Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Chernobyl (2019) – A Quick Capsule TV Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Chernobyl arrived with little fan fare or hype.  A HBO/Sky Co-production that snuck out around the time of the much more hyped final season of Game Of Thrones you’d be mistaken for almost missing it completely. That would be a major mistake. Chernobyl is bloody brilliant – a super tense, well made and compelling slice of television that is deserving of the word of mouth and hype that the show has gotten (for the record it’s currently rated on some aggregators higher than even Breaking Bad).  It also benefits from not over stretching itself… at just 5 episodes it keeps the story tight and the pace remains super intense.  Add in a host of great performances, top notch direction and a compelling story and you have 2019’s best TV show.  A must watch!

Best Bit: Episode 1 is by far one of the most intense hours of TV ever

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Night Of, The Wire, Mad Men

9 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...