HBO has this time paired up with Sky UK to deliver yet another record breaking show – Chernobyl. Aired on the May 6th, 2019, this miniseries has completed its 5 episodes and has set its mark already!
Directed by Johan Renck and written by Craig Mazin, more and more people across the world are tuning in to watch this series. As the name suggests, this series is based on the nuclear disaster which took place in April, 1986.
Haven’t watched Chernobyl yet? Well it’s a miniseries, that you cannot afford to miss and here’s why:
In order to make it as close to reality as possible, Craig Mazin spent years perfecting the narrative and its nitty-gritty details.
The casting and the makeup of the actors have been done with such intricacy that the resemblances with the real-life characters are uncanny!
IMBD has a list of the top 250 highest rated shows on Television and guesses what Chernobyl did top that list after its release.
At a time when awareness about the adverse effects of nuclear power is a necessity, this show has raised a heightened interest in the manner, and Google searches are over the roof about this incident and related terms like “rbmk reactor”, “pripyat” etc.
Russia however is not too happy about the series. It has been termed as a “caricature” according to reports in the Moscow Times and NTV, a channel backed by the state, is planning on making a new movie which will portray the incident as something caused by the CIA!
Add to it the fact that Chernobyl is gripping and ideal for a short binge watch, you simply cannot afford to give this one a miss!