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Chernobyl, the HBO series that shook the world!

How do you plan and prepare for the unthinkable happening? The short answer is, you don’t. You might have contingency plans but there is no such thing as being certain. History has proven this time and time again and now we know that there are no unsinkable ships and impossible disasters do actually occur. Meaning you can bet on many things such as william hill promo code 2019, but there are certain incidents that are off the table. Case in point, the Chernobyl disaster. Since the disaster happened in 1986, perhaps not all people are aware of what actually occurred and the effects that the worlds continue to see to this day, humans and the environment alike. Enter, Netflix. The streaming giant has created many successful productions as of late and the most recent one being a series called Chernobyl. Chernobyl is a five-episode series that tell the story of what happened when one of the nuclear cores at the power plant in Pripjat, Ukraine malfunctioned, leaving an almost incomprehensible disaster in its wake. The series cover a sequence of events starting from the malfunctioning of the reactor to the aftermaths of finding out the how and why of the accident. It also covers the fates of the people involved, from the engineers and staff at the power plant to the emergency response teams and the task forces assigned to investigate the incident.

The “impossible disaster”

Many narratives have called it the “impossible disaster”, that then actually happened, leaving devastation in its wake. It is an important part of history that must not be forgotten and the lessons associated with it always remembered. Here Netflix is making sure by adding it to mainstream media culture, leaving it accessible to a whole new generation of audience. This is further helped by the fact that the series has already won critics acclaim and continues to have top-score ratings, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. There is even talk of it being the best series ever produced, period. This due to creators, producers, cast, set and most of all, the impeccable research done that has led to an almost flawless accuracy of the presented events. As the series divulge, the Chernobyl disaster has always been cause for much speculation. Was it human error or did the systems malfunction? It didn’t help matter much the then Soviet Union kept the incident under wraps for a long time, causing different theories to flourish and spread across the globe. Of course the political climate of the time also had a hand in how the aftermath developed. The depiction of the fates of the people involved is chillingly real and the bravery as well as sacrifices they made unfathomable.

Don’t forget to remember

The aftermath of what happened in Chernobyl in 1986 is still felt even though it has been 30 years. The area around Chernobyl is still not fit for human settlement and there really is no telling what lasting damage has been done to the natural environment surrounding the area. Even though official sources have cleared all of the then staff of responsibility, questions remain, and Chernobyl the series attempt to answer at least some of them.

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