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09:15  02 june  2019
09:15  02 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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After reactor 4 of the Chernboyl Nuclear Power Plant explodes in the HBO mini-series Chernobyl, it quickly becomes apparent that there are two types of people in power. There are the Soviet officials who sit in rooms and deem the meltdown "impossible," and in doing so allow the situation to worsen. Then, there are people like Ulana Khomyuk, the intrepid nuclear physicist from nearby Belarus played by Emily Watson, who recognise the enormity of the danger — and quickly mobilise. Unlike many of the the characters on the mini-series, Ulana doesn't exactly correspond to a real person from history. Rather, Ulana is based on a composite of many unnamed historical figures.

Leonid Bershidsky is Bloomberg Opinion 's Europe columnist. He was the founding editor of the They serve as a filter, a reminder that this is, after all, an American TV series, not a documentary, and that For one thing , people are often unprepared for the enormity of something like the Chernobyl

In 1986, Chernobyl was hit with a major nuclear reactor disaster. So, HBO, being HBO, decided to make a mini-series out of it. HBO. Chernobyl was the victim of a nuclear reactor disaster. It follows the terrible story in its entirety. Load Comments. The show has a 9.5 rating on IMDb.

Opinion: Chernobyl is the best thing on TV © HBO Chernobyl is not a TV show for the squeamish. Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

If we are in a golden age of television, Chernobyl is the best proof so far.

The five episode miniseries chronicling the world's worst nuclear catastrophe is a monument to what can be achieved on the small screen using HBO's infinite supply of money and talent.

Beginning moments after the reactor meltdown in 1986, Chernobyl manages to convey the shattering scale of the disaster without ever pulling the perspective far enough back to make it impersonal.

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After Chernobyl , the World Association of Nuclear Operators was established to foster better industry practices, including "safety culture." One of its essential principles is the critical importance of leadership responsibility for a healthy safety culture. The importance of safety culture was well

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster left a ring of ghost villages as residents fled fearing radiation poisoning. But now people are choosing to live in the crumbling houses on the edge “My strategy was to start a business by producing a product made out of waste.The first year was the most difficult, but over the

Watch: Sky Atlantic's Chernobyl trailer (Evening Standard)

A word of warning: this series is not for the squeamish. Hearing how first responders to the exposed reactor would melt from the inside out within days is bad enough, watching it happen is something else.

I've heard Chernobyl described as 'historical horror' and the label fits, the show's unflinching portrayal of radiation unleashed is often difficult to watch. But there's bleak heroism on display as well.

Firefighters, medics, builders and soldiers all walked into an invisible storm of poison which doomed them to the worst death imaginable in order to stop the contamination spreading.

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Opinion | Creating a compelling drama about the nuclear disaster would be one way for post-Soviet nations to Those countries, apparently, haven’t learned the lessons well enough to make a movie like this. Chernobyl is too far from Moscow to reach by helicopter, and in reality, the government

HBO's Chernobyl miniseries is easily one of the best , new TV shows that But what Chernobyl does differently is that it stays close to the true story, only deviating in special circumstances to push Plus, with the scale of its production, Chernobyl is by far one of the scariest things people will see all year.

One particularly grisly episode follows soldiers tasked with putting down every household pet left in the immense contaminated zone surrounding the reactor.

Gallery: Ghosts of Chernobyl (Reuters)

"The dogs are happy to see us, so shooting the first couple you find each day is easy," the captain tells a new recruit.

"It gets harder to kill them later on," he explains. "Once they get scared they run home to where they feel safe."

Despite being viscerally upsetting, the show never feels gratuitous, just brutally honest.

Jared Harris and Alexander Skarsgård fill the lead roles, and if they don't both get Emmys I'll lose my goddamn mind.

Opinion: Chernobyl is the best thing on TV © Getty NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Alexander Skarsgard attends the premiere of "Long Shot" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on April 30, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) Harris plays Professor Valery Legasov, nuclear physicist and scientific voice of reason. He spends much of the show translating the technicalities of a reactor meltdown into simple, confronting sentences such as:

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The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986, in the No. 4 nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat

TV . Opinions Leaderboard. Debate.org. I think that it is clear that no one intentionally caused Chernobyl , and that it was purely an accident. Everyone believes that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes

"We are dealing with something that has never occurred on this planet before.

Or: "Every atom of radiation is like a bullet penetrating everything in its path. There are 3 trillion of these bullets in Chernobyl. Some of them won't stop firing for 50,000 years."

Skarsgård, a man whose voice sounds like whiskey-drunk rocks falling down an escalator, plays Boris Shcherbina - a politician trapped between managing the crisis and representing a government incapable of admitting its own failures.

Opinion: Chernobyl is the best thing on TV © Getty Jared Harris poses for a portrait during the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in promotion of "Chernobyl" on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) Thankfully, none of the cast affect a faux-Russian accent. We aren't forced to cringe at hearing clearly British people call for glasses of 'wodka'. Chernobyl instead conveys its setting where it really counts, with immaculate set design and attention to detail.

If you're looking for an antidote to Game of Thrones' mediocre 8th season, it's Chernobyl. This a cinematic syringe of horror that will leave you dazzled and devastated.

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