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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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Both. It's based on the actual events, but there's debate about how accurate it is. I wouldn't call it a documentary, but rather an original series based on the event.



Though we (Americans) want to believe that its accurate and Russia did everything wrong and put everyone at risk, that could be a stretch and not completely the truth

If that movie was made in Russia, it would show how good of a job they did to fix the problem.

I will keep on believing Russia is a evil place and all but Im smart enough to know that its not always the truth


Great series and I really enjoyed it.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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Though we (Americans) want to believe that its accurate


Obviously, as a dramatic product, liberties were taken all along the way, for time, to tell a better story.

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Russia did everything wrong and put everyone at risk


100% accurate. They exploded something that was unexplodable. And the last thing on Earth one would want to explode.

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If that movie was made in Russia, it would show how good of a job they did to fix the problem.


More about blaming individuals (or, more likely, outsiders). Like someone posted earlier, Russians are talking about making a version where a CIA operative sabotages it.

But, regardless, this series DID (went out of its way, in fact appears to have been the entire point of the program) show the effort and great sacrifice that primarily Ukrainians and Russians (but also others) made to keep it from getting worse and cleaning it up.

It remains a great embarrassment to the old Soviets, many of whom are still alive.
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On a side note, the soviets sure did love them some cigarettes. Those commies were some chain smoking sons a bitches


Between this show and Mad Men Jared Harris (Legasov) is going to get fake lung cancer from all of the fake cigarettes he's had to smoke.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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Though we (Americans) want to believe that its accurate and Russia did everything wrong and put everyone at risk, that could be a stretch and not completely the truth

If that movie was made in Russia, it would show how good of a job they did to fix the problem.

I will keep on believing Russia is a evil place and all but Im smart enough to know that its not always the truth

Listen to the podcast that the creator did. This was essentially his whole reasoning behind wanting to do the podcast. He does a great job of explaining what events actually happened, which probably/may have happened, and which were full artistic liberties.


I just finished the show last night, and it truly was an amazing show. I imagine it's going to rake during award season.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
Overall, it was very well done, and really made the entire series of events understandable to anyone watching, which I think is what made it so good.

Now, in reality, a woman rushing to Chernobyl and being stopped would have been shot and dumped next to the deer, but we all know that her character was a fictional representation of many others, and I thought it was well done. Doesn't matter to me if it was a woman or a man, the results and dialog would be the same.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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It remains a great embarrassment to the old Soviets, many of whom are still alive.


It bankrupted the Soviet Union and played a part in its dissolution. But I think that goes hand and hand with how broke they are at that point and how their shoddy construction of reactors created such an unsafe situation. It’s not too much of a stretch to assume that much is accurate in the storytelling.

I know it cost over a billion and something like 20 years to “clean up” Three Mile Island and that was nothing compared to Chernobyl.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
What I thought was so well done in addition to what has already been mentioned, is how authentic the Chernobyl plant looked and the city of Pripyat. I’ve viewed many pictures of both online and I would venture to say they nailed it. It is so haunting to look at the ghost town that is Pripyat. Scary to think of how rapidly it was evacuated and fascinating to see how nature has reclaimed it.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
Finally watching this and my god did Stellan crush that courtroom scene


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What I thought was so well done in addition to what has already been mentioned, is how authentic the Chernobyl plant looked and the city of Pripyat. I’ve viewed many pictures of both online and I would venture to say they nailed it. It is so haunting to look at the ghost town that is Pripyat. Scary to think of how rapidly it was evacuated and fascinating to see how nature has reclaimed it.



I kept asking the wife, how do they recreate these scenes? Is it all special effects? Are there any sets, miniatures? It's amazing.


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I know it cost over a billion and something like 20 years to “clean up” Three Mile Island and that was nothing compared to Chernobyl.


It's ironic that in the courtroom scene, Legasov goes into detail about how the Soviets where cheapskates, but then they bankrupt their country trying to fix what they could have avoided with much less if done right the first time.
Cutting corners with a nuclear reactor isn't wise.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
I read somewhere that the series was filmed in Lithuania which is in the same region as Ukraine and an existing and fully operational nuclear power station doubled as Chernobyl. The iconic red and white smokestack looked identical to the real one too. They even got the filming right by filming on gray and overcast days which are so prevalent in Russia and the surrounding former Republics. The depressing and dark look of that Moscow hospital with those same green and brown colors in all the rooms set the mood well.
The town in Lithuania that was used for Pripyat really captured that bland, generic and constant Soviet architecture.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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it truly was an amazing show. I imagine it's going to rake during award season.


Hang on, imma let you finish, but Game of Thrones JUST finished the greatest season of television of all time.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
Jared Harris and Stellan better win all the awards. Both were incredible


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
Im worried that the anticommunist undertones will hurt it come award season

Hollywood loves them some Marxism.


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m worried that the anticommunist undertones will hurt it come award season

Hollywood loves them some Marxism.



Listening to the podcast discussing the part with the old lady who wouldn't leave her home as she was milking her cow, they discussed about the area around Chernobyl back in Stalin's days had it's successful farmers essentially get removed. This was because they were doing too good, and ones that can control the food distribution have power and the central government didn't allow for that, under the policy of "kolkhoz".
Funny to me that the obvious liberal writer (he commented negatively on the 2016 election in another podcast) spoke of how "wrong" it seemed this kolkhoz was, yet it seems like today's liberal wants just this. They do not want people to be successful, it should be for the government to decide and distribute.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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Im worried that the anticommunist undertones will hurt it come award season


Don’t you worry about that

It was basically a prelude to climate change


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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I read somewhere that the series was filmed in Lithuania which is in the same region as Ukraine and an existing and fully operational nuclear power station doubled as Chernobyl. The iconic red and white smokestack looked identical to the real one too. They even got the filming right by filming on gray and overcast days which are so prevalent in Russia and the surrounding former Republics. The depressing and dark look of that Moscow hospital with those same green and brown colors in all the rooms set the mood well. The town in Lithuania that was used for Pripyat really captured that bland, generic and constant Soviet architecture.



Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
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Funny to me that the obvious liberal writer (he commented negatively on the 2016 election in another podcast) spoke of how "wrong" it seemed this kolkhoz was, yet it seems like today's liberal wants just this. They do not want people to be successful, it should be for the government to decide and distribute.


It’s ok for people to be successful under their ideas, it just has to be their people.


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arktiger28
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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
Just finished last night. Best thing I've watched in a long time. One question I have is about the other three reactors continuing to operate. How did the workers keep those running without being contaminated? I am assuming they all didn't die.


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re: Chernobyl Episode 5 "Vichnaya Pamyat" - Season Finale
LINK /

This is a forum I visit from time to time. One of the guys there was the childhood friend of the writer of this show. He talked about it back in 2011. Kinda cool read and decent way to kill an afternoon at work.


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