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Is anyone else watching Chernobyl?

(13 Posts)
NanaandGrampy Wed 15-May-19 22:32:24

We recorded it and I wasn’t sure I wanted to see it but it’s been riveting.

The level of denial in the beginning beggars belief . And the sheer scope and scale of it is breathtaking.

We’ve only watched the first 2 of the 5 episodes but I can recommend it .

gillybob Wed 15-May-19 22:40:23

I wanted to watch it but don’t have sky tv (or any other fancy packages just basic tv). My son said he would try and record it for me to watch as he has visited Chernobyl quite a few times. He has an amazing portfolio of photographs and memorabilia.

NanaandGrampy Wed 15-May-19 23:18:15

It’s worth watching if you get the chance Gillybob , quite an eye opener .

gillybob Thu 16-May-19 07:35:11

My son has told me so many stories NanaandGrampy . He knows quite a few people over there now and manages to get where many others can’t . He has some fantastic, eerie photographs .

ninathenana Thu 16-May-19 08:53:18

I haven't watched it, I thought it would be too depressing.

Grandad1943 Thu 16-May-19 09:11:23

My wife and I believe that this is one of the greatest true-life dramas that there has ever been on television. We have informed the rest of the family via WhatsApp and they to are now absolutely riveted by the series.

In the way the second episode ended we can hardly wait for next Tuesday.


NanaandGrampy Thu 16-May-19 09:13:49

I think its more shocking than depressing Ninathenana . I agree Grandad its quite different to what I expected.

Grandad1943 Thu 16-May-19 09:28:30

NanaandGrampy, very much agree with your above comment.

For those that have not seen any of the series, it is similar to HBO's acclaimed Band of Brothers. Similar to that series, you feel you get to know a number of those that were involved in the disaster and follow through what happens to them. It really is gripping stuff

We are watching it on Now TV, which is the Internet version of Sky TV but much cheaper.

grannydee123 Thu 16-May-19 09:40:12

I have it recorded but was unsure if I would watch it as i thought it would be quite depressing but now on your recommendations i am definitely going to watch it...thanks folks👍

NanaandGrampy Thu 16-May-19 10:06:02

It is dark grannydee don’t get me wrong, but following the chain of events and seeing how it related to the people around the area is like having hindsight if you see what I mean. Let us know what you think ?

Jane43 Thu 16-May-19 15:18:55

I watched the second episode yesterday and found it absolutely gripping. It’s not an easy watch but Grandad 1943 I agree with your comment 100% both my DH and I agree that it one of the best things we have watched for a long time. The way people were brave enough to speak out and go against the party line is admirable. The casting is excellent and includes Stellan Skarsgard who is so charismatic in everything he does, Emily Watson, Jared Harris - who I believe is Richard Harris’s son and Jessie Buckley.

Of course it’s depressing and dark but I had no idea how devastating to much of Europe the consequences might have been. I too can’t wait for the next episode.

Resurgam123 Thu 16-May-19 20:14:46

When is it on please ? I have missed that.

Jane43 Thu 16-May-19 21:03:32

It’s on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday evenings. There have been two episodes so far and they are on the home page so you can catch up with them.