absolutely gripped. Not what I expected at all. As Stuffy said the 1st episode is a bit slow but it slowly morphs into something monumental. Truly terrifying and horrific in parts.

No spoilers please because I'm still catching up.
 

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The first episode was a trifle slow but really takes off during the second.
I concur.

I don't recall when a TV show has made me feel so tense and uncomfortable, yet absolutely gripped.
 

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Just finished the final episode # 5. Simply brilliant. Best series I've seen in a long time.
 

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Just catching up. Best one so far, albeit a tough watch with the 'animal control' cleanup crew ;(
That's interesting I found that episode the least tense/gripping/interesting.

Overall an amazing series. I re-watched the first 2 episodes because it was such a blur first time around (in a good way) and it was just as tense and gripping.

Aside from the incredible drama and acting the sound/music and visuals were incredible. The attention to detail and whole look and 'feel' were so realistic and raw. I can't recall too many other TV/films having such an impact on me. If any.

10 roentgens out of 10
 

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That's interesting I found that episode the least tense/gripping/interesting.
That '90 seconds on the roof' segment wasn't tense enough for you? (boffin)

I thought Boris developed well in this episode, great to see him standing up against the state and revealing his humanity.

Looking forward to treating myself to the final installment tonight. Might get some vodka in.
 

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That '90 seconds on the roof' segment wasn't tense enough for you? (boffin)

I thought Boris developed well in this episode, great to see him standing up against the state and revealing his humanity.

Looking forward to treating myself to the final installment tonight. Might get some vodka in.
The roof scene was incredibly tense and terrifying. Think my initial assessment of the episode was too harsh.

I think it was just I thought the dog scenes dragged on a bit. Still a great episode overall.
 

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Just started watching. Enjoyed ep1. No spoilers please, don't want to know how it ends.
 

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No spoilers please, don't want to know how it ends.
:D They turn if off and back on again and everything's fine. The next four episodes are just people having picnics and stroking kittens in the grounds.
 

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I've watched the whole series again. I honestly can't believe how great it is. Don't think I've ever been moved by a TV/film like this before. It's been stuck in my head for days.

Every scene is like a work of art. The final episode is just perfect.

(PS where can I find those bathroom tiles?)
 

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I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that, if you don’t want to know what happens in a TV series called Chernobyl, you don’t open a thread about the TV series Chernobyl. Just saying.
Don't blame me. I misread the title, thought it was about the singer.
 
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