Posted by
Message
LasVegasTiger
LSU Fan
Idaho
Member since Apr 2008
7085 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
Watched 3 episodes last night. Awesome show. Wanted to keep going but as someone said, needed a break as it is heavy. Had to switch to some Office S2.

Fantastic show so far.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
The_Joker
Arkansas Fan
Winter Park, Fl
Member since Jan 2013
16103 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
Great show once you ignore all of the extremely British accents in Soviet Ukraine, which for me took about 30 minutes


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
07
drizztiger
Army Fan
Deal With it!
Member since Mar 2007
28067 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

The woman scientist is a fictional character.

She never existed.
Docudramas do this regularly. It's to condense many characters into the show for narrative.

Takes nothing away from how really good it is as a mini-series.

But it's not a documentary. And it takes a mood to watch. At least for me.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
27980 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
Yeah apparently she was a composite of 3 people (all men btw).

It's a riveting show.

Reminded me of The People vs. OJ Simpson.

The show apparently doesn't pull any punches.


kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
82204 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

The show apparently doesn't pull any punches.


It certainly exposes the internal and external deceptions about communism and how it affects everyone involved.


Tigris
Montana Fan
Mexican Home
Member since Jul 2005
10978 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

internal and external deceptions about communism


We have plenty of this going on in our culture too now, on both sides of the political spectrum. It's like the truth has become irrelevant.


Jimbeaux
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
17361 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

We have plenty of this going on in our culture too now, on both sides of the political spectrum.


Be careful about making false equivalencies.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
53
Marciano1
LSU Fan
Marksville, LA
Member since Jun 2009
15838 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
Excellent series. I read "Midnight in Chernobyl" right before watching the series. Highly recommend that book.


Bruco
Wisconsin Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Aug 2016
1937 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
The Chernobyl Podcast is great as well. I listened to each one in between the episodes. The creator gets more into some the historical inaccuracies and why he made some of the choices he did.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
jg8623
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2010
13424 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

Yeah apparently she was a composite of 3 people (all men btw).


I thought it was more like 10-15 people


JDPndahizzy
LSU Fan
JDP
Member since Nov 2013
2624 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
Just watched the first episode last night. I think I was about 15 when this happened.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
tylerdurden24
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2009
43430 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
Incredible series but man does it leave you with a sense of dread and foreboding. Hard to watch that first episode and stomach how many people were unwittingly dooming themselves and others to not just death but agonizing death simply by being in the wrong city at the wrong time


TideSaint
Alabama Fan
Hill Country
Member since Sep 2008
64929 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
Watched it this weekend.

Fantastic show, but extremely depressing.


CocomoLSU
Penn State Fan
Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
141342 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
I know this is an old thread, but wanted to jump in and say this is a top five (at worst) miniseries of all time. It's simply fantastic television. Anybody who hasn't seen it should remedy that immediately.


Fewer Kilometers
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
31477 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
Never apologize for bumping a Chernobyl thread. Some lurker is putting it on their HBO Max watchlist because of your post.



JDPndahizzy
LSU Fan
JDP
Member since Nov 2013
2624 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
I decided to search and bump instead of starting a new one. Wish the OT would do that more often.


jdd48
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2012
16769 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

What am I in for?


The radiation poisoning scenes are absolutely brutal, particularly Vasily Ignatenko's final state before he passes. That scene will haunt me for a while. They almost did too good of a job. GREAT series otherwise. If the final scene between Shcherbina and Legasov doesn't move you, I am not sure what would.
This post was edited on 7/21 at 5:54 pm


FredBear
USA Fan
Member since Aug 2017
8425 posts

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

Just got finished watching the first season of Dark, set in Germany 6 months after the accident



That was pretty good. It got a bit redundant at times but that kind of went along with the gist of the show.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
southerngent1417
LSU Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Jan 2014
28 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
Enjoy! You're going to wish it was longer once you finish it.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
Marciano1
LSU Fan
Marksville, LA
Member since Jun 2009
15838 posts
 Online 

re: About to start Chernobyl
quote:

About to start Chernobyl
What am I in for?
Great show. If you enjoy reading, check out Midnight in Chernobyl. Incredible.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 2 of 4next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram