New HBO series 'Chernobyl' rated higher than both GOT and Breaking Bad

TV 24/05/2019

Need a new show to fill that big gapping hole that Game of Thrones has left in your life? 

Well, here it is. HBO's new series about the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 - aptly named 'Chernobyl' - has absolutely smashed ratings, gaining a 9.6/10 from nearly 27,000 voters. That's pretty bloody impressive.

So impressive that it actually beats out both Game of Thrones (pre-season 8 where it all fell to pieces), and Breaking Bad, rated 9.4 and 9.5 respectively on IMDb. 

The five-part limited series aims to tell the true story of the tragic events that unfolded before, during and after the Chernobyl disaster, and the trailer makes it look scarier than most horror movies. 

HBO describes it as:

"On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe,"

"Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster."

Three episodes have aired in the UK so far, so hopefully the remainder of the series is as top notch as the start!