New TV shows come and go every year and most of the time the new ones leave you with an amazing déjà vu. It’s getting harder and harder to find a truly original concept in the bloated offer that we have today.
Thankfully, this year had Chernobyl. It’s a breath of fresh air on TV and it might even be the best show of 2019. Allow me to explain.
HBO has been a guarantee for good TV shows since pretty much whenever and they also have a reputation for not sugar coating anything.
It’s A Miniseries
Hurrah, no useless subplots that lead nowhere and stretching it our for umpteen seasons! It’s just 5 episodes and the story that they want to tell: no more, no less.
It’s A Historical Horror Show
Another thing we didn’t need was a show about Chernobyl where they kind of dance around the effects of the radiation. This show does no such thing and goes into grisly detail when dealing with its historic material. It’s definitely not a show for the faint of heart.
It’s Better Than GoT Season 8
I know that’s not saying much, but since millions of people allegedly still enjoyed the ending of Game of Thrones, I can hardly imagine there won’t be at least millions of people that enjoy this show.
It’s Got Great Acting
The main characters, performed by Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgård, are just phenomenally brought on screen. They manage to guide the viewer through the situation of a nuclear fallout and spare no effort to describe how brutal and dangerous the first few days and weeks actually were.
It’s Faux Russian-proof
Is there anything more annoying than having someone who is American or British as can be pretend to have a Russian accent? Hell, they even ditched it for Scarlet Witch in Avengers because it wasn’t working. Chernobyl has no fake accents, because, well, they sound fake.