Chernobyl

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  1. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't been watching this mini-series on HBO, I'd highly recommend it. I just love the artistic choices the show runners have made. The lighting, costuming, and cinematography are just spot on.....so, so Soviet. And the creeping dread that permeates the whole story is really not like much else I've ever seen on TV.
     
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  2. besserheimerphat

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    Plus from what I've read it's very historically accurate so far. Love that show.
     
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  3. BoxsterCy

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    It really is outstanding so far. I think the "It's the miners, comrade" scene from the other night is likely the only moment of levity we are likely to see.
     
  4. shagcarpetjesus

    shagcarpetjesus Well-Known Member

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    There is a companion podcast available as well that is equally fantastic. The writer/show runner gives lots of detail about how the series lines up with actual events as well as other interesting historical anecdotes that didn’t make it into the show.
     
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  5. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    When does the final episode come out?
     
  6. canker2323

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    I need to check it out.

    I like watching drone videos of Chernobyl today and seeing how much nature has taken back the area.
     
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  7. internetman

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    agree didnt think so many people in ukraine had british accents
     
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  8. HitItHard58

    HitItHard58 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely on my watch list. My insanely long almost overwhelming watch list. Not sure when but I'll get to this one eventually.
     
  9. Dandy

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    It's great. We watched the first two, haven't got around to the third yet. Probably tomorrow night. I wish it was more than just a mini-series.
     
  10. 3TrueFans

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    We started our free HBONow 7 day trial so we could watch Veep this weekend and I saw this on the list, I need to make a point to watch the first episode in the next 3 days now.
     
  11. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Question for you young people. I don't have HBO and have never watched game of Thrones and never cared to do so. However, I really want to watch this. I am fascinated by looking at photo's of what it has become. Toys just laying around, Amusement park overgrown and that type of thing. However, if I can get like HBO streaming for like 10 bucks a month I can and might as well watch GOT in a marathon viewing. Is it possible to get HBO like I get Netflix and does anyone know how much it costs?
     
  12. HGoat1

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    That is a perfect way of describing it.

    Can't wait til next sunday. I'm really into it.
     
  13. VeloClone

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    Right, we know they all spoke English with Slavic accents.
     
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  14. Cyclonepride

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    Not a young people, but we use HBO Now (streaming). I think it costs $15.99 a month or so. Well worth it. Watched the last season of Game of Thrones, and now working on Sopranos.
     
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  15. Sousaclone

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    I don't know if it could be much more than a mini series to be honest. Might lose some of the effect. Would be interesting for them to do 1 or 2 episodes as a documentary style follow up to show what's going on in that area now.
     
  16. Dandy

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  17. 3TrueFans

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    Sorry, he specifically asked young people.
     
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  18. isufbcurt

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    Love this show. It is so intense. The mismanagement, denial and "yes manness" is really crazy. The fact that there was so much denial about what was happening and those who knew what was happening were dismissed as wrong just blows my mind.

    I did laugh at the naked miners though.
     
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  19. TXCyclones

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    I'm young at heart. But here is a pretty good place to start:

    https://www.hbo.com/ways-to-get
     
  20. Tre4ISU

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    3.6. Not great, not terrible.
     
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