A place that turned into humanity’s worst nightmare in an overnight – Yes, I’m indeed talking about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, which lead to the collapse of the erstwhile USSR in the late 80s. Chernobyl has classified as a level 7 major accident in the maximum classification on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
Chernobyl, the 5-part miniseries by HBO discuss the biggest man-made disaster in history and its aftermath. The series went back to the time when the worst nightmare happened and the efforts to save millions of lives from the after-effects of the radiation.
The series is written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, has a dramatized version of real events happened in the Chernobyl from a storytelling point of view. The series doesn’t have many cinematic elements, but it filled with frightening incidents happened on that deadly night.
When it comes to the execution of the series, it clearly shows us the idea of how to serve the duty to the nation even if it is when you have to sacrifice hundreds and thousands of lives for the greater goods. The series is quite popular and became the best TV series of the year so far, in addition to ranking as IMDB’s top-rated show only because of the excellent execution and the non-cinematic elements.
The unique show offers a deep look into the corrupt power structure in such a way that it includes a bigger story than the Chernobyl itself. HBO’s all-time best miniseries shows the ‘realistic’ portrayal of the era. Chernobyl is an admiration of how the series conveys the heroism of ordinary people.
Chernobyl clearly gives you the idea about what really happened back then in a distinct way of storytelling. The 5 mini episodes include everything from the big explosion, the explosion, and evacuation from the viewpoint of a renowned scientist named Valery Legasov.
The success of this gripping drama is all about the reflection of the geography and the context which it is set. Chernobyl will make you sentimental and sympathize for almost every character who sacrificed in the process. The blend of brilliance and reality in every frame makes it hard to separate it from the truth.
Like Legasov says in the final episode “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, the debt is paid” clearly stated that truth is different for each person depending on their version and what they want to believe in. But the truth behind this worst man-made incident is stranger than fiction.
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