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Old 05-21-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Chernobyl on HBO

Itís really incredible. Everyone should watch it. Third of five episodes aired last night.

If you need a GoT palate cleanser this should do the trick.

 
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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feel free to watch Chernobyl even if you were not a fan of game of thrones.

 
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:48 PM   #3
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I've seen the first 2 eps and have enjoyed it. They've been able to create a real dread and tension even though we all know how it turns out. Planning on watching the newest one tonight.

 
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:05 PM   #4
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feel free to watch Chernobyl even if you were not a fan of game of thrones.
I did say everyone should watch it

 
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:38 PM   #5
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R there dragons? And boobies?

 
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:52 PM   #6
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It's pretty cool Eulogy, thanks.

 
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:30 PM   #7
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yeah this shit is legit

thnx for the rec

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:32 AM   #8
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This video finally convinced me to watch the series



I ended up watching all five episodes last night. Probably the best thing about the show is how faithful to reality (as far as we know it) it is, while still being relatively simple enough for laypeople to understand what happened, how it happened, and why. Before I watched the show, I did a bit of reading and video watching about the disaster, but couldn't understand most of it. Afterwards, I could read the same material with a far better general comprehension for it. The portrayal is so close to the source material that it's almost like a script or a storyboard. I liked a lot how the show focussed on the themes of lies, cover-ups and corruption, which helped to fill a lot of gaps in my knowledge on the decisions that led to the conditions setting the disaster in motion.

The British accents bugged me for a while, and I do wish that they had hired East European actors instead, but the show was more than engaging enough for me to disregard it. I'm a sucker for well-cast shows, and I'd much rather watch a historical drama where the artistic liberties are taken in the accents as opposed to the portrayal of the events.

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:55 AM   #9
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https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-c...terribly-wrong

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:03 AM   #10
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Valery Legasov (Jared Harris), a member of the Academy of Sciences, lives in nearly the same kind of squalor as a fireman in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat. In fact, Legasov would have lived in an entirely different kind of squalor than the fireman did.
They're calling that squalor?

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:34 AM   #11
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This video finally convinced me to watch the series



I ended up watching all five episodes last night. Probably the best thing about the show is how faithful to reality (as far as we know it) it is, while still being relatively simple enough for laypeople to understand what happened, how it happened, and why. Before I watched the show, I did a bit of reading and video watching about the disaster, but couldn't understand most of it. Afterwards, I could read the same material with a far better general comprehension for it. The portrayal is so close to the source material that it's almost like a script or a storyboard. I liked a lot how the show focussed on the themes of lies, cover-ups and corruption, which helped to fill a lot of gaps in my knowledge on the decisions that led to the conditions setting the disaster in motion.

The British accents bugged me for a while, and I do wish that they had hired East European actors instead, but the show was more than engaging enough for me to disregard it. I'm a sucker for well-cast shows, and I'd much rather watch a historical drama where the artistic liberties are taken in the accents as opposed to the portrayal of the events.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:05 AM   #12
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:24 AM   #13
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that's right, i read the new yorker.

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:24 AM   #14
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when i'm not shitting into my hands and smearing it on the neighbor children, that is

 
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:33 AM   #15
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Russian state TV is set to air its own drama about the deadly 1986 Chernobyl disaster Ė but unlike the HBO series, which has transfixed viewers around the world, this version will claim that a CIA spy was present for the worst nuclear accident in history.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...sian-tv-remake

 
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
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I don’t care how realistic Chernobyl was or is but I’m going to be honest that New Yorker article was wildly unsourced for the claims it made

 
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:10 PM   #17
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wait wat?



i dont know whom to believe!!

 
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:33 PM   #18
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rhetorically it leans on the majestic ethos of masha gessen or whatever her name is. the new yorker kind of sucks when its not being really good.

 
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:22 PM   #19
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I read a rebuttal to that article but I can’t remember where

 
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:59 PM   #20
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:11 AM   #21
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I honestly thought details about Chernobyl were common knowledge.

I don't need to watch this HBO shit.

 
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Care to enlighten us, then?

 
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:52 AM   #23
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I honestly thought details about Chernobyl were common knowledge.

I don't need to watch this HBO shit.
Itís a drama centered on the disaster at Chernobyl, not a documentary.

 
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:16 AM   #24
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It was nice, they convey that soviet feel so well

I just wish it was spoken in ukranian/russian

 
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