Turbogoat wrote:Speed Racer wrote:Watched Chernobyl 1.2 last night.
I'm sure there's a fair amount of dramatic licence taken with the actual onsite efforts, but fuck-me, the incompetence and denial is staggering.
The first two episodes of this have been incredible. I use Chernobyl as a case study for dealing with Acute Radiation Syndrome etc..., so have a fair bit of interest in the incident, the response and the err... fallout.
So many small details that we know of were used in the episodes - the firefighter picking up the piece of graphite and receiving massive burns etc... it's incredible to see it on screen, some of it is exactly how I'd pictured it, other parts show I'd been way off.
Love how they've intertwined the politics of it into the story so we can see how their response unfolded in real time, how suppressing or denying the reality of the situation made it so much worse, while the heroic sacrifice of some of the responders was so cynically exploited.
The snippets at the end with cast and crew are fascinating too, just how they went about creating the show.
Absolutely incredible show.
What? Have I been missing this? Watching on Sky Atlantic are they not showing it or am I turning off too early?
It's good to see it's true to life.