Why Is HBO's ‘Chernobyl’ Depressing And Thrilling At The Same Time?

HBO’s latest miniseries Chernobyl is so brilliant that you will get depressed and thrilled at the same time. After the conclusion of Game of Thrones, the latest miniseries is charming its audience with superlative content. Based on the true story, Chernobyl is no documentary. It’s made to entice quality-content hungry audience worldwide and it will surely blow your mind with the horrors of the greatest man-made disaster in the world. HBO’s Chernobyl is a true depiction of the nuclear disaster that took place in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat, in northern Ukrainian SSR. The series starts with a promise and gets grittier and darker with each passing moment. The suspense and plot build-up creates enormous tension.

The greatest strength of this miniseries lies in its truthfulness to the facts yet at no point, it seems dull. Chernobyl disaster already is a great case study for the future generation as it serves as a warning to humanity’s gamble with technology. One mistake can cost millions of lives. Cold, riveting and mostly hushed, this miniseries will drain you emotionally.

From the beginning of the outbreak to its dire consequence to heroics, brainpower, and lies, HBO’s Chernobyl will shock you immensely. Created by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, starring Jared Harris as Valery Legaso, Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina and Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, HBO's Chernobyl does justice to the horrifying Chernobyl disaster without making it tiring.

Craig Mazin created a unique show that tells a story that we all know yet we don’t know much about it. He tried to make this show look real and mainly fact-based.  Except for Ulana Khomyuk, most of the characters are based on real-life.  From the heroics of the coal miners, pilots and the firefighters to the suicide squad that saved millions of people to the role of Valery Legaso (the nuclear physicist) and Boris Shcherbina (crisis management lead), Chernobyl successfully created a terrorizing tale of horror and mass suffering. The miniseries already has a better rating than Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad at IMDB that proves the popularity of the show.


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