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Power, politics and catastrophe: HBO’s Chernobyl is explosively real

It feels particularly relevant now to see how those in a position of power make decisions that contradict science because of political convictions.

The exploded nuclear reactor ChernobylThe exploded nuclear reactor Chernobyl(Source: AP/TASR )

After years of trying, a friend finally convinces you to start watching Game of Thrones. Just like millions of other people, you end up waiting anxiously for the last season to finally be released and feel such an attachment to the show that you even decide to subscribe to HBO, just so you can watch the show immediately after it’s made available. But now that the show is over, you’re trying to decide whether to cancel your subscription or not, because you don’t know what else to watch. I know, it’s a story as old as time; well, maybe not quite, but still very common.

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HBO has a lot of current content that doesn’t include dragons that is deserving of your time and attention. For starters, you should not cancel your subscription without giving “Chernobyl” a chance.

This is a miniseries consisting of five episodes (three of which have already been released) which focuses on the events of the catastrophe that took place in 1986. It’s a dramatised version of the events that actually took place, rather than a documentary. The series is directed by Johan Renck, who also directed episodes for Breaking Bad, Vikings and The Walking Dead, among others.

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