HBO Chernobyl Mini-Series

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It looks really good and interesting. Not sure I’d make it through it.
 

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this should be good . . . the soviet firefighters at chernobyl were incredibly heroic
 

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Check this documentary. Soviet footage. Translated into english. Incredibly compelling. Quintessentially Russian. They have pitiful equipment and resources but no shortage of personal sacrifice. Hearing the Army commander trying to stick up for his men who were being used as disposable automatons and the inner struggles of people who had to decide if it was worth destroying the workers to accomplish a specific minor task is pretty tough.

 

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I've watched the first episode 3 times. It's utterly gripping. A read a review that panned the first episode as confusing and leaving too many unanswered questions. Questions like why civilians didn't appreciate the danger they were on, especially on the bridge scene. I think the reviewer got it terribly wrong. The scenes inside the reactor building should be chaotic and confusing. As to the civilians, I think you can't substitute your judgment for how you'd react to these poor people that were lied to constantly about what they were living near.
 

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I found the first episode to be absolutely riveting. You knew exactly what was going to happen, yet, there was suspense as if you were watching a horror movie. In the Soviet era, I don't doubt there was significant national pride which led to significant situational blindness - both by those making decisions in the moment, as well as those in the surrounding communities who were victims.
 

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We should go all out nuclear power. No wind turbines. They cause cancer according to the smartest person on the planet!
 

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Another stray thought, I absolutely loved the way they showed the actual explosion. So ominous.
 

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Eh, he’s right.
The Japanese after the earthquake would take exception. Next war won’t be with arms but with the ability to hack and disable infrastructure computer systems. Which ones would you think they’ll go after? Power grids will be number one. But if you want to totally annihilate a country and it’s population it’s like having a nuclear bomb go off and wondering if it was a 300 lb.terrorist sitting in his bed that did it.
 

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It was so well done. My god it makes the other junk on tv look like we all got together and made a tv show
 

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