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(5,649 posts)
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 06:27 PM Jul 2021

"Chernobyl" just might be the greatest thing I've ever seen on TV

Just finished it.

Horrifying. Harrowing. And so very suggestive of what might happen with any government left unchecked.

Bravo to HBO, who surpassed even their own usual stratospheric standards.

Mostly, though, bravo and thanks to all those brave people who gave their lives at Chernobyl to head off what surely would have been the greatest man made disaster in history.

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(4,195 posts)
4. For years and years.
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 06:43 PM
Jul 2021

And if you have the urge to contradict it’s only because you are too stupid to understand the science behind it.



(5,649 posts)
6. Wow. The problem with nuclear waste is that it has to be 100% safe or it's NOT safe.
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 07:08 PM
Jul 2021

One doesn't have to be "stupid" to understand that.


(4,195 posts)
7. Please don't think I am advocating for nuclear power -
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 07:09 PM
Jul 2021

Far from it. Only pointing out the attitude of our resident radioactive cheerleader.


(22,171 posts)
11. It was such a great series and I Highly recommend the accompanying HBO podcast...
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 07:33 PM
Jul 2021

The podcasts are all on YouTube, one for each episode with more information about each episode. Or you can find it where ever you listen to podcasts.


The official podcast of the miniseries Chernobyl, from HBO. Join host Peter Sagal (NPR’s “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!”) and series creator, writer and executive producer Craig Mazin as they discuss the true stories that shaped the scenes, themes and characters behind the episodes.


(38,575 posts)
12. Someday they'll make a movie about the fools who burned fossil fuels.
Mon Jul 19, 2021, 09:54 PM
Jul 2021

That's already the greatest man made disaster in human history and it's only going to get worse.

Is there any way to watch the miniseries without HBO? (I am not a pirate so I'll skip those links.)


(8,383 posts)
13. I had it on my DVR for a very long time.....
Tue Jul 20, 2021, 12:08 AM
Jul 2021

Then I finally deleted them because I have access it to some other channels I now have (I went a little overboard on adding channels during COVID).

I've heard it's stellar.

Laffy Kat

(16,456 posts)
14. I agree! Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgard were terrific.
Tue Jul 20, 2021, 01:09 AM
Jul 2021

The entire cast was perfect, IMO. I want to see it again.

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