Why no HBO Chernobyl thread?

Directed by this swede:



Who later directed music videos like Frozen for Madonna:



This for Chris Cornell:



And:




Just watched the first episode. The dread! 

Wish they would have dared to film it with russian actors. But other than that, don't know if I can watch the second episode.. haha




"Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,501
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,022
    edited June 2019

    I don't know why no Chernobyl thread. Why don't you start one? :lol:
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    edited June 2019
    Why.  
    Take a guess:



    (hint: it's one of the most talked about and praised tv-series this year. Maybe not under the rock you live under. But everywhere else)
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,022
    It was fucking awesome. I loved it. It was just so well made - if I was a film professor, I'd be referencing it in my classes, lol.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    PJ_Soul said:
    It was fucking awesome. I loved it. It was just so well made - if I was a film professor, I'd be referencing it in my classes, lol.
    Heading into episode 2 now. Wish me luck.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,576
    Everybody talks about this in Greece..
    its on my list..
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    23scidoo said:
    Everybody talks about this in Greece..
    its on my list..
    Watch it. It's pure dread.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    Watched three episodes last night. WIll watch the rest after I take a swing around the pride celebration downtown.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 3,199
    Amazing show.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    When the cement truck comes at the funeral...
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    The dog :(
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    Crazy:


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,529
    That was an awesome miniseries.  Still can't believe that actually happened.  Apparently there's an alternate version being made for Russia where the CIA caused the disaster!! LOL.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
     Apparently there's an alternate version being made for Russia where the CIA caused the disaster!! LOL.
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    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
     I binged the 5 episodes twice.

    it was excellent & i learned more than i knew before.  a lot of every day heroes & Soviet scum leaders.

    The dogs got me & i thought the miners were awesome. Don't want to say too much for those who haven't watched.

    i could watch the whole thing again, but I'll wait awhile cause it's heavy stuff.



  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,453
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
    Except Chernobyl is not even in Russia.......
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    JPPJ84 said:
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
    Except Chernobyl is not even in Russia.......
    And nuclear fallout knows no man assigned boundaries. 
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,453
    njnancy said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
    Except Chernobyl is not even in Russia.......
    And nuclear fallout knows no man assigned boundaries. 
    Damn right
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    Finished it. Would love to rewatch it. Loved the heaviness of it, and the lack of Hollywoodian tropes and feel. 
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 19,558
    edited June 2019
    Waiting for my  wife to watch the last two episodes.together....but pretty great series so far.
    Crazy and scary stuff.
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,576
    ''After the disastrous explosion at Chernobyl in 1986, one of the few survivors, the nuclear physicist Andrei Drozdov, decides to set up an Esoteric School based mainly on the philosophy of Pythagoras. Together with six other Russian scientists, they form a commune at the southernmost point of Europe, the remote island of Gavdos. Behind their profile of selfless workers and Orthodox Russian scientists, several myths begin to emerge in the local community: Might they be spies or perhaps members of an obscure sect? As a consequence of the seven scientists' philosophical quest regarding the need to reconstruct this world and to create a new "immortal" human being, they trigger reactions from the Church and the local community, especially when they decide to build a Temple dedicated to Apollo.''


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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,478
    Finished it. Would love to rewatch it. Loved the heaviness of it, and the lack of Hollywoodian tropes and feel. 
    THIS!
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,576

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    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,501
    JPPJ84 said:
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
    Except Chernobyl is not even in Russia.......
    You know what I meant.  They were part of the Soviet Empire at the time...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766
    JPPJ84 said:
    Why.  Most of us could care less about Russia...except they are a stain to the world...you enjoy.
    Except Chernobyl is not even in Russia.......
    You know what I meant.  They were part of the Soviet Empire at the time...
    Best coubtry in C&C Red Alert. 
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,968
    23scidoo said:

    Thank you for posting that. 

    Amazing how the details were so closely replicated. Now I'm gonna go down a rabbit hole with all the Chernobyl clips listed. LOL.

    It was a terrible disaster, I don't think that they could ever properly portray just how horrid it was. Only those who lived it and still live it today really know the full impact.  

    HBO seems to have based a lot on that documentary. Which is one of many videos I will be watching till the wee hours of the morning (and it's all your fault) :tongue::wink:

  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 13,576
    njnancy said:
    23scidoo said:

    Thank you for posting that. 

    Amazing how the details were so closely replicated. Now I'm gonna go down a rabbit hole with all the Chernobyl clips listed. LOL.

    It was a terrible disaster, I don't think that they could ever properly portray just how horrid it was. Only those who lived it and still live it today really know the full impact.  

    HBO seems to have based a lot on that documentary. Which is one of many videos I will be watching till the wee hours of the morning (and it's all your fault) :tongue::wink:

    De nada Nancy!!
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,976
    Finished watching it at the weekend. I thought it was really well made and I will definitely watch it again.
    I was 9 when it happened, and I can remember seeing the reports on the news in the UK, but obviously had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes. I appreciate that some of it was dramatised but it's still fascinating and terrifying in equal measure to watch, knowing that it really happened.

    My brother actually visited Chernobyl and Pripyat in February for his 40th birthday. He's a photographer and likes to go to unusual places to shoot. For some reason he thought Chernobyl, and the exclusion zone, would be a good idea for a birthday trip!?!
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 20,766

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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