I’m one episode in Chernobyl, and I feel like this is going to be a slow burner. Considering I fancy myself a bit of a history buff, and certainly very interested in impactful world events, the disaster in Chernobyl was always one I found fascinating and even a considered must see destination in the future (yes, I know the risks). I’ve never once thought about looking out for movies or shows about it, even failing to seek out any documentaries. So when this new HBO miniseries made an appearance, I was definitely keen; a great filler for the loss, and the slight disappointment of the final season of Game Of Thrones.
Chernobyl tells the story that made the town so famous. It was the world’s worst nuclear plant disaster known to man that took place at the Ukrainian’s town power plant, in April of 1986. This 5 part series takes you right into the disaster zone, explaining all the what ifs and what happens, leaving no stone unturned.
The frustration runs high as the men in charge, refuse to believe the power plant employees who believe the explosion has caused a lot more damage than once thought. Beginning with a confession, a suicide, and right when the explosion of the power plant causes a rippling shake through the town, we are forced to sit through every bad decision that was made from the moment the reactor lit up the Ukrainian sky at almost 1:30am. We even meet the man himself who caused all the problems, Mr. Anatoly Dyatlov played by Paul Ritter.
I know I’m going to love this and I can’t wait to continue it. I have a feeling I will finish this in a day! Because I don’t have a house to clean.