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  • #2
    that looks fucken amazing. that's right up my alley. love true stories far more then fictional bs. i'll be watching that day 1.


    • #3
      The series, a co-production between American cable network HBO and British television network Sky, is set to premiere in both the United States and the United Kingdom on May 6, 2019


      • #4
        Comes on this Monday. looks fucken amazing. getting great reviews. sounds like it's gonna be brutal.


        • #5
          Good lookin out. This is going to be good.


          • #6
            you been watching it? the level of detail this show goes into is crazy. HBO proves itself once again as one of the very best. the acting literally could not be better. unbelievable talent in this series. everyone should watch this.

            for anyone that doesn't have HBO, you can sign up for a 7 day free trial through prime or through HBO directly.


            • #7
              I've been watching this. Great insight into the disaster, and the ridiculous bureaucracy of communism that caused it to be even worse than it might have been with a better response from the start.


              • #8
                Originally posted by hitmansb View Post
                I've been watching this. Great insight into the disaster, and the ridiculous bureaucracy of communism that caused it to be even worse than it might have been with a better response from the start.
                yea it's pretty amazing how it all went down. aside from the bureaucracy though I find it pretty amazing how many top level officials were generally just ignorant as fuck as to what they were dealing with. without those few key scientists that they bullied and harassed in the days and years after, the soviet union could have come to an end right then and there.

                nuclear energy is and was the one of the most important things the world and certainly the soviet union in those days has ever had. to be so completely ignorant is inexcusable. to me it's just as inexcusable as the actual cover-up to avoid embarrassment.


                • #9
                  Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl

                  The fact that an American, not a Russian, TV channel told the story about our own heroes is a source of shame for pro-Kremlin media.

                  It seems every major Russian media outlet had to chime in about the “Chernobyl” TV series by HBO. Although the foreign program airs only online to paying viewers, the show has become something of a national sensation in Russia where the pro-Kremlin media have launched a mini-crusade against it.

                  Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP), Russia’s most popular newspaper, raised suspicions that competitors of state-atomic center Rosatom were using the series to tarnish this country’s image as a nuclear power.

                  Argumenty i Fakty, a newspaper popular among the elderly, dismissed the show as “a caricature and not the truth.”

                  “The only things missing are the bears and accordions!” quipped Stanislav Natanzon, lead anchor of Rossiya 24, one the country’s main news channel. He pointed to shots showing modern storm windows on a building in Pripyat — that are only visible if you greatly enlarge the image — as evidence of shoddy filmmaking. However, critics of the series found fault with more than just minor details.

                  "The scientist Valery Legasov not only led the government’s response to the Chernobyl disaster, he was also openly critical of its management of the nuclear industry."

                  In his show, the Rossiya 24 anchor pointed out a major article published by KP, arguing that the HBO series was wrong to suggest that the Soviet authorities were afraid to admit their mistakes and that this reluctance led to terrible consequences.

                  Legasov’s article in the country’s leading newspaper, the anchor says, proves this was not the case, undermining one of the main theses of the show.

                  Unfortunately, however, state-controlled media often tries unmask one set of lies with the help of another. It is true that Legasov did write such an article for KP in 1987, but the editors didn’t like it and refused to publish the piece.



                  • #10
                    series finished Monday. great great series. a must watch.


                    • #11
                      Yea been watching..pretty good


                      • #12
                        What HBO Got Wrong: Chernobyl General Gives Hit Show A Reality Check

                        No one told rookie troops to shoot cows in Chernobyl and the miners there never worked naked, Major General Nikolai Tarakanov, who headed the real ‘liquidators’ in 1986, has told RT’s documentary channel.

                        Tarakanov praised other aspects of the show, adding that the actor who played him in the HBO hit did a “great job.”