‘Chernobyl’ surpasses “Game of Thrones” as highest rated IMDb show


HBO’s latest show “Chernobyl”, which dramatises one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes due to an explosion in a nuclear plant, has surpassed shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” to become IMDb’s all-time TV rankings just days after airing. “Chernobyl” is a retelling of the massive explosion of the nuclear power plant in the Ukraise on April 26, 1986 and its aftermath. The explosion released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe, according to Variety.

The five-episode show, written by Craig Mazin and directed Johan Renck, had a 9.6-star rating out of 10, based on 152,634 users, as of June 6.

The rating puts “Chernobyl” ahead of cult TV shows such as “Breaking Bad” (9.5), “Planet Earth II” (9.5), “Band of Brothers” (9.5), “Planet Earth” (9.4), “Game of Thrones” and “The Wire”.

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