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Screener Squad: Chernobyl (Miniseries Review)

Chernobyl TV Show Review


The Screener Squad are traveling back to the 80’s courtesy of HBO to witness the horror that is Chernobyl. Over the course of five episodes, the miniseries covers the incident from the initial explosion on April 1986 to the lengthy process in not only handling the nuclear fallout from the reactor but from the potential political fallout once the world catches on to the incident. Because of this, the Soviet Union calls upon chemist Valery Legasov (Jared Harris) and politician Boris Shcherbina (Stellan Skarsgård) to assess the damage of the explosion. As more scientists like Ulana Khomyuk (Emily Watson) come into the picture, the group realizes not only the severity this incident has on the world but how many more lives will be put at risk if the Soviet Union continues to lie about the severity. Can they make enough of a difference to prevent further disaster?

Justin, Allen, and Bradly have been brought together for this review committee to report on whether this is truly as great as nearly every critic and audience member in the world seems to think it is. Where do they fall on their ratings? Find out here!


Directed by: Johan Renck

Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley

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