HBO: Chernobyl - May 6th 2019

BigBone

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I know Jared Harris as Professor Legasov so far is killing it (soz), but so far and by far Stellan Skarsgård is my favorite character. Despite the military hard man that he is, and some rough start, he has a true sense of duty and righteousness in him. AND writers quickly turn him into the Amos Burton of the show (sup, The Expanse!), with these random comedy gigs.

Prof. Legasov draws two rectangles on a piece of paper, uttering a few words.
Shcherbina: Good, I know how a nuclear reactor works. Now I don't need you. :lol:

Bit later talking to nuclear physicists and power plant directors: Why did I see graphite on the roof? Graphite is only found in the core where it's used as a neutron flux moderator, correct?
Directors: :OOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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Just finished Ep3 and can't wait for next weeks episode, this show is gripping... I was getting infuriated by the wife though. I hope she isn't based on a factual character.
 
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Just finished Ep3 and can't wait for next weeks episode, this is show is gripping... I was getting infuriated by the wife though. I hope she isn't based on a factual character.



The female scientist is fiction. I don't know how much of the hospital scene is fiction. The wife did write a book and did visit her husband in the hospital.
 
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Can you list the extremely poor performances?
Bacho and Pavel, the animal exterminators were awful in the latest episode as were Pyp and the old woman at the beginning.
Just feels poor.
Might be because I'm still on the come down from GOT and its performances but this show just isn't doing it for me...
 

BigBone

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Bacho and Pavel, the animal exterminators were awful in the latest episode as were Pyp and the old woman at the beginning.
Just feels poor.
Might be because I'm still on the come down from GOT and its performances but this show just isn't doing it for me...
They were poor what way? Held the rifle bad?

And grandma milked the cow with poor technique? :lol:
 
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BigBone

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just felt like poor midday telly acting. As it pretty much has done all the way through..
Well it's a telly series available to stream midday, and these were C- minor roles, not giving Anthony Hopkins a run for an Emmy obviously. Exactly how do you expect to see two Soviet Afghanistan war veterans and a young kid playing out mass murdering contaminated puppies?

Or a young soldier ordered to evacuate old ppl. at force and massacre farm animals? And how did those cunts like The Hound (one of my favs :lol:) really set your acting bar up? Game of Thrones is half quality half acting overkill.


Lovely chap tho.
 
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The real tragedy is that the crew chief was left off of last night’s episode. I wanted to see him get ornery and shout in the face of a suit or two.
 
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