New Sky Atlantic Show Chernobyl Is Better Rated Than Breaking Bad And Game Of Thrones

So the full time whistle has blown on the Game of Thrones and you will no doubt be staring blankly into the abyss that is the rest of your life. But why fill your newfound time with a hobby or interest when you could just dive straight into a new HBO series?

Chernobyl has a higher rating on IMDb than Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, with an extremely impressive average score of 9.5, and has been racking up rave reviews since its release.

The five-part miniseries is based on the infamous nuclear reactor disaster in the Ukrainian town in 1986, and covers the build-up to the explosion and its catastrophic aftermath.

Indeed, the very fact the drama is based on true events is making the show all the more gripping and terrifying for viewers, many of whom are already describing Chernobyl as a 'masterpiece' on Twitter:

The cast features the likes of Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård. Fans of Game of Thrones and Line of Duty will also recognise Laura Elphinstone, who was burned alive while saving Arya Stark at King's Landing in the former and who plays DI Michelle Brandyce in the latter.

A synopsis of Chernobyl describes the show as dramatising 'the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history', adding that it 'tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed themselves to save Europe from unimaginable disaster'.

It continues: "The miniseries focuses on the heartbreaking scope of the nuclear plant disaster that occurred in Soviet Ukraine in April 1986, revealing how and why it happened and telling the shocking, remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell."

The first episode premiered on Sky Atlantic on 7 May and a new episode is broadcast every Tuesday at 9pm. The show is also available to stream on NOW TV.

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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