Chernobyl -A Brutal Show Raising Questions | KT Review

Having studied the Chernobyl disaster whilst at Uni, I was intrigued by this five episode series. And I wasn’t disappointed. So many people wanted to talk about it -and I imagine, a lot of people who sat down to watch this remembered or could work out where they were when it happened.

From HBO

The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear powerplant happened in April 1986 and became one of the worlds worst manmade disasters. In a city built for efficiency, a fact that greatly helped with the evacuation, it took them far too long to accept the situation as it was. This series brings you up close and personal with the people who put their own lives at risk to save the many.

Starring Jared Harris (The Terror, The Crown), Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World), Jessie Buckley (Beast, Taboo), Emily Watson (Red Dragon, Little Women), Paul Ritter (Quantum of Solace, Hannibal Rising), Adam Nagaitis (The Terror, The Commuter), and many, many more who gave spectacular performances.


Chernobyl Review Conclusion

Could there be another? – The way this series was crafted was artfully done, brutally delivered, and had people talking who wouldn’t normally even consider this kind of program. Which is exactly what I imagine they intended. I wonder if the same people might consider another series, much in the vein of American Horror Story, Mindhunter, and other such shows, and bring us the details of another disaster from a point of view we rarely see?

An enjoyable limited series, with interesting characters and strong story lines. It is brutal, it asks the audience to witness a lot, but it’s well worth the watch.

5 Stars

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