Chernobyl Summary

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months. Approaching the story from every angle, encompassing the perspectives of plant workers, firemen, doctors, scientists, residents and Soviet bureaucrats, the miniseries juxtaposes compelling human stories of bravery and sacrifice with the shocking inertia of a government intent on passing blame and downplaying the dangers of the disaster. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Jared Harris (Emmy nominee for Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia) and Emily Watson (Oscar nominee for Hilary and Jackie and Breaking the Waves), Chernobyl is written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter's War) and directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad). Chernobyl Wiki

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Chernobyl dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell.

April 26, 1986, USSR. An early-morning explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sends workers scrambling to assess the damage. When reports reach the control room that the reactor's core is "gone," deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov sends men to the core itself to investigate. Meanwhile, Vasily, a fireman in the nearby town of Pripyat, is summoned to help put out the fire, leaving behind his wife Lyudmilla. As plant workers and firemen quickly succumb to radiation, Dyatlov and plant directors Viktor Bryukhanov and Nikolai Fomin meet with the Pripyat council and insist that radiation levels are not dangerously high; the council subsequently decides to seal off Pripyat and cut its phone lines to prevent the spread of "misinformation." As sick patients begin to stream into the local hospital, a skeptical academician, Valery Legasov, is tasked by the Central Committee of the USSR to serve as an expert on its Chernobyl task force.

Please Remain Calm
Seven hours after the Chernobyl explosion, Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist in Minsk, is awakened in her office by a radiation alarm and grows increasingly worried when her phone call to Chernobyl goes unanswered. Lyudmilla arrives at the Pripyat hospital looking for Vasily, whom she learns is being helicoptered to Moscow. At a Central Committee meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev, Legasov objects to Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina's assessment that the situation is contained, and Gorbachev ends up sending both men to Chernobyl, where a new reading shows radiation is thousands of times higher than reported. Legasov urges Shcherbina to evacuate Pripyat, but Shcherbina worries about Moscow's reaction. As reports of the disaster spread to Europe, Shcherbina finally calls for an evacuation, even as Khomyuk makes her way to Chernobyl to warn Legasov and Shcherbina that a second and far more massive explosion is imminent – one that puts the entire European continent at risk.

Open Wide, O Earth
April 30, 1986. After bribing her way into Hospital Number 6 in Moscow, Lyudmilla flouts a nurse's warnings about limiting her contact with Vasily. With the reactor fire finally contained, Legasov warns Shcherbina that a plant meltdown could contaminate drinking water for 50 million people. Determined to uncover the cause of the explosion, Khomyuk goes to the hospital to interview the men who were on the scene, drawing unwanted attention from the KGB. As miners dig a tunnel under the reactor to stave off a meltdown, Legasov lays out a decontamination plan for surrounding areas that will require drafting hundreds of thousands of men.

The Happiness of All Mankind
As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related to Soviet nuclear plants, and at the hospital, tries to persuade a critically ill Dyatlov to explain what happened the night of the explosion. When the radiation proves too dangerous for lunar rovers, Legasov and Shcherbina devise a plan to use men to remove debris with the least possible exposure.

Vichnaya Pamyat
After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by "operator error," Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, even as Shcherbina and Legasov show signs of deteriorating health. The events inside the control room leading up to the explosion are witnessed, and as Legasov's testimony comes to a close, he puts his reputation, and perhaps his life, at risk in hopes of preventing another Chernobyl.

Chernobyl: Trailer
'Chernobyl' stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson in this story of the 1986 nuclear accident.

Chernobyl: What is Chernobyl?
Hear about the real-life Chernobyl disaster from the cast and crew of the epic miniseries, including director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin, and stars Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgard.

Chernobyl: Stellan Skarsgard as Boris Shcherbina, The Apparatchik
Stellan Skarsgard talks about his character Boris Shcherbina and his place in the miniseries “Chernobyl.”

Chernobyl: Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, The Professor
Jared Harris delves inside his character Valery Legasov in the miniseries “Chernobyl.” Other interviews include Stellan Skarsgard.

Chernobyl: Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, The Scientist
Actress Emily Watson opens up on playing scientist Ulana Khomyuk in “Chernobyl.” Other interviews include Jared Harris, director Johan Renck and writer/executive producer Craig Mazin.

Chernobyl: Behind the Curtain - Director Johan Renck
“Chernobyl” director Johan Renck talks about bringing the epic miniseries to life in this featurette.

Chernobyl: Script to Screen - The Divers
Join “Chernobyl” director Johan Renck for this look at how he turned a scripted sequence involving divers swimming beneath the nuclear reactor into one of the most harrowing scenes in the miniseries.

Chernobyl: Pivotal Moment - The Trial
The climactic trial scene in “Chernobyl” is explored in this short special featuring interviews with director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin and stars Emily Watson and Jared Harris.

Chernobyl: Inside Episode 1
Get an inside look at Episode 1 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Chernobyl: Inside Episode 2
Get an inside look at Episode 2 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Chernobyl: Inside Episode 3
Get an inside look at Episode 3 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Chernobyl: Inside Episode 4
Get an inside look at Episode 4 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Chernobyl: Inside Episode 5
Get an inside look at Episode 5 of the HBO miniseries 'Chernobyl.'

Episode TitleTime
Please Remain Calm 1:04:56
Open Wide, O Earth 1:01:47
The Happiness of All Mankind 1:04:59
Vichnaya Pamyat 1:11:33
Chernobyl: Trailer02:25
Chernobyl: What is Chernobyl?01:38
Chernobyl: Stellan Skarsgard as Boris Shcherbina, The Apparatchik01:56
Chernobyl: Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, The Professor01:46
Chernobyl: Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, The Scientist01:56
Chernobyl: Behind the Curtain - Director Johan Renck01:37
Chernobyl: Script to Screen - The Divers01:23
Chernobyl: Pivotal Moment - The Trial02:12
Chernobyl: Inside Episode 102:31
Chernobyl: Inside Episode 202:47
Chernobyl: Inside Episode 302:01
Chernobyl: Inside Episode 403:26
Chernobyl: Inside Episode 503:30

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- A work of art5 star

The show was a true masterpiece. It not only told the story of one of the most horrific man-made disasters in the world, but expressed the heart-wrenching effects and painful truths of lies. HBO’s Chernobyl will hit the heart of every viewer, and yet still teach you about the damage that one nuclear reactor did to an entire nation.


Masterpiece ! Acting, Directing, Score ! Everything about this show is mindblowing !

- A true masterpiece5 star

The show brings to life a true masterpiece! It’s a must watch show!

- Absolutely Harrowing5 star

It is impossible to watch this masterpiece and not feel a hauntingly familiar queasiness in the pit of your stomach, if you were anywhere in the former USSR, Western Europe or Scandinavia when these events occurred.

- Amazing Show5 star

Really well made. Great acting and story telling. Incredible level of detail in recreating the historic detail of Soviet life in late 1980s.

- Amazing!5 star

The music in this series was so original and practically perfect. I was enthralled by the story and the attention to detail was fantastic.

- 👌5 star

After GOT series finale, I kept my HBO subscription an extra couple months just for this show. I was not disappointed at all.

- Masterpiece5 star

The best mini series

- Best mini series5 star

Simply great !

- Insanely good deal5 star

$10 for a show of this caliber is beyond a good deal. Frankly, I would have paid $50 for the 5 episodes that each had the quality of some of the finest modern films. Certain scenes such as the soldiers shoveling off graphite from the roof, or the old woman’s opening monologue on regime changes and culturally revolution are simply artistic talent at its best.

- Terrifying and entertaining a must see!5 star

Cherlobyl is utterly terrifying and horrifying to watch even the disturbing images keep going around in circles around my head for so long because this movie is a hidden gem.

- Gripping5 star

Just watch it

- One word, AMAZING!5 star

Such an amazing series, once I started watching Chernobyl, I could not stop and sheds light on what happened that day.

- Raven5 star

Something wrong

- Misleading2 star

Great show but it says “18 episodes.” There are 5 episodes...the rest is, well, not episodes 18 shows for $18.99 sounds like a great deal, but alas it’s 5 shows

- Shocking!!!5 star

This show is amazing and shocking and sad, I loved learning about Chernobyl back in school it’s crazy how it happened and how they didnt tell anyone till it was too late cuz the radiation was already in people’s body’s. This is a must watch!! 👍🏼👍🏼😷

- Amazing Series5 star

Extremely well made, engaging.

- Pretty Intense, but an excellent look at the things that caused the accident5 star

Intense but what can you expect from the subject matter. I really enjoyed it & it really gave an excellent look at the more fine details of the horrendous accident. I HIGHLY recommend 👍👍

- Brilliant and disturbing5 star

Fabulous. Watch it. Brilliant show. You’ll see the best in people and the worst... Really staggering how much a nuclear accident poisons everything...

- Perfection5 star

I don’t really know what to say other than.... this stuff (for the most part) actually happened. It’s riveting to hear the story played out in a docu-drama. For me, this was hands down the best series of the year.

- 5 star5 star

The best thing I ever watch

- Fantastic!5 star

This is one of the best miniseries I’ve ever seen! Terrific acting and top notch production!

- Best. Show. Ever.5 star

This is officially my new favorite show, as it showed a lot of great details, and truly focused on the event that changed the course of history at a time where political tensions were really high. The cast was 100% superb, as the rest of the crew and the writer and researchers. Obviously they didn’t get their Emmy awards for nothing, and they better win more. Although I do wish there were a second season (to show the lives of the main characters after the trial and how they were affected), I am grateful enough for this series as it is. So, thank you to HBO and those involved. I’ll definitely watch this again!!!

- Haunting and Unsettling5 star

Truly an eye opening show. There were moments I was not sure I could continue watching but this story needs to be told. The ego of the Russian government during this time is, without question, alarming. One of the best shows I've ever seen. Highly recommend.

- Very Important5 star

I've now wathced the series 3 times and listened to the podcasts. I remember 1986. I was a high school senior. This was a big eye opener then, but the drama and the humaity of this is hard to put into words. Needs to be watched, over and over.

- Chernobyl5 star

This show is eye opening!! Very gory. Gotta watch tho to see what I’m referring to...

- Simply Amazing5 star

This show is definitely a dramatization, but it is incredible to watch over and over again. Each time you catch a previously missed nuance, or learn a new fact. The acting, direction, and overall execution of this series is simply amazing.

- One of the best mini series I’ve seen.5 star

This was fantastic. The pacing was spot on. You really feel the dread in the atmosphere the whole way through. Granted a lot has been dramatized for the show but at least they acknowledged it at the end. This needs to be on everyone’s watch list this year.

- Trash1 star

Lame and only for people that don’t admire good or interesting stories

- Scary as hell5 star

I know the producers took some artistic liberties with some of the side happenings, but holy moly, this was scary if it were even a tenth as bad as is shown.



- Masterpiece5 star

Nothing will ever be better then this

- A must have5 star

Simply one of the best shows available on... earth. Screenplay is almost exactly the Russian original true story, actors and actresses are among the best you could dream of. Attention to details makes it so real it gives the same thrill of fear as when it happened and uncovered in the eighties. If you don’t buy this one you are missing something HUGE. I read someone saying we should “disinvent” the splitting of the atom. Human have NOT invented nuclear fission. They used it as stupidly and uncautiously as possible. But bear in mind nuclear fusion is EVEN MORE powerful. If you don’t know what it is, just look at the sun, OUR sun. It is pure nuclear energy. And it will eventually kill us all, one day, whatever you do or think... So, enjoy good movies, who knows....

- This saved 2019 for HBO5 star

After the unmitigated disaster that was Game of Thrones season 8, alomg comes this gem! I bought this instead of season 8. TREMENDOUS series!

- Great show5 star

Great show

- So Well Done5 star

For a "mini ssries' the casting, acting, directing, and writing is executed so well it is surprising. I appreciated the gore and special effects regarding the radiated people, then the director jumps back into a history lesson scene with supreme storytelling,visualy stunning scenes, and acting. This is my first binge-watched mini-series/show that felt more like a movie just broken up inro episodes. If you are into History, Disasters, i would highly recommend Chernobyl. ***This is all in American English. They didn’t mix up dialects and accents, nor made it inn Russian, and its unapologetic, for that i would give it a 6th star*****

- The Most Horrifying Thing I've Ever Seen5 star

I watched most of this with my mouth hanging open (literally) at the horror of it all. These were real people, real events in modern times. I could only think what if this happened where I live? What if I had been born in a different time and place? The splitting of the atom is one of those things I wish we could disinvent.

- Amazing5 star

Great show!!!!

- Just watch it!5 star

It’s totally worth it in every aspect.

- Chernobyl.5 star

Watched this on TV with my hubby. We were so riveted, that we binged watched the entire show, programme by programme, in one evening. We never usually do that! At the end of the show, I couldn’t put into words how I was felling. Trying to remember, and thinking back, I vaguely recall the Chernobyl disaster happening at the time. I remember not being overly concerned about my health, or any kind of impact it could have on me in its aftermath. I was a native born Brit - living in the UK and not much else bothered me at the time. Trying to survive as one of the many millions of people left unemployed at the time, was more stressful and worrying that something happening somewhere in Russia! Today. I am a (legal) U.S. Citizen living with my hubby in America and have been for many years This show shocked me more TODAY, (after all these years), I remember how everything was hushed up and minimised and downplayed in the media and on the news. The British Government were in damage control so the British public didn’t start to panic. We were told that nothing radioactive could ever travel to the U.K. And that the people in the U.K were not at risk! Looking back now, I’m not shocked by the attitudes of utter arrogance by some of the (characters) involved. I remember this level of disinformation and bloody lies being told to everyone in the U.K so it was not exclusively “a Russian attitude”. And It was, after all, the nasty 1980’s! The indifference by “Yuppies” and the discrimination in society who only focused on the money they were making and the attitudes of “Greed is Good”, encouraged the “what’s in it for me?” mindset. This was everywhere. Not just in USSR! For those who weren’t even born at the time, it’s not fair to give out half truths and misinformation of real facts. Even though the show is still breath taking in it’s portrayal of the events of what happen in Chernobyl (before, during and after), to encourage people start the debate of what actually happened, is much more important. If some of the facts have been embellished by a “license” to inflate or change the story line, it doesn’t change the fact this man made disaster really happened. Moreover, why it happened. On an up note, I had to purchase this show, as it’s one of those rare programmes that is a; must see, must buy, masterpiece. My hubby and me are impressed with the acting, the entire production of the show, and the director’s insight into why they filmed the show the way they did, what storylines were used, and how each storyline is as relevant to today, as it was then. The dialogue after each program gives more back ground information to the previous (programs) events in such a way, that I was left feeling this was the first time I had known fully of this frightening disaster that happened in Chernobyl. All these years later, and I now feel I have the right (and the permission) to talk openly about everything that happened. Without fear and/or without being silenced. Whether you agree with the storyline or not. It’s still a deeply moving, shocking and heartbreaking story to be told. Watching this show left me feeling like a “witness” to a tragedy that YES, could (and Should) have been avoided at ALL COSTS! The level of fear in the men who were working with the mindless pigheaded bastard, that ignored ALL warnings that led to this disaster happening, is a crime in itself. The overwhelming impact of the people who suffered, died and all the families left without their loved ones, and not much (if any) support (or adequate and appropriate after care), is the lasting impression that broke my heart the most. This is a must see show. See it. And never forget it! Learn from it. And make sure it never happen’s again! Thank You.

- Don’t be fooled.2 star

The director says it’s true however it’s really BS if you research any of it. But it is entertaining.

- Was wonderful5 star

Fue maravilloso ver esta miniserie. Realmente no ponen todo lo que se vio en la vida real. Pero está bien

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- Exceptionally Done👍 One of the best and important series ever.5 star

The story of Chernobyl is done exceptionally in this series.🎬 The cast is brilliant.👏 One of the greatest series ever.

- Visually Amazing, Great Filmmaking In Every Way!!5 star

The recreation of this horrible tragedy is incredible. Hard to watch, but you can’t look away either. One of the best HBO has ever done. A must see!! Some have said that the English accents are wrong, but these great actors, if they tried to do a Russian accent, and not done well, would have ruined it completely. Buy or rent, don’t miss!!!

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- Chernobyl5 star

Are we there yet??? A crying out human in orbit far far awayyyy.

- amazing5 star

this series gives a whole new meaning to my previously limited perception of the soviet union. it makes me realize so many important things about government as well as very informative. great series!!!

- Oh the stupidity of mankind!5 star

Well made but very depressing

- A MUST!!5 star

HBO did it again! This is a must watch, amazing in everyway!!!

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TheIronDrew - Absolutely essential viewing5 star

I’ve watched this series 5 times so far and it’s one of the best miniseries I’ve ever watched. The whole story is further amplified by the companion podcast “the Chernobyl podcast” each episode has a companion episode with the producer, creator and writer, Craig Mazin. Must watch, must listen!

Rosh59 - Fantastic5 star

Not great, not terrible... just excellent. A riveting dramatization of one of mankind’s most chilling, destructive self-inflicted disaster with a still very pertinent lesson for our times to boot: “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later, that debt is paid.”

thewise&noble1 - Global catastrophe documented in a superb mini series!5 star

A horrific tale told by those closest to the catastrophe. Superb acting incredible scripting and location makes this mini series THE BEST I’ve ever seen. 10 Stars….two thumbs up!

Ri.C.B. - extraordinary5 star

this series is the way the world will remember Chernobyl, Dante's seven circles of Hell, Hyeronimous Bosch for the 21st Century, and it's not fictional, it's history, flagrant and incontrovertible, essential, however shocking, viewing, this is us

hahxhaiiwns - Amazing!5 star

Probably one of the best tv series I’ve watched!!

Billy_So - Amazing5 star

Great shows!

RED W/R - Chernobyl ⚠️5 star

Excellent well played of the series of Chernobyl. It good actors and actress play there part of the series roll. I give you five stars rating for the understandings the true story about what happened in real life times. Thank-You! E.M.

ti_will_music - Simply amazing.5 star

Buy it, it's good. There is so much stuff in there that you'll watch it at least twice.

TrokeV - Very good5 star

Highly recommended

Angry_movie_review - The meltdown has began!5 star

Great show. I love how the actors have not all tried to put on a Russian accent, which inevitably leads to them ’acting’ Russian.

Thania20115 - Lived up to the expectations of 5/55 star

I was skeptical with all this hype on the series but I must say that this series though not crazy action packed it had some excellent cinematography, acting and writing. I did not realize how terrifying reality can be more than fiction. Each episode is not 30min but over an hour and let me tell you that the series was so good I binged watched them all in one night and then made my whole family watch it the next day. That’s when you know how good a series is. I watched this series two times in 24hrs. Just do yourself a favor and watch the series it’s definitely worth your while because not only is it entertaining it’s worth understanding what happened at Chernobyl.

qmike3 - L'effondrement de l'URSS5 star

Les personnages sont très crédibles. Cette série semble assez proche de la réalité et de l'ambiance qui régnait à cette époque.

talkin - One of the best!!5 star

One of the best miniseries to come along in a long long time. For those giving it a terrible rating because of Apple your ratings shouldn’t count. Nothing wrong saying about Apples’ delivery but how about saying something about the show. I hate when reviewers do that! To conclude, Chernobyl, WOW just WOW!!

Fabisch Factor - As Good As TV Can Get5 star

This is Band of Brothers/Lonsesome Dove/True Detective season 1 quality of mini-series here. Should come with a money back guarantee it's so good.

kanyewest_tml - Phenomenal5 star

A must watch for sure.

jonesca1970 - The most frightening TV series EVER made5 star

That's not an exaggeration. Forget the sad, paranoid excuses Putin is making right now to change the narrative that "we will have our own series to show it was a CIA plot to destabilize the USSR." This is possibly the most perfect TV series ever made. A true horror show with a real life monster burning at 2,000C that almost poisoned the continent. Soviet incompetence and secrecy writ large led to the disaster but for the the heroes, Legasov, a scientist and a senior party Energy Minsiter Scherbina , doing everything in their power to contain something that never happened on our planet before. If 10 stars could begiven I would.

Mikenag - Awesome!5 star

Great acting by the lead characters. Well done!

Mr.K3.6 - Episodes available soon...?4 star

As of June 22 only the series trailer is available to watch/download, hopefully the episodes get posted soon!

ezequielfriscia - Superb !5 star

Best series I’ve ever watched.

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Ryder202 - Must watch masterpiece5 star

The most terrifying thing about this miniseries is that it’s real life Plus the acting is second to none

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Everman1984 - Chernobyl5 star

Bought it and watched it in about a day. One word describe the event. Horrific. It is disturbing on more then just level. I am currently recommending it to everyone

GNBRETT - Chernobyl5 star

Probably the best mini-series ive ever watched on TV.

Alee83 - A MUST TO SEE!!5 star

Great job, everyone should see it in order to never forget what happened at Cernobyl!

lilmonimoni - Best TV show I've seen5 star

The best!

Curt J - Might as well be a Podcast2 star

I’m watching this on my iPad and can barely see anything 80% of the time.

Lott1225 - Excellent despite some historical fudging4 star

While a dramatic representation and not a documentary, Chernobyl is excellent and gripping; however there are some character and event libraties taken. Many individuals actions have been merged into central characters to drive story plot elements. Additionally, some events are moved around for dramatic effect. I recommend people watch the series; however there are better books such as Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter and Midnight In Chernobyl that really paint a better picture of the disaster pre and post. Other movies/documentaries such as The Russian Woodpecker, The Battle of Chernobyl, and Chernobyl 3828 really show the horror of the event through personal and international perspectives.

Tony with the Tommy - TV SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!!!5 star

CHERNOBLY is hands down THE best series of this year. acting is absolutely fantasic and it's down right scary and disturbing to look at. this is a MUST WATCH.

t-rol-m - T-Roy5 star

Fantastic show, very historically accurate, especially when looking at the side by side of the actual events and the show. The show beautifully takes you back to Soviet Russia like nothing I’ve ever seen. Acting is superb. I have nothing to critique about it, it was amazing go watch it now!

Broken Hero - Wow simply incredible5 star

Wasn’t even two years old when this happened but from everything that I have seen on Nest it’s crazy to think that a government and its people could be this reckless. This is by far one of the best shows that I have seen in a long time. RIP to the brave men an women who died an are possibly still suffering cuz of this. You are remembered

Wiseone74 - Great show4 star


Lucathehunter08 - The best5 star

If you like this stuff u will love it

o0Panamera0o - Best mini series ever watched.5 star

Great acting. Wonderful plot. Can’t stop watching them over and over again.

Mr. Malone. - Breathtaking.5 star

This mini-series is breathtakingly terrifying and inspiring at the same time. It relatively accurately presents the nuclear catastrophe that is Chernobyl. But it also vividly displays the heroic greatness of the Ukranian and Russian people in doggedly overcoming both the catastrophe, and a paranoid and dysfunctional Soviet state toxically obsessed with denial and secrecy. From the plant workers and first responders, to the miners and 'liquidators', to the scientists, and even to Vice-Chairman Boris Shcherbina, the self-sacrifice is staggering. "You'll do it because it must be done" constantly echos throughout this real-life tragedy. Chernobyl is easily the best television series of 2019 and an absolute must-see.

NektoMozg - Excellent series!5 star

I am from Minsk which is about 200 miles north of Chernobyl and was old enough to remember the silent panic. And Belarus still suffering disproportionally in terms of cancer rates etc from the whole disaster as the wind was blowing north and most of radioactive materials ended up in Belarus. Whats totally crazy is that after all the ongoing suffering Belarus is finishing up construction of a ... nuclear power plant! PS. Many of the stories in that movie are taken from a book by a Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich - Voices of Chernobyl. Get that and others by her online in English - she is amazing!

Amy Meditate - Amazing5 star

Sad and awe inspiring

Qwerty454 - Excellent Show5 star

These are exactly the types of shows that we need more of on TV.

M.Lynnyk - Best movie5 star

It’s really nice movie

Serious the Kat.. - A avoidable catastrophe.5 star

HBO did a very remarkable job on telling of this horrific nuclear accident. Here in the west. We only got glimpses of this event. After the fall of the Iron Curtain. Details of this event slowly came out. Was it bad. YES. Would ideology, religion, or politics stop it. NO. The truth of Science had control. Unfortunately, people's egos encouraged this mess. The acting is solid. And like most man made tragedies. It could have been avoided.

archive_60 - Real Heroes4 star

The "liquidators" who went into chernobyl to save Europe and more are Real Heroes. I only wish more knew of their sacrifice instead of watching fake super hero movies. I hope this show educates more people.

Mr. Liberty - Those accents though....5 star

FANTASTIC and gripping storytelling but I'm shocked that no one else seemed to notice that the characters in this series -- set in the Soviet Union...speak with a british accent.

Eric Atlanta - So well done5 star

Everything from the writing and directing through the attention to detail and acting are excellent. I predict an Emmy for best series

NIN Mouse - Just.......5 star

Jesus. Just so horrifying. So so well done. Great acting, great visuals, the score is the sound of Trent Reznor’s nightmares (FYI: the score is NOT Reznor) and while liberties were taken with some characters, the whole story is utterly gripping and will stick with you.

narekloryan - Pure masterpiece5 star

HBO never disappointing

Buffaloesss - Žu5 star

Wd then or

MKP Studios - Absolutely Perfection..5 star

This mini series is flawless. Highly suggest watching this.. it’ll shock you.

Jonuel3616 - Outstanding5 star

If you like Fallout or maybe Metro, this is for you

Phillip336 - Excellent5 star

Just finished watching this in the UK and its by far the best TV of the year so far. Gripping, horrific, depressing and uplifting. The human side of this tragedy is expertly portrayed by a fantastic cast and brilliently done period work. A classic.

Mambochambo - MASTERPIECE!5 star

Best historical tv mini series ever!. A moving denunciation of the horrible socialist/communist system atomic accident that paradoxically help to bring down the inhumane Soviet Union!

pnikz - Must watch...5 star

If you ever wondered what happened April 1986. The true potential HBO has, given a writer who has done the research to set the scene in Soviet Ukraine.

odish1975 - KIDS WATCH G.O.T.5 star

The best mini-series EVER!!!! Did I mention EVER? ok, just wanna be sure.

fhhhfvh - The best5 star

The best

bpowpow15 - ....5 star

Why does Apple allow these kind of reviews? Someone is allowed to rate a show 1 star because they didn’t like a DIFFERENT show? What a loser Chernobyl is brilliant. I can’t recall the last time I was this surprised by a television show. This one is gonna sweep up during awards season.

yanks2k - Truly Excellent5 star

Well done all around. I would strongly recommend this to everyone. I wish HBO would do more programs like Chernobyl, such as Gunpowder, John Adams, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and Show Me a Hero, where the viewer can better understand events, and mistakes, of the past.

DooDooStick - Brilliant!5 star

So great

itsimportantinthiscase - Among The Best5 star

Chernobyl is what HBO is made for. A beautiful limited series examining a pivotal event in human history. The writing is breathtaking. The direction is beautifully simple. The cinematography is intimate and grand in equal measure. And the pacing and structure are a masterpiece. Can't recommend enough!

S.D.Farrar - Realistic And Gripping5 star

A very human story of the melt down at one of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Realistically rendered, dramatically paced, and poignant as the effects of the nuclear accident are revealed on both the unaware civilians and first responders as well as the nuclear scientists and government officials sent in to get control of the reactors before they created a massive nuclear explosion, the offsetting coverup of the Soviet bureaucracy is saddening and disturbing. Gorbachev later said the Chernobyl accident was the primary reason for the fall of the Soviet empire. Well acted and filled with details of the clean up response Chernobyl was a human tragedy that could have rendered much of Europe uninhabitable for a millennium except for the heroic actions of a few hundred people.

Alnasr97 - To Sam Dario5 star

Nobody cares about u or GOT this is a different show. So why don’t u be quiet it’s much better

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