The Official, Long Awaited, TV Shows Thread

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  1. London-boy

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    It’s not a documentary!!!! WATCH IT NOW IT’S AN ORDER
     
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    BOY, LISTEN TO LONDON-BOY!

    Chernobyl is basically a horror show.
     
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    A horror show that is even more horrific because it’s TRUE. It happened.
     
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    Sounds like all the upcoming political documentaries of the US or Britian from 2016-2020.
     
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    I was being sarcastic, I'm on it. Got it next in line once I finish up Doom Patrol, just finished episode 9 after getting side tracked a while. :p
     
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    I just finished Ray Donovan so onto Chernobyl next since you're all raving about it.
     
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    Damn it! I remembered that if I get more than two pushy recommendations I usually jump on it.

    Just got finished with the first episode and DAMN! I almost turned it off during the first 5 minutes, really glad I didn't.

    One question as I head out to do pool maintenance before I fall in to a binge-o-no-return so my wife doesn't get mad at me, how close is this to the actual events? I mean, I REMEMBER Chernobyl. I was about 20 at the time and it was weird how it unfolded but I wasn't following the news as close at the time and I don't want to spoil the series by checking in advance if that makes any sense. LOL

    Gripping stuff, horrifying in ways I couldn't even imagine. Also I'm reminded of a LOT of shooters whenever they show Prypiat. :p
     
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    They have tried to stay true to events. I will say the major stuff is mostly true as far as one can know, but there are some liberties taken which don't matter that much imho. Listen to the podcast I linked to earlier and they go through all that stuff.

    As the writer said, if there were competing depictions of events, they went for the less dramatic one.
     
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    Heli crash happened much, much later, but otherwise, yeah.
    Also very-very authentic.
     
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    Yes, the podcast I linked to also talks about that briefly.
     
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    I'm in the midst of finishing Season 4 of Billions. It's still a good show all around, but this season seemed to focus on more of a slow play than others. It was a bit predictable if you consider how ruthless the main characters genuinely are, so you're always looking for the sub-text and alternate plays. The payoff is still worth the ride.
     
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    I agree but don't agree at the same time. The big thing is a season-long play, but the small stuff is bish, bash, bosh. The tempo is much higher this season.
     
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    I can see that, and its understandable. Maybe it's the waiting a week between episodes that makes it seem like it's slower to me. I'm sure if I were to watch the episodes 3 to 4 at a time, the pacing would feel entirely different.
     
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    I blame Netflix!
     
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    Chernobyl was fantastic, and horrifying. It reminded me of Threads in a way. Having never really read about it much other than when I was playing the Stalker games, it's just insane what happened and what could have happened.
     
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    Can we have a bit or context with the video so we can decide whether it's worth clicking and watching?
     
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    A "busted" video not posted by @Davros ?

    Something's wrong.
     
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    It's a video about certain details of the show regarding nuclear power and power plants that are supposedly pure fabrication. In the case of the 2-4 Megaton explosion by a factor of no less than 1.000.000.
    I have no HBO, so I haven't seen the show myself. Like most of Thunderfoot's Busted videos I still found it really interesting.
     
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