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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:26 AM

Trailer +Jared Harris Discusses "Chernobyl," The HBO Miniseries.

 

harris played lane pryce in mad men.

 

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Ppxs_XL3WvY

 

i have not seen it yet.  but all accounts say it's very very good.

 

Chernobyl review: 'Devastatingly powerful - no piece of dramatised non-fiction has ever felt this authentic'

 

 

https://www.independ...c-38091115.html

 

 

HBO’s new Chernobyl mini-series shows how good science is undermined by secrecy Insidious Soviet-era leadership is the villain in this dark five-episode drama.

 

https://arstechnica....cale-hyperbole/

 

 

Chernobyl Is a Gruesome, Riveting Fable

The new five-part HBO miniseries is part historical drama, part grim disquisition on the toll of devaluing the truth.

 

 

https://www.theatlan...ble-hbo/588688/

 

Chernobyl’s Unsparing Account of Nuclear Disaster Is a Lot to Take

 

 

https://www.vulture....ies-review.html

 

Chernobyl is totally bleak and totally essential: EW review

 

 

https://ew.com/tv-re...ernobyl-review/

 

HBO's Chernobyl Isn't Just a Historical Drama—It's a Warning

 

 

http://time.com/5581...byl-hbo-review/

 

Which Characters In Chernobyl, HBO's Most Stressful Series, Are Based On Real People?

 

 

https://www.refinery...ide-real-people


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#2 sebberry

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 05:43 AM

Great timing on HBO's part.  Aren't we in a climate emergency?  Shouldn't we be promoting the safety of nuclear?


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#3 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:44 PM

Here is a podcast with background.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=rUeHPCYtWYQ

 

i've never seen so many positive comments on a tv show.



#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:10 PM

i broke down and bought a subscription to crave tv to watch.

 

actually i got a free 30-day trial to crave tv - $20 value.  and watched.

 

yes it's very very good.


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#5 Matt R.

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:12 PM

I watched this last night, too. Excellent so far.

Someone in our house got Crave for free as an air miles promo, and added on the premium stuff so we have HBO and Showtime (Billions) now.

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#6 SimonH

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 04:13 PM

I was living in England at the time and the news was full of radiation warnings. Livestock were tested and IIRC readings for radiation were high.

 

The joke at the time was "Chernobyl drop off " if you were irradiated.


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#7 Wayne

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:36 PM

Hanging out in Norway(mountains and forest) in 1990 for 6 weeks, melting the snow to drink for water (that was our water resupply plan).

 

The nights were beautiful with the Northern lights and the glow off of the snow plain. Seriously, there was a glow/green hue on the snow.

 

A few days before heading home, being told to stop using the snow to melt for drinking water by our Canadian Military COC due to the Chernobyl fallout.

 

The good old days!



#8 LJ

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 07:12 PM

I watched the first episode, very good, very dark, very bleak.


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#9 mbjj

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 03:38 PM

My daughter visited Chernobyl a few years ago. Quite the experience. A giant hornet landed on her leg. Luckily she was wearing thick jeans.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:12 PM

I was living in England at the time and the news was full of radiation warnings. Livestock were tested and IIRC readings for radiation were high.

 

Hmmm, might explain a few things about myself... 


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#11 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:09 PM

watched episode #2. pretty good.



#12 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 01:07 PM

#3 was best so far.


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#13 Matt R.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:42 PM

The hand cranking of the flashlights in the opening scene was masterful foley artistry.

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#14 tjv

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:17 AM

Its a good series, well worth watching



#15 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:29 PM

episode #4 does not disappoint.



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

episode #4 does not disappoint.

 

Is there a Crave+HBO free trial?  Maybe I'll sign up when all the episodes have aired and are available.  I'm not paying for Crave's mediocre service.  


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#17 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 05:02 PM

yes. you have to but the $20 one. cancel before 30 days and pay nothing.
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#18 Midnightly

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:06 PM

each episode just gets better...



#19 Matt R.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:05 PM

Crave with HBO and Showtime has supplanted my Netflix watching.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:54 PM

I'm up to episode 3 and its very good. Definitely 1 to concentrate on, the subtleties of Soviet life are fascinating.

 

My only concern is that shows like this will further justify the anti-nuclear movement whereas the Reactors Canada, France the US etc use are far more advanced and safer...heck even Fukishima the people are starting to move back  https://www.bbc.com/...ow-of-fukushima

 

Looking forward to continuing to watch this. It reminds me of a very high quality BBC production where attention to detail and authenticity to tell the story is needed to let people understand the mindset of the Communist system....I wonder if Ben Isitt is enjoying it...



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