Chernobyl on HBO

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Legasov and Scherbina's conversation on the bench and their descriptions of how nuclear reactors work were just absolutely gripping.
     
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  2. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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    I heard about this show via the Internet (twitter). Which was great. Loved the miniseries thought it was well done. Just finished listening to a podcast on Chernobyl.

    But the internet can also do terrible things.



    This one especially, holy crap. So disrespectful not to mention stupid. Enjoy cancer:


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  3. zyzz

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    There's a companion podcast that features the creator/writer of the show (The Chernobyl Podcast) and he said the actors were too focused on doing Russian accents than on their performances, so he just had them do their natural accents. Also they had to tone down the radiation poisoning scenes since the **** was too disturbing in real life. This is from an interview with Lyudmilla Ignatenko, the wife of Vasily Ignatenko (the firefighter)

    They dressed him up in formal wear, with his service cap. They couldn't get shoes on him because his feet had swelled up. They had to cut up the formal wear, too, because they couldn't get it on him, there wasn't a whole body to put it on. It was all wounds. The last two days in the hospital, I'd lift his arm, and meanwhile the bone is shaking, just sort of dangling, the body had gone away from it. Pieces of his lungs, of his liver, were coming out of his mouth. He was choking on his internal organs. I'd wrap my hand in a bandage and put it in his mouth, take out all that stuff.... My love. They couldn't get a single pair of shoes to fit him. They buried him barefoot.
     
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  4. Zombie

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    I've listened to the podcast along with each episode, it's very worthwhile for anyone interested.
     
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  5. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    been meaning to, just haven't had the time.
     
  6. MVP

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    BTW it is filmed in my homeland - Lithuania.
     
  7. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Your homeland looks like a Soviet wasteland?
     
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  8. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Lol

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  9. MVP

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    History lesson, from 1940 to 1991 we were occupied by Soviets. So of course there is tons of soviet architecture remains. And everything else is not that difficult to change these days with CGI.
     
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  10. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    On your pony Cossack...
     
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  11. Archie Moses

    Archie Moses Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of starting Barry on HBO.

    Anyone else seen this? Is it good?
     
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  12. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Never heard of it.

    You should watch Veep if you haven’t already


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  13. Wes Mantooth

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    Very good. So original.
     
  14. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Agree with this even more. Veep is probably my favorite comedy of all-time. Hilarious. Season one was solid, not great. Season two a little better. And they kept getting better and better.
     
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  15. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    It's one of my favorites of all time too.
    I love how vulgar/crass/non pc it is

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  16. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Amazing like that.
     
  17. Zombie

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    I've really enjoyed it
     

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