"I'm fairly sure my voice is still hoarse from shouting 'Watch Chernobyl, you cowards!' at every passerby for the entire month of May. HBO's limited series is a riveting, painstakingly realistic account of a national tragedy that's full of so much dread and gory imagery that, at points, it feels more like something out of a horror film than an event that actually happened in our lifetime. The performances from Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, and Emily Watson are also nothing short of brilliant, as is the show's razor-sharp dissection of institutional decay within the Russian government."
— Quinn Keaney, editor, Entertainment