Chernobyl a historical drama by HBO which is based on the event of Chernobyl disaster of 1986 which lead to the Ukraine city of Pripyat being abandoned. It gained 9.6 rating on IMDB beating Planet Earth I (9.4) and II (9.5), Band of brothers(9.4) and Breaking Bad(9.4).
HBO faced some heat after broadcasting the disappointing last season of Game of Thrones. Then they gifted us “Chernobyl”, a mini series of just 5 episodes. It also has gained 96% on rotten tomatoes and certified as fresh. The series finale which aired 3rd June looted 9.9 rating from the audience. People are actually loving it so much.
The disaster took place in April 1986 at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet. This is known as the history’s biggest nuclear disaster. But nobody knows exactly how many people were killed because of this incident. But it is considered that around 2.7 million people were affected in some way by this meltdown. As you are thinking after the incident the authorities must have evacuated people of the city immediately but as a matter of fact the managers of the plant and soviet bureaucrats initially did everything in their power to cover up the disaster. Surprisingly even at first they refuse to acknowledge the disaster has happened.
This mini-series provides the jaw dropping insight into how these colossal mistakes were made. And also why so many fail to recognize a clear and present danger. According to the critics Chernobyl seems so realistic it makes the audience feel as they are back in 1986 witnessing the disaster. It’s a must watch for all the series lovers out there.
So what are you waiting for? Go watch it right now. And leave your reactions about how much you loved the show.