Things I Like: Chernobyl (HBO Mini-Series)

Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series poster

I remember when HBO came out with the Chernobyl several years ago. I think it was around the time as the last season of Game of Thrones and when I canceled HBO at the time, I didn’t have the opportunity to watch Chernobyl again. But I’ve had HBO Max for a while now and I finally got around to watching the series.

Nuclear power plant fire Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series

The story is obviously based on the historic events at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in what was the Ukrainian part of the Soviet Union. After a safety test goes terribly wrong, a nuclear disaster ends up setting the power plant on fire.

General Secretary of the Communist party at the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series

While everyone involved tries to cover it up from the general public and point blame at somebody else, the Soviet Union eventually can’t even hide it from the rest of the world, let alone their own citizens.

Jared Harris Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series

Among the Communist politicians trying to “help” the situation, several scientists with expertise in nuclear physics try their best to explain how to make the situation better before communist politics kills thousands and thousands of innocent people indirectly with horrible amounts of radiation spreading by the minute.

Giant smoke cloud Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series

But it becomes clearer and clearer of how dire the situation is. The intense amounts of radiation are killing robots in a matter of minutes, brave Soviet men with protection have about 90 seconds of safety.

Chernobyl HBO Mini-Series

While it’s very depressing and kind of moves a little slow, HBO did very well with their Chernobyl series. It’s fairly entertaining and it does give you a better idea of how much of a disaster Chernobyl really was.

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