Chernobyl

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4
Pajuka
Presumably if there were horses in the area, they were executed along with every other animal - wild or domesticated. There are no horse deaths, or even horses, on screen however. There is a deer or similar creature briefly shown as dead by radiation poisoning.
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ChrisB71
Skip from 26:50 to 32:10 and 43:30 to 49:20. Not only the shooting but before that the older men talk about how to do it. You have to hear animals suffering (they didn't play noise with the cow in the first scene). And it just gets worse and worse. Even muted it was tough.
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whynotchris
In episode 4, by far the most violent (thus far) involving animals, the soldier in charge of killing the irradiated animals before they spread, specifically says he will kill a fellow soldier who does not cleanly kill the animals and makes them suffer. It is still a terribly difficult scene to watch, but the reasoning behind it is not abuse.
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There are several characters who are enlisted to kill any animals left in areas with high radiation, including pets. This is both described and shown on screen around episode 4.
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cassandrasaurusrdr
There's a little green caterpillar in the last episode (Episode 5: "Vichnaya Pamyat"). It's not presented as scary at all, it just crawls on one of the actors and he remarks that it is beautiful.
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I found it easy to skip over these specific scenes, particularly episode 4. But there is an overall alluding to the negative effects on all living beings in the effected area.
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Pajuka
This is not a fantasy series it is a series based on historical events. As such no dragons (or other fictional creatures) were present or killed.
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Does an animal die?
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Killicillin
A soldier shoots a cow. There is no blood but you do see the cows eyes rolled back.
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KathrynBjornstad
All of the animals the soldiers are shown shooting are dogs, and those are all killed off-screen, except or one that is shown bleeding after it is shot once--the scene isn't gratuitous, and the dog later dies off-screen. While there are cats that are shown as alive and outside in some scenes, they are never shown being shot. There is a scene later on in the episode where the corpses of the area's animals, including cats, are dumped in a grave and buried in cement. I am phobic of cats dying, and I managed to sit through the scene.
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LinLinLovesAnimals
They try to cover the truth and they cover up the truth and make those involved question everything they knew.
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Aietra
The KGB are having various main characters followed and watched closely throughout the series. In the first episode, somebody is parked in a car outside a main character's house, watching his coming and going.
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5
Pajuka
There is at least one scene per episode, frequently multiple scenes, where characters are depicted as drinking vodka. Given the circumstances, I dont blame them
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Yes addiction to cigarettes and alcohol
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During hospital scenes one of the firefighters is held down by nurses as he's in so much pain while being treated
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Someone is crushed under the reactor but it is not shown on screen
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Pajuka
Not directly, and not intentional. It's simply the result of Acute Radiation Syndrome, which causes, among other terrible things, the decomposition of organs and soft tissue. This includes the skin, muscle and fat of a hand. The effects of this is shown, chest up and a few closeish shots of a hand and finger. This is in Episode 3 - Open wide, o' earth
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Radiation Burns, but yes death and physical damage by radiation burns
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5
MapsCats
In the first episode, someone hangs himself. Only the legs and feet are shown.
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kati3d
Can someone share when it happens? I want to watch the series but also want to be prepared
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ACSe
Not deliberately, but people are sent into conditions that are known will result in significant pain or death, and the people going into these situations don’t always know it or the extent.
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There are characters shown to be suffering from severe radiation burns which are quire graphic and disturbing
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Pajuka
Many characters are depicted with respirators, which frequently causes heavy breathing sounds. Multiple episodes but most frequently in episode 4. The end of episode 2 and the beginning of episode 3 have 3 characters suffering from panicked breathing Episode 5 has a character that has a heavy cough, and struggles to speak because of it. Its implied the character has lung cancer.
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whynotchris
As of episode one, it is heavily implied any and all children playing in the fallout on the bridge in Pripyat will die. It is historically accurate that anyone on that bridge does receive a fatal does of radiation. In the hospital, a severely injured father begs a main character to take his baby away. The baby is not in the same makeup, although the same fate is implied. -Episode 4- a baby dies off screen via radiation in a scene discussed between main characters of another main character who goes into labor in the same episode.
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NBBlues
Many many people are called on and volunteer to face deadly radiation in various levels of immediacy
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whynotchris
A father visibly affected by the immediate radiation begs a character to take his baby away. A father dies in gruesome fashion, his baby still in utero and is told his wife is pregnant while perishing in hospital.
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Pajuka
Unless you count managers / government officials that are more concerned about their image than radiation - no, there are no clowns. If you do consider such people as clowns, then episode 1 and 2 have the clowns in charge, and episode 5 have the clowns on trial.
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Are there razors?
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HellKat
Yes. In episode for when the liquidators are eating lunch one of them spits on the ground.
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WhatTheDucky
This is from Tumblr Episode 1: Right after the title, and the text saying its 2 years ago. Audio only, very short. After the woman comes out of the toilet it’s safe. After the guy (who’s afraid they’re being bombed) is told to “get Shashenok […] we need to get everyone out”, he runs up a flight of stairs. A man v*s as he passes him, it’s literally 2 secs, and audio only (or too dark to see it). A man asks where Viktor is. The other man says “still in the pump room”. He v*s right after that. There’s sound, there may have been visual? But it was super fast and again dark. It’s safe once the first man leaves him alone, and is calling for Viktor. One of the men who went to the core runs into the control room. He says he looked into the core. After Dyatlov asks if the man if he lowered the control rods, the man r*s but I don’t know if he actually v*s. There’s audio, and I covered the screen, so I don’t know if there was visual but it couldn’t have been very graphic. When he straightens up/when someone asks where Kurdyastev is, it’s safe. The men are refusing to believe the reactor has exploded. Dyatlov says that he’ll go to the vent roof, because you can see into reactor building 4, and he’ll see it with his own eyes. Right after that he v*. Audio, probably some visual. When another man says to the guards to get him a medic/hospital, it’s safe. The scene stays in the room after he’s gone, but they don’t show the v*. Episode 2: There are no scenes with the actual act of v*. At 55:10-55:19 during the montage of deserted places, they have a shot inside the hospital of what is obviously supposed to be v* in a bowl and a little on the wall. It’s not too graphic, but just in case you want to look away. Episode 3: Just after Lyudmilla thanks Vasily for showing her Moscow (in the scene where she describes what’s outside the window), the scene changes to Khomyuk walking in a corridor. While she’s walking a man is heard r* offscreen, but there’s no visual. It’s safe when she gets into Dyatlov’s room. Episode 4: While the men are coming in on buses, from 11:22-11:30 they see a man outside on the grass v*. Full visual but no sound. Also, not v* related but just as a warning, parts of this episode follows people whose job it was to kill animals left in the contaminated area and you do see wounded/dead dogs and cats. Episode 5: Safe.
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RockyFennek
In fact, the series is very critical of the government's handling of the disaster.
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omlv33
Numerous. At least one per episode
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SiriusStarr
Most likely 10,000-100,000 people, though only a few characters are actually depicted with cancer.
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whynotchris
As of episode 4, PTSD associated with military service is shown surfacing as well as taking root.
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The first episode shows a character committing suidice
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ACSe
No, but there’s lots of vomiting due to radiation poisoning.
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LinLinLovesAnimals
Only the feet are shown and you can hear the tight rope swinging.
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McThunderCockFace
Firstly I’d like to clarify that not every action that ends up hurting the person is self harm. To clarify, the “liqudators”, soldiers who volunteered, are sent to chernobyl reactor roof to clean up radioactive debris knowing that they’ll be dead in a week. Thisis not self harm, this is sacrifice. Know the difference
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us3rname
These words aren't said. A character records the last voice recording of him shortly before committing suicide
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LinLinLovesAnimals
There are times where characters are shown in dark spaces that are small, one scene spanned over two episodes is three men in dark tunnels that are flooded with water and their lighting is sporadic at best.
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Does a baby cry?
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whynotchris
On occasion, mild "shakey cam" is used to place the viewer into the scene. These are usually scenes involving military clean-up or other first-person important interactions with the plant itself. (Initial reactions of some plant workers exploring, going to assess it, going to clean it up...)
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SiriusStarr
No, but the baby does a few hours after birth.
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RottenAdel
Off screen. Beginnings of labor briefly shown.
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Pajuka
No abortions, however a baby does die shortly after birth off screen.
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SiriusStarr
Technically, the child is born alive but stated to die a few hours after birth.
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NBBlues
New born dies off camera. It is discussed in a scene near the end of the episode. If this is a trigger for you do not watch the final scene. It is just the mother sitting alone in a maternity ward full of babies. No plot just cheap emotional exploitation.
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Pajuka
There are no openly LGBT characters in the show. Sexuality of all the characters is not focused on at all.
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JellicleBat
It is briefly discussed during a confrontation after the trial in Episode 5 that the main character was involved in discriminating Jewish members of the academy (???) or some kind of institution. He seems to regret it.
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omlv33
There are no black people in the entire miniseries
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omlv33
There is nudity though. Including fully naked men in one episode.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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A group of workers (keeping it vague for spoiler reasons) are fully naked in a protest about how their working conditions are too hot. Male front and back, for fully non sexual reasons
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Several male characters are shown crying, but none are ridiculed for it
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NBBlues
Large portions of the population are displaced due to evacuation. It is implied that this is temporary and people were rehoused quickly
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whynotchris
Even without the final episode, I can safely say this will not be a happy ending. As a historical event, you can look up the IMDB page and Google character names to see who died, how and when. I can safely say the survival of main characters will be non-existent to one or two.
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Pajuka
This series is not appropriate for children. It depicts real, tragic, disturbing and gruesome events. Santa is not mentioned in the entire series.
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neighledit
A helicopter crashes
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4
Pajuka
Almost half an episode 4 - The Happiness Of All Mankind, features soldiers carrying out orders to kill all abandoned pets. No animals are shot on screen, but gun shots are heard. In addition, one of the older soldiers shares a war story in how he killed a person by shooting him in the stomach. It is not glorified, and it appears that the older soldier is remorseful of the event.
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restingmurderface
That’s kind of the whole point.
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RottenAdel
Multiple radiation burn injuries portrayed, including full body radiation burns shown on screen. Vomiting of blood and portrayals of real-time radiation burns. Very graphic.
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