The series 'Chernobyl' became the most popular in history, beating the 'Game of Thrones'
The television show, consisting of five episodes, received an 9,6 score from 10.
The mini-series "Chernobyl", shown by HBO, has become the most popular in history. In the ranking of "250 TV Shows with the Highest Viewers' Rating" published on the IMDb website, the series took first place, ahead of "Game of Thrones" by several positions. TASS.
The picture, which tells about the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, received an 9,6 score from 10. Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård and Jared Harris starred in the series.
The premiere of the mini-series "Chernobyl" on the HBO channel took place on May 7. To date, four episodes out of five have been released.
The top 5 rankings also included:
- "Planet Earth 2" (9,5),
- “Brothers in Arms” (9,4),
- "Planet Earth" (9,4),
- “Breaking Bad” (9,4).
The series "Game of Thrones" with a rating of 9,4 points was in sixth place.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is one of the largest Internet movie portals. To compile a rating, users rated TV shows with at least five episodes.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- In July, 2017, the creator of the series Game of Thrones, HBO, announced plans to shoot a mini-series about the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Then the start of filming was announced on 2018 year.
- The choice of location fell on Lithuania, because there, as in many former Soviet republics, there are many buildings and locations where the spirit of that time is still preserved. Several final episodes were shot in the summer of 2018, in Kiev.
- 7 May 2019, HBO announced the launch of the television mini-series "Chernobyl" manufactured by HBO and Sky.
- The series’s screenwriter was Craig Mazin, known from the films The Hunter and the Snow Queen, Without Feelings, Charlie's Angels, and directed by Juhan Renk (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad). He called this work the largest project in his career.
- The scenario is based on real events that have occurred since the accident for two years after it. The creators tried to recreate as accurately as possible all the costumes and scenery of that time and constantly consulted with the former residents of Pripyat and people from Ukraine.
- “We hope that viewers from Ukraine and Belarus will feel - we understood them correctly,” said Mazin. - Clothes, hairstyles, traditions, culture, everything is true. Thus, we show our respect. ”
- Craig Mazin has Ukrainian roots. He says it helped him to feel the depth of the tragedy. The creator of the series says that "Chernobyl" is not accidentally coming out right now.
- “The world should know the full history of the Chernobyl disaster, which entailed such dire consequences. The world must also know the names and faces of the people who acted so heroically in the fight against the invisible mortal enemy, ”says Craig Mazin. “If we forget about the terrible pages of history, they can repeat themselves,” he adds.
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