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EntertainmentHBO's Chernobyl is now the top-rated TV show on IMDb

08:31  06 june  2019
08:31  06 june  2019 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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" Chernobyl ," HBO ' s retelling of the worst nuclear disaster in history, jumped to the No. 1 spot on IMDb 's TV show rankings. The limited series was shot on location in Ukraine and in a partly decommissioned nuclear power plant in Lithuania. “ Chernobyl ” is created, written and executive

" Chernobyl ," HBO ' s gritty and horrifying retelling of the worst nuclear disaster in history, has jumped to the No. 1 spot on IMDb 's all-time TV rankings just days after the limited series concluded. As of Tuesday, " Chernobyl " had a 9.7-star (out of 10) average rating from.

HBO's Chernobyl is now the top-rated TV show on IMDb© HBO Stellan Skarsgård (centre) plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina. Chernobyl, HBO's gritty and horrifying retelling of the worst nuclear disaster in human history, has jumped to the No. 1 spot on IMDb's all-time TV rankings just days after the limited series concluded.

As of Wednesday, Chernobyl had a 9.7-star (out of 10) average rating from about 140,000 users on the Amazon-owned IMDb site. The five-episode limited series finished its run on HBO Sunday, June 3. (Australians can watch it on Foxtel.)

For now, that puts the critically acclaimed Chernobyl ahead of AMC's Breaking Bad (9.5), BBC's Planet Earth II (9.5), HBO's Band of Brothers (9.5), the original Planet Earth (9.4), HBO's Game of Thrones (9.3) and HBO's The Wire (9.3), according to IMDb's ranking of TV shows. (Fandango's Rotten Tomatoes currently doesn't provide an Audience Score for Chernobyl.)

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IMDb ’ s ranking of TV shows . (Fandango’ s Rotten Tomatoes currently doesn’t provide an Audience Score for “ Chernobyl .”) Variety TV critic Caroline Framke, in her review of the show , wrote, “Rather than bursting into shocking twists, writer Craig Mazin and director Johan Renck build a steadily

OMG " Chernobyl " Is Now The Highest- Rated Show Ever On IMDb . It beat out Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Planet Earth II. HBO . And, according to Variety, as of today, Wednesday, June 5, Chernobyl is so damn good that it had a 9.7 (out of 10) star average on IMDb , making it the

Variety TV critic Caroline Framke, in her review of the show, wrote, "Rather than bursting into shocking twists, writer Craig Mazin and director Johan Renck build a steadily creeping unease, allowing the scale of the atrocity to sink in with terrible, fitting gravity."

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Top Rated TV Shows . In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world' s worst man-made catastrophes. Veteran character actor Jared Harris stars in the HBO historical drama mini- series " Chernobyl ."

Chernobyl has leapt ahead of the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Planet Earth 2, becoming the top rated TV show on IMDb with a hugely The show has also had the third best ever launch for a drama on Sky Atlantic, racking up a cumulative audience for its first episode of 1.7 million

Chernobyl dramatises the story of the April 26, 1986, massive explosion of the nuclear power plant in the Ukraine that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. The limited series was shot on location in Ukraine and in a partly decommissioned nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

HBO's Chernobyl is now the top-rated TV show on IMDb© HBO Emily Watson stars as Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist.

Chernobyl is created, written and executive produced by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter's War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). It's produced by Sister Pictures and the Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky co-production, with executive producers Carolyn Strauss and Jane Featherstone and Renck and Chris Fry co-executive producing. Sanne Wohlenberg (Black Mirror) also produces.

The series stars Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist; Stellan Skarsgård as Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl after the accident; and Emily Watson, who portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what caused the Chernobyl explosion.

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'I'm no hero' says Chernobyl diver portrayed in hit TV series.
In the acclaimed US mini-series "Chernobyl", Oleksiy Ananenko is hailed as one of three men who helped avert an even greater disaster after the worst nuclear accident in history. Now living in a modest one-bedroom apartment on the outskirts of Kiev, Ananenko insisted that what he did was not heroic. "I never felt like a hero. I was doing my job," said the 59-year-old former engineer who in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster took part in a risky operation to drain water from under the power station to prevent a further explosion.

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