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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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This is some real "yell at your television" stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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some great recent photos of Chernobyl (the place not the TV show):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/photogra ... Fstory-ans


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Winning a few Golden Globes tonight

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Two Golden Globes so far. Not great, not terrible.

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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I just finished this. It was good, but I was really dissappointed after reading how much they had changed the story and how inaccurate their depiction of radiation's health effect were. Legasov's speech at the trial didn't happen, people didn't stand on the "bridge of death", the 3 divers didn't die, radiation sickness is not contagious, the helicopter crash happened few weeks later and it crashed on a crane etc.

But why care about facts when you can tell a great story?


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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contamination wrote:
I just finished this. It was good, but I was really dissappointed after reading how much they had changed the story and how inaccurate their depiction of radiation's health effect were. Legasov's speech at the trial didn't happen, people didn't stand on the "bridge of death", the 3 divers didn't die, radiation sickness is not contagious, the helicopter crash happened few weeks later and it crashed on a crane etc.

But why care about facts when you can tell a great story?

"Midnight in Chernobyl" is a really great book if you want to delve into the history. There are dozens of actual people in there who didn't get turned into characters in the show, and their stories are fascinating.

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Radiation is not contagious, but it certainly does radiate. Did the show imply its contagious, or did it imply that it can be spread from contaminated items, which is true? I'm genuinely asking, can't remember one way or another.

Midnight in Chernobyl is definitely a great read btw, I second that rec.


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Orpheus wrote:
Radiation is not contagious, but it certainly does radiate. Did the show imply its contagious, or did it imply that it can be spread from contaminated items, which is true? I'm genuinely asking, can't remember one way or another.

Midnight in Chernobyl is definitely a great read btw, I second that rec.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Started watching this last night. So far so good - I love the upbeat vibe it gives me

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Started watching this last night. So far so good - I love the upbeat vibe it gives me

Wait until you get to the episode with all the cute dogs. It's really uplifting

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Rangi Guy wrote:
Started watching this last night. So far so good - I love the upbeat vibe it gives me

Wait until you get to the episode with all the cute dogs. It's really uplifting

I love puppies! Our dog tends to watch the TV intently when there's other dogs on there - she's gonna love it!

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