Why the mini-series Chernobyl is worth seeing while Game of Thrones has just ended?
After the last season of the Game of Thrones series, the emotion has not had time to fall back that already, HBO has offered the public another masterpiece. The new creation of the channel, Chernobyl, has only five episodes, but according to various rankings, it has already exceeded many other famous series.
And casting plays a big role. The attentive spectators will have noticed the presence, in the icy atmosphere of the USSR of 1986, of the Lord Commander of the Night Watch, the Bolton leader and other characters of the fantastic series.
we did not expect that soon after the global success of Game of Thrones,a new series would already stick our eyes on the screen; but it seems that producers and actors know how to renew themselves, for our greatest pleasure.
James Cosmo played the role of the Lord Commander of the Night Watch in Game of Thrones, and he plays one of the Tula miners in Chernobyl.
Head of the Bolton House in Game of Thrones,Michael McElhatton is prosecutor Andrei Stepashin in Chernobyl; in both series, he manages to arouse public fear through his penetrating gaze.
In Game of Thrones, Ralph Ineson is known as Dagmer Barbarrota, the famous warrior who serves Greyjoy,
the captain of the Skimmer, as well as the fencing master at Pyke. In Chernobyl, he embodies General Tarakanov, who headed the liquidators.
Master Luwin at Winterfell, Donald Sumpter pleased many spectators; he embodies comrade Zharkov in Chernobyl,a member of the executive committee of the city of Pripyat. He was the one who ordered the city’s outings to be blocked and the telephone lines cut off to prevent panic from spreading information about the disaster.
Jamie Sives,who plays the role of Jory Cassel in Game of Thrones, is hard to recognize in Chernobyl: handsome man and captain of the Stark Guard, he became the deputy chief engineer of the nuclear power plant, Anatoly A. Sitnikov.
You probably remember this young man who played the role of Alton Lannister, cousin of Cersei and Jaime; in Chernobyl, he embodies the worker of the plant named Viktor Proskuryakov.
The public remembers this woman from Port-Réal, because Arya Stark helped her,
she and her daughter, to escape from the destroyed city. In Chernobyl, a similar role awaited the actress: she tried to escape from Prypiat with her family.
What else do Game of Thrones and Chernobyl have in common?
In Game of Thrones, great attention has been paid to details,even if they were not the most pleasant to see; in Chernobyl, they were not afraid to show the terrifying truth: the public discovers in detail the consequences of radioactive pollution.
Both in Game of Thrones and in Chernobyl, the writers have shown that the law of the strongest often prevails.
And if in the first case, the battle raged to conquer a throne, in the second, it was tried at all costs to preserve the prestige of the nuclear empire of the USSR vis-à-vis other countries, in especially the United States.
And whatever the sacrifices made by the protagonists they could not escape the pressure of more powerful characters.
George R. R. Martin said that in Game of Thrones, there were no really good or bad characters, and that many of them made their decisions based on their personal interests.
Chernobyl also shows ordinary people who acted according to the circumstances.