Chernobyl (miniseries) Review


Currently holding a place as one of the highest rated titles on IMDb and winner of several Primetime Emmys this series has certainly been one of the most talked about of 2019.

| TV Series | Drama | MA15+
A five-star rating
Release Date: 02-10-2019

Starring Jarred Harris (Mad Men) and Stellan Skarsgård (Mamma Mia!) this 5-part HBO miniseries dramatizes the Soviet Union nuclear plant disaster that occurred in 1986. It covers the stories of the people responsible, those who responded and those affected, resulting in a gripping and confronting overview of what occurred and how it came to be.


Masterfully created, the show builds a tangible atmospheric tension, as the viewer almost recoils from the perceived radiation emanating from the screen. The evenly balanced distribution of story lines is enhanced by the actors abilities and even further so by the wonderful direction and cinematography. At once both informative and gut-wrenching, Chernobyl lives up to the hazy aura that surrounds the name and attempts to clear the air - propped up heavily by the horrific reality that underpins it.

The cinematography of this series blew my mind. The incredible visuals provided so much depth and detail. Whilst I wasn’t completely captured by the story, I appreciated that each episode had the production value of a feature film. - Sally

Find Chernobyl in your local library and catch-up on this much anticipated new series.

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