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Chernobyl

Brilliant TV so far.

Everyone/anyone else up to date with it or waiting to binge it in one go?

posted on 28/5/19

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Haven't seen last nights episode yet, but yeah it's been brilliant so far.

I know some people who were put off the whole thing because of everyone speaking English, but it's just so well made that it hasn't really bothered me.

Only really 2 other options anyway - have people speaking English in a Russian accent which would have been even more ridiculous, or have subtitles which would have attracted far fewer viewers.
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Speaking English in Eastern European accents I thought worked quite well in Red Sparrow, although that movie had American characters who were in Russia and Russian characters in America so needed something to differentiate them I guess

posted on 28/5/19

I watched the first episode of this, certainly an interesting story to tell. However maybe would have been nice to have more build up/characterisation before the meltdown I think..that’s what I was expecting rather than going straight into it. Of course I may change my opinion on that as more eps happen.

I was disappointed with the acting and some of the dialogue based on the hype though, most of them seem like average soap level actors.

And the English accents did put me off a bit but got used to it soon. As I said I thought speaking English in accents worked well for Red Sparrow, and of course they could recruit English speaking actors from the region or more familiar with the accent but I guess the extra work for all involved to put on an accurate accent justifies using English.

posted on 28/5/19

Thoughts to those affected by the Chernobyl disaster. From a United fan.

posted on 28/5/19

Yeah, watched the first episode. It was pretty good, but It did feel a bit drawn out.

There's people on social media who grew up in that time and have praised the accuracy of the show. I'll try and find one if the threads

posted on 28/5/19

https://twitter.com/SlavaMalamud/status/1132029943297265664?s=19

posted on 28/5/19

It’s facking scary.

posted on 6/6/19

Finished watching it now. Very well done, but horrific series.

Can't believe how many people don't realise it's base don an actual disaster.

I've seen people saying they need to see more seasons before than can compare it to game of thrones and the writers have been too unrealistic

posted on 6/6/19

comment by Pride of the North (U6803)
posted 21 minutes ago
Finished watching it now. Very well done, but horrific series.

Can't believe how many people don't realise it's base don an actual disaster.

I've seen people saying they need to see more seasons before than can compare it to game of thrones and the writers have been too unrealistic
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Americans.

posted on 20/6/19

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baz ta’rd (U19119)
posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago
It’s facking scary.
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Yes the whole thing was very eerie

posted on 23/6/19

Just finished it. Very harrowing.

As for the language, the way I see it is they had them speak English for an English audience as if to immerse yourself into the world of a Soviet in 1986.

Having them speak Russian or with an accent would have left everyone as a character. I felt they got it right using regionalised English accents

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