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Tue May 28, 2019, 10:00 AM

Chernobyl is such incredibly terrific television. But it will give you PTSD. Not even joking.

The most recent episode was psychologically devastating, as were the ones leading up to it.

What an absolutely amazing, and yet horrible (in the classic sense) piece of work this is.

One of the best, and also most uncomfortable, pieces in television drama history.
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Reply Chernobyl is such incredibly terrific television. But it will give you PTSD. Not even joking. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 #2
The Blue Flower May 2019 #3
Tommy_Carcetti May 2019 #4
IndyOp May 2019 #5
montanacowboy May 2019 #6
Callmecrazy Jun 2019 #10
MicaelS Jun 2019 #12
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #7
Paladin Jun 2019 #8
elleng Jun 2019 #9
Callmecrazy Jun 2019 #11

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:05 AM

1. I knew what was coming last night (with destruction of the pets and other animals) but....

it was devastating without being gratuitous. I sat there holding my own doggy girl so tightly.

As our own government is systematically dismantling the health and safety protections we've relied on for much of a century, displaced trained, knowledgable scientists with political hacks, and wantonly ignored all the coming risks of climate change, don't think something similar could not happen here.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:10 AM

2. At least the shots were done in an off-camera way to slightly minimalize the horror.

So it didn't go overboardin that respect. But the humanity aspect....the kid basically being enlisted to go to war with house pets. Damn.

And yes, this is an extremely relevant series for something that ostensibly occurred in 1986. From the very first lines about the death of truth.
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:12 AM

3. Where can I find this show?

Thanks. I hadn't heard about it.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:14 AM

4. It's on HBO on Mondays at 9 pm. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:47 AM

5. It got me in Episodes 1 and 2 -

up to 60 million dead were predicted in the midst of the crisis - many Hiroshima's per day, etc.

In Episode 3 - the pregnant woman holding her husband's hand up to her belly, faces melting off, the fact that the workers at the plant followed all procedures correctly and the core still exploded.

This is essential viewing, IMHO.
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:48 PM

6. We came THIS close

to this happening here

Remember 3 Mile Island

and now with all the incompetency of the idiots running the country it could happen again

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:55 PM

10. Oh bullshit...TMI was 42 yrs. ago...

And the accident was contained because we are smart enough to PLAN for accidents which is why we build containment buildings around our reactors. An accident like Chernobyl would never happen here. All nuclear reactors in this country are run by members of the IBEW, of which I am a brother. There could never be some political appointment to run a reactor. The union wouldn't stand for it.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 02:32 PM

12. I had an acquaintance...

Back then who was rapidly anti-nuke. When he said "I wish it had really melted down." I had to restrain myself from punching him cut.

I told him he was an unrepentant asshole, he replied "I do not care". That was the end of our relationship.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:21 PM

7. Anyone see the final episode Monday Night? I'm listening to the follow-up podcast now...

I'm glad they tried to address what happened to some of the major figures and give a bit better estimates on how many died, when, and how. I think Gorbachev had it about right--Chernobyl was the beginning of the end of USSR. Sadly, under Putin, it is clear nothing has been learned in terms of secrecy, lies, cover-ups, and threats.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:25 PM

8. The final episode was first-rate, like the rest of the series. (nt)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:37 PM

9. Really.

And after that, watched Diary of Anne Frank. Last night was rough.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:57 PM

11. Part 4 is about to replay on the East Coast.

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