chernobyl

I’m watching everything because there’s nothing else to do. This was a pretty great miniseries on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

I did find the English accents to be a bit distracting at first. I couldn’t figure out why they had a bunch of people from the UK working at a Russian nuclear facility. I get why they did it, but I almost think it would have been better if they just spoke Russian and the show was subtitled (I mean, The Americans did it for the Russian scenes, so why not?). Or maybe hire Russian actors who can speak English so they can speak with a non-exaggerated accent?

It was a pretty crazy story, though. I mean, I was 16 when it happened, so I didn’t realize the extent of what went on over there. Animal lovers, beware: episode 4 is tough to watch.

My rating: 4/5