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Chernobyl

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Frank Castle, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Frank Castle

    Frank Castle Moderator
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    Did anyone watch this incredible bit of television?

    I've just gotten around to watching the final part of the 5 part mini-series and have to say it's one of the best, if not the best, piece of television I have ever seen. What an amazing well told story of such a horrible disaster. Written and told to perfection, extremely well acted and very informative, a masterpiece.

    For anyone who hasn't seen it, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
     
  2. Steve1970

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    Is this the one on sky?
     
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    The Russians have typically come out and said the programme was mainly a lie and exaggerated!. They are now going to make their own version and tell us all the truth.

    But yes Frank, it was a superb drama, very scary at the same time
     
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    I Work in the industry. The story of the responding firefighters is heartbreaking. I think I need to see the mini series too.
     
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    Agreed great show, such intense story telling throughout. Not a show that relies on high action and special effects, just good acting and a very well written piece.
     
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    I plan to watch it, loads of folk have been saying how good it is at telling the story.
     
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    It's good but it's not the best thing ever. I like the regional British accents they've used instead of a Russian twang. I also like the 24 hour fags and vodka culture.
     
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    It’s all that’s wrong with today. Nowadays, folk would frown at a nuclear reactor being overseen by workers having a few innocent vodkas and fags. Nanny state.
     
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    The accents were really funny at first but I got used to them. One thing that struck me was at the very end when they were showing real life photos and film, the actors who were playing the 3 managers in the dock were dead ringers for the real people
     
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    The lady scientist in it looks really familiar but I can't remember what I've seen her in.
     
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    I know what you mean. The male scientist kept reminding me of Ade Edmondson! Gripping stuff though
     
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    Emily Watson, a very prolific actress. I remember her most from Angela's Ashes, Gosford Park and tv drama Apple Tree Yard
     
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    Excellent series. I'm actually off there next month. Flights only 50 quid to Kiev from Tallinn, and then it's a hundred quid for a day tour up to Chernobyl. Not sure I'll be bringing back any souvenirs - ones that I can see anyway :)
     
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    Brilliant series compelling if at times difficult watch.
     
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    Loved it, the writing, acting, filming, all 10/10 and if the thyroid cancer doesn’t get you surely lung cancer will with all them fags.
     
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    All right.....here goes....
    Why is it bad to wear radioactive underpants?

    .......cos Chernobyl fall out....

    Thank you. I'll get my coat
     
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