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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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This show is amazing!



Episode one was incredibly good. I think episode two topped it.



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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
thanks for the link, the photo of the skin practically falling off. sheesh.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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I knew he'd step up towards the end and explain to those men why they would do the job that needed to be done


Likewise ... he has a good narrative arc within just that episode.

I also loved the general who says “I’ll do it myself.”


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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140 Amazing un-seen photos from the Chernobyl disaster






man they did a good job casting that role. they look just a like.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
Get that shite out of here.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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S, I AGREE, COMMUNISM IS BAD, SOCIALISM IS A FAILED SYSTEM


still men and women took actions that they knew would cost them their lives to save the lives of worthless communist wives, children and other family and friends and yes even strangers

can you not recognize individual heroic actions despite the political, religious, or other views of the actors?


Very well said. The Soviet state was an abomination but that didn’t mean the Russian people were short on bravery and heroism. The “liquidators” were some of the bravest men to have ever lived. Most knew damn well that they wouldn’t survive but they did it to save their families, and to a lesser degree, their country. I think ep 2 also showed the side of Gorbachev that led to him being such a great leader. He had his issues in Afghanistan, but he also showed the side of the leader who ultimately pulled the plug on Communism.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
Hey, it's that guy whose best attempt at humor is posting a goatse pic.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
So not to make this too political, but the Minsk “leader” who used to work in a shoe factory and become someone that powerful... kind of reminded me of AOC.


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He had his issues in Afghanistan, but he also showed the side of the leader who ultimately pulled the plug on Communism.


Gorbachev didn’t shirk from making hard choices. He was trying to save the USSR though, and he would have pursued a more conservative course if he knew what his reforms would lead to.

The USSR ultimately fell apart because nationalists exploited his refusal to crack down.


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
wasnt really trying to make you laugh. i just figured you were joking about your gtfo with that post


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
this is a weird watch thread but im really enjoying this series. the ending to episode 2 had my heart pumping.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
They’ve been sticking relatively close to the truth and timeline and they’ve even been open about the changes when the producers talk after the episode.

1) The helicopter
- it didn’t happen that soon after the accident and it wasn’t the first. It also happened because it got too close to one of the 3 broken cranes still up around the site

2) the female physicist
- she’s fictional and meant to represent the 100s of scientists who played a role in the disaster aftermath

No one should really complain about these two. Both are understandable and pretty minor. It makes you appreciate everything else that’s the truth when they’re this forthcoming about what’s not.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
Episode 2 was more focused and better than the first. Some of that was probably getting past the oddity of hearing and seeing British actors as Soviets.

The ending was chilling. The recruitment scene just before that was outstanding. So was the helicopter flight and aftermath, with Shcherbina and Legasov going from adversaries to allies.


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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So not to make this too political, but the Minsk “leader” who used to work in a shoe factory and become someone that powerful... kind of reminded me of the entire Democrat Party



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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
Sixteen communist wives

Thirty-two hardened deadened tiny eyes

Staring at the radioactive tan
Of thirty-two clenching wrinkled little hands

Seventeen company men

Out of which only twelve will make it back again

Sergeant sent a letter to five Ukranian wives

whose tears drip down from ten little eyes

Cheer them on to their rivals
Cause the Soviet Union can, and the Soviet Union can't say no
And the Soviet Union does, if the Soviet Union says it's so
It's so


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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
I’ve really enjoyed both episodes and find the whole thing so fascinating.

Here’s a short doc about Chernobyl & the exclusion zone today LINK
[yes that is the dude from the blinking white guy gif]
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BigOrangeVols
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re: 5/13 - Chernobyl Episode 2 thread: "Please Remain Calm" *HBO*
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So not to make this too political, but the refusal of the Soviet leadership to listen to the assertions of scientists and individuals more knowledgeable of the situation... kind of reminded me of the entire Republican Party

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