Chernobyl on HBO

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  1. AaeCee

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    Yup, it's a good series so far and a chilling portrayal. Their interpretation seems to be candid and unblinking, but when you see fit, I'd also like to hear what you were told by your friend.

    Scary things at times, those atoms.
     
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    I'm enjoying it so far. I've always been super intrigued by anything to do with nuclear energy and radiation. Pretty damn scary, especially that without some kind of detection device, you don't even know it's there.
     
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    I think it's begun really good through episode 3.

    No doubt the Soviet Union would have buried it if they could, but the politicians seem to have responded pretty quickly and decisively once they got accurate information.

    I find myself wondering how well the US government would respond to the same situation. TMI was nothing in comparison.
     
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    One of the more, if not must inhumane medical treatments in our time. imo.

    The show is good, the dialogue is a bit spotty at times and as previously mentioned the color grade/filter drives me up the wall.
     
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    This is a great thread (too many tweets to post here) about how accurate the show is in its depiction of Soviet Russian culture, the government, state run media, and even the minute details like clothes, hairstyles, furnishings, etc . . .

     
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    Yeah I’m going to advise my wife to skip this one.
     
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    Mine hasn’t watched the show yet but tonight said she wants to start it and catch up before the finale. I don’t know if I can let her watch that one.
     
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    I joke sometimes that my wife loves dogs more than me. As such, I can’t see her making it through this episode.
     
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    That one shot was a tough one.
     
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    Which one? I must have not been in the right mood as I felt this episode wasn't really fitting with the pace of the rest of the show so far. RIP to the dead with the boot shoveling graphite.
     
  13. Wolfboy1

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    I had nightmares about episode one, my wife won't watch anymore. Probably watch 2 and 3 this week. I remember it fairly well and also Three Mile Island and Fukishima scared the hell out of me at the time. There is a LOT of politics tied up in these events as well that we probably can't discuss.
     
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    Ya...but aren't they...actors?

    The British accent thing is out of control in movies these days, IMO. I notice that far more than the amber coloring or whatever that was earlier in the thread.

    Still a great show though...looking forward to the last episode.
     
  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    You mean British actors being cast in films is out of control? In terms of Chernobyl, the cast is predominately British, and they seem largely to be using their speaking voices.
     
  16. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    Why would the actors speak English with Russian accents? How is that more authentic?

    If it’s authenticity you’re after, they should be speaking Russian, with English subtitles. Even then, if the English speaking audience is any barometer, there’d be some complaints that the accents aren’t right for that part of Ukraine (right, Boston?).
     
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    No, I just mean the use of the British accent. I don't often know or care what country the actors are from. But in this example, it's about as Soviet a story as you can get. Hearing the wrong accent takes me out of the story....enough to comment on it here. I find it as distracting as, say, hearing a Chinese accent in a Western. (Jackie Chan movies aside.)

    They are actors, after all. Shouldn't they at least attempt the correct accent? I mean, if Kevin Costner can do it....
     
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    It's not about being authentic. It's about setting the right mood. Sort of like making sure all the props are period correct.

    The sound of the language is a big deal. Imagine a movie where Hitler gives an impassioned speech....in French. It doesn't create the same vibe...at least to me.
     
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    Costner is more of a cautionary tale than anything. The actors are already speaking in English. How is it less spell breaking if they do so with feigned Russian or Ukrainian accents? And the accents might get in the way of the performances in that this is another level of portrayal the actors would need to be conscious of.
     
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  20. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    Strokes for folks. Imo, it does nothing for the mood to hear actors doing a cartoonish “Boris” accent, and there’s always going to be that one actor who goes overboard, to the point of being hard to decipher.
     
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