Absolutely Outstanding Comrade
- Chernobyl review by PN
I've been an avid lover of Chernobyl documentaries for years, seeing recreations, photos, playing video games featuring Pripyat and have a pretty good knowledge of what went on. This series was simply outstanding at building on the info they had but actually planting the viewer into the situation, giving you an incredible insight into just what it would have been like at the time.
Documentaries don't have that quality a TV drama has. The suspense, the fear, the unknowing, the confusion and sacrifices of the people involved are captured beautifully. It's all in English (as it would be difficult to watch all in subtitles), wonderful cinematography. It focuses purely on what happened without the usual political correctness and casting characters the opposite of reality just for inclusion points. It's raw.
As for technical accuracy, it seems overall to be pretty accurate, I have no doubt scenes have been made up for the storyline to flow and maybe some scientists would take issue with minute aspects but for me, a solid 5/5 for expanding my interest in Chernobyl by slamming me into the heart of it over 5 episodes.
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