Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Dinosaurs Dish, Mar 29, 2019.
Very much love this minister of coal scene
When the epilogue stated the official death toll unchanged since 1987 was 31, that shocked me more than most. The epilogue was done brilliantly, just like the entire show.
Watching Ep 4 right now and damn do I want it to end.
I absolutely loved this show. Im still listening to the Podcast,which I highly recommend everyone check out if they havent already.
As an Ukrainian american.... I needed this reminder of fuck russia. I mean, I know fuck russia, but sometimes you forget just how much fuck russia.
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Impeccable series, easily one of my favourite mini-series.
Yup, this was incredible start to finish.
Just waiting for the backlash to begin, people saying it's bullshit and nowhere near as good as people say, etc
luckily it's been pretty unanimous on praise outside of people being upset they didn't use native Russian/Ukrainian speakers/accents
Yeah, that seems like a weird takeaway after finishing a great show. Not EVERYTHING is destined for backlash just because it is highly praised. Especially a miniseries where you don’t have to worry about future seasons or completing a story. They’ve already said everything they wanted to.
Yeah, I mean, maybe there could be some people from that area who will think it's grossly exaggerated in regards to the government's involvement, but it seems to be pretty universally praised.
For sure, I could see that. I do think the podcast is a great listen to hear why they took some of the creative liberties they took. The show wouldn't be nearly as interesting without some of the choices they made.
I thought it was interesting that they mentioned their fabrication of Emily Watson’s character explicitly in the epilogue. That was a nice touch considering it had been one of the only criticisms about the show, and showed that it wasn’t done entirely for the sake of adding fictional drama.
I imagine it was way better for storytelling to put all of the other scientists answering the questions of what happened into a single character, since we were meant to focus on Harris' character for the experience of it.
Oh definitely, I just didn’t expect that reasoning to be mentioned in canon.
Even trying to think in a contrarian point of view, the only things I could see people criticizing is the accent thing, which I think is clear we all agree isn't a problem, and then criticizing the gore/violence of it all as gratuitous but I think it honors what the people who sacrificed themselves went through and is important to see.
Unless you're not into serious dramatic representations of historical events, I can't see anyone disliking it at all.
Wow, the finale has a 10 on IMDB. Don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before. Obviously it won’t last, but that’s kind of fun even for a brief moment.
This was great. So so great.
my criticism was that episode 4 did drag a tiny bit. Like the 'shooting pets' thing, was tragic, and definitely a good story to tell...but maybe a tad too much time?
I totally agree. It was a good episode for sure, but felt like a small dip compared to the rest of the miniseries
I think that suffered a bit from the fact that there were only five episodes and suddenly we were dealing with a brand new side story four episodes in. Maybe if it had been a little longer and had more time focused on other aspects of the aftermath elsewhere it wouldn’t have stood out as much. The SUPER tight story was mostly a big plus for keeping it all at a high level, but there were a few places where it was a negative as well.
3 is my least favorite just because I'm super squeamish and couldn't stand seeing the radiation burns
That’s weird because the other day it was a 9.4 and then a 9.8. You’d assume something would only be a 10 if no one voted for anything other than a 10