Game of Thrones may have ended, at least until we get a spinoff show, but canceling your HBO subscription right now would mean you’re missing out on one of the best TV dramas of the year. The show depicts the horrific events in 1986 of the Chernobyl disaster, the infamous man-made nuclear plant accident.
Chernobyl is, of course, a dramatization of true events, weaving fascinating characters and stories into the mix. The show focuses on the civilians and workers caught in the middle of Chernobyl, forced to deal with a horrific mistake caused by government leaders working well beyond their scope.
Some truly standout performances from actors like Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson help sell the drama and tragedy, and Chernobyl is a truly harrowing look at the event. Only two episodes in and Chernobyl looks like it’s easily going to be one of the standout dramas of 2019, so now’s the perfect time to hop onboard.