HBO - Chernobyl



  • This is shaping up as another excellent series in terms of production quality. Not sure it's going to do the cause of nuclear power much good. Hopefully it's accurate.



  • Looking forward to this , hope it lives up to the hype



  • @jegga So far the hype for this for me is you two discussing it on this thread as I’ve not heard of it.

    Has it started or is it going to replace GoT?



  • @Nepia said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    @jegga So far the hype for this for me is you two discussing it on this thread as I’ve not heard of it.

    Has it started or is it going to replace GoT?

    Ha ha! Same!



  • Yeah looking at the hype, I reckon it could well surpass it.



  • ( sigh) ffs



  • Already know the ending. Gendry wins.



  • Episode 5 is the best of them IMO. Covers the trial and timeline of disastrous decisions in the safety test in the lead up to the explosion and explanation.



  • @antipodean said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    Episode 5 is the best of them IMO. Covers the trial and timeline of disastrous decisions in the safety test in the lead up to the explosion and explanation.

    Yeah it was brilliant, was great when Legasov showed how every action relates to balancing the reactor. Heat vs Cold. The blue plates and red plates.
    Sad end to someone who played a huge role in saving countless lives.
    Brilliant series recommend it



  • Is it on Netflix?



  • @MN5 said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    Is it on Netflix?

    Sky’s Soho channel



  • @antipodean yep, was a very good series, the ep with the pets hit me, but that final ep was good too, but different good.

    @Virgil yeah the red/blue demonstration was excellent, I might now become a Nuclear scientist.



  • @taniwharugby said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    @antipodean yep, was a very good series, the ep with the pets hit me, but that final ep was good too, but different good.

    @Virgil yeah the red/blue demonstration was excellent, I might now become a Nuclear scientist.

    Pretty sure aft watching the series we are just as qualified as the guys running the power plant that night..



  • I ended up watching eps 1,2,3. Someone asked me if it was sad, and I said nope, I just felt rage at the lies and cover ups and everything is fine bullshit despite the fact that people's faces were literally melting. But those who did the worst jobs imaginable were so stoic. The guys who had to open the sluice gate. Pitch black, radioactive water, torches going out, wearing heavy claustrophobic suits that wouldn't protect them...



  • @Mokey said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    I ended up watching eps 1,2,3. Someone asked me if it was sad, and I said nope, I just felt rage at the lies and cover ups and everything is fine bullshit despite the fact that people's faces were literally melting. But those who did the worst jobs imaginable were so stoic. The guys who had to open the sluice gate. Pitch black, radioactive water, torches going out, wearing heavy claustrophobic suits that wouldn't protect them...

    Looked into the guys who went below to open up the sluice gates. Despite reports of them dying soon after from the effects of the radiation they intact lived well after the disaster, at least 1 is apparently still alive today. Amazing really



  • @Mokey said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    I ended up watching eps 1,2,3. Someone asked me if it was sad, and I said nope, I just felt rage at the lies and cover ups and everything is fine bullshit despite the fact that people's faces were literally melting. But those who did the worst jobs imaginable were so stoic. The guys who had to open the sluice gate. Pitch black, radioactive water, torches going out, wearing heavy claustrophobic suits that wouldn't protect them...

    Oh and did you enjoy the miners especially once it go too hot for them to work...



  • @Virgil Hahaha that bit was funny.

    Watched 4 and 5 today. 4 got me a bit in the feels with the puppies, but 5 was absolutely fascinating in terms of explaining nuclear shit and the whole timeline. The stats at the end were pretty frightening. As for those three fuckers only getting 10 years...



  • @Mokey said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    As for those three fuckers only getting 10 years...

    Yes that seems remarkably lenient for a country that sent people to the gulags on mere suspicion.



  • @Mokey said in HBO - Chernobyl:

    @Virgil Hahaha that bit was funny.

    New characters in one of your novels perhaps?? 🙂

    Also how horrific was the make up with the guys dying from radiation? Horribly way to suffer and die.

    Since watching I looked into what’s happened since. That new incasement they have built is amazing, it was constructed onsite and slid over the old reactor, perfectly fitting around the various shapes and dimensions of the structure.



  • @Virgil the make up effects will surely win awards. Among many others. Tbh I was a bit surprised that no one offered those poor guys a quick humane exit. When the Prof described what radiation death is like, I just thought ffs someone help them die now, before they reach the point of mortal agony.


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