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Old 05-22-19, 01:56 PM
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

I was 16 and going to a Private Christian school when it happened. Lots folks making comparisons to the Book of Revelation, Chernobyl = Wormwood as mentioned in the Bible... End of the world stuff. On top of that it was Russia, so of course there was a bias against the Commies who put the world in danger.
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Old 05-22-19, 06:45 PM
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

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Watch the first episode and pretty bleak watching those men dying from radiation poisoning.
Oddly, that was what sold it for me - the kind of perverse knowledge as a viewer of a show about an historical event - that everyone we see will be dead - some in minutes, some in hours, some in days, a few in years - and there wasn't a damn thing anyone could do about it.
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

After a long depressing day at work I watched this... and it didn't help.

Just amazing what these people went through and how many were willing to sacrifice everything to save more. This show is a great microcosm of the human spirit - both good and bad.
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Old 05-23-19, 01:58 PM
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Got caught up last night and also watched K-19 Widowmaker . Just woooow...

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Old 05-23-19, 03:04 PM
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

This show is amazing... unreal series of events... mind blowing
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Only through the first two so far but really, really high-quality stuff.
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

Binged parts 1-3 and will be eagerly watching part 4 later this evening. Overall, it's very well done and recommended.
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Old 05-27-19, 11:23 PM
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Jesus, I thought I watch a horror show after watching episode 3. The effect of the radiation on their body was a little too much for me to take.
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Old 05-28-19, 08:43 AM
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

The tracking shot of them cleaning the graphite off the roof was really well done and tense.
The last scene at the hospital was a rough one, with the mothers and their babies, and then Lyudmilla and the empty crib.

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An excellent miniseries. I was 10 when it happened and remember the news reports. I've been reading up on additional details as the story has played out. I never would have guessed that they continued to run some of the neighboring reactors up until 2000!
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Old 05-28-19, 09:58 AM
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I was far too young to know about it when it was happening, but did read a book or two when I was in high school. The preview above looked good, and the reviews seem to back that up. Hopefully I can get access to it at some point, as I don't currently have HBO.
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Krvdave -
Spoiler:
episode 4 is calling you.
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This show is amazing. So well done. Its also very grim viewing.
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Old 05-29-19, 01:28 PM
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Krvdave -
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episode 4 is calling you.
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

if anyone is interested there is an Official podcast, "The Chernobyl Podcast" with host Peter Sagal and the Exec Prod, writer, and series creator Craig Mazin.
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

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if anyone is interested there is an Official podcast, "The Chernobyl Podcast" with host Peter Sagal and the Exec Prod, writer, and series creator Craig Mazin.
I've been listening to them after every episode, they are very good
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

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I've been listening to them after every episode, they are very good
I haven't started them yet but that's good to hear. Peter Sagal was a Game of Thrones podcast that I enjoyed.
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

The killing of the dogs was tough to watch. I know I personally wouldn't be one for that job
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The killing of the dogs was tough to watch. I know I personally wouldn't be one for that job
That was brutal. Especially dumping all the dogs into the mass grave. I couldn't do it.
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Old 05-30-19, 11:52 AM
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Re: Chernobyl (HBO mini series) S: Emily Watson, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard -- premieres 5/6/19

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I've been listening to them after every episode, they are very good
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I haven't started them yet but that's good to hear. Peter Sagal was a Game of Thrones podcast that I enjoyed.

Binged 3 eps. Wow, just wow. Good stuff indeed.
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Old 05-30-19, 03:13 PM
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This is now the highest rated series of all time on IMDB. GOT slipped a little based on its final season but obviously has a crap ton more votes in the equation.
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Riveting, brilliant TV.

Halfway through episode four and I still can't shake the images of the victims in the hospital. Truly ghastly imagery.

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Well that was a damn fine mini-series. Well done HBO.
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I hope Jared Harris and the show get a Emmy nomination.
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Well that was a damn fine mini-series. Well done HBO.
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