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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Let the russki pinkos rot, I say. Please no more pet mercy killings though.


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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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 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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Episode 4 was great

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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 series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.


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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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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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tragabigzanda wrote:
This series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


Ep 4 handles this better, but yeah I can't recall many characters names.

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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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I think its purposefully supposed to be "cold."


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
This series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


Ep 4 handles this better, but yeah I can't recall many characters names.

That's because they're all Russian.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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durdencommatyler wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
This series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


Ep 4 handles this better, but yeah I can't recall many characters names.

That's because they're all Russian.

...speaking English.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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durdencommatyler wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
This series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


Ep 4 handles this better, but yeah I can't recall many characters names.

That's because they're all Russian.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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tragabigzanda wrote:
durdencommatyler wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
This series is weird. AMAZING set design and editing...But we've watched the first two eps, and so far the human element is oddly missing. For a show about mass suffering, it hasn't done a great job of actually making me care for any of the individual characters yet. Whole thing feels oddly cold.


Ep 4 handles this better, but yeah I can't recall many characters names.

That's because they're all Russian.

...speaking English.

My point was that Russian names are hard to remember.

I actually really like how they've handled the English speaking aspect of this.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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I can mostly agree with the peripheral characters being cold and distant, but the way the show is building up to what Lugosi does in the opening scene feels pretty human to me. Then there are a lot of little stories throughout (episode 4 covers this well) that humanizes the whole thing. But yeah, mostly the impact of this incident is painted broadly. Groups like firefighters, miners, Pripyat residents, bureaucrats etc are depicted as being affected en masse without zooming in.


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washing machine wrote:
Groups like firefighters, miners, Pripyat residents, bureaucrats etc are depicted as being affected en masse without zooming in.


I'm glad they've done it this way. It's still really effective.


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EJ wrote:
washing machine wrote:
Groups like firefighters, miners, Pripyat residents, bureaucrats etc are depicted as being affected en masse without zooming in.


I'm glad they've done it this way. It's still really effective.

Oh for sure. I didn't mean to imply that it isn't effective.


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 Post subject: Re: It's HBO, Making You Miserable Again: Chernobyl (May 201
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washing machine wrote:
I can mostly agree with the peripheral characters being cold and distant, but the way the show is building up to what Lugosi does in the opening scene feels pretty human to me. Then there are a lot of little stories throughout (episode 4 covers this well) that humanizes the whole thing. But yeah, mostly the impact of this incident is painted broadly. Groups like firefighters, miners, Pripyat residents, bureaucrats etc are depicted as being affected en masse without zooming in.

Yeah, this is exactly what I was trying to say. I don't expect there to be much hope in a show that opens with a suicide and then zooms out to a nuclear meltdown. :P But this general approach isn't totally working for me. Will keep watching because the production is still very impressive, and I'm encouraged to hear that E4 addresses my complaint.


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