Chernobyl- A Must Watch

Chernobyl is a Miniseries with 5 episodes telling us the aftermath of Chernobyl Nuclear disaster which occurred in The Soviet Union in April 1986 and is considered to be world’s worst man-made disaster of all time.

 The story is created and written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck and is a Co-production between HBO and sky network.

After watching 1st episodes I had to go back and research about what exactly happened on that fateful day. What I found online and what the miniseries showing us are super dramatized documented events that take place exactly after the core gets blown off and disaster strikes.


I wish every member of Government in India and everywhere else would watch and learn what happens when you choose ego, fear and your party loyalty over what’s right in front of your eyes.  Reading for 2 hours online about how exactly the nuclear reactor works and watching Chernobyl, I feel I can add nuclear physicist in my Resume.

 I can assure you that authenticity in the show is really impressive and so good that I have been obsessed about it for the last two weeks now.  This story is bone-chilling and it is shaping up to be a beautiful and terrifying TV capable of giving you a genuine panic attack.

Casting is amazing too as each of the characters slides right into the skin of it. The story starts with Jared Harris as Valery Legasov who is Deputy Director of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy and also part of the team who responded to the Chernobyl disaster.

Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and head of the Bureau for Fuel and Energy.

Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, a fictionalized composite character, a scientist from the Byelorussian Institute for Nuclear Energy, who becomes a member of the team investigating the disaster.


Last week in Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister says that stories are the most powerful thing in the world. There are times when a dramatized TV can open your eyes about something that really happened than any other medium.

In the second episode Emily character has an entire telephonic conversation in periodic table code and that really bought the brilliance of Chernobyl for me.

The Series Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir by is tremendous and keeps in horror so close the story. With each passing episode, the series gets better and better and the last episode disturbing makeup is another part where Chernobyl stands apart from any other show on the TV.

It’s one of my highly recommended show and a must watch for everyone. Please see and let me know your thoughts.

2 thoughts on “Chernobyl- A Must Watch

  • July 12, 2019 at 6:37 am

    A slow moving web series, but with an interesting plot .

    • July 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      In fact i did not find it slow at all and totally agree, never been a plot with so much attention to details.


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