Chernobyl Is HBO's Highest Rated Show In History

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Like with Game Of Thrones, the only (legal) way to watch Chernobyl is via Foxtel.

The show can be watched online on the HBO Go and HBO Now apps as well, where fans can stream any of the HBO shows online.

Chernobyl is gaining popularity due to its historical nature, since it's based on the catastrophic 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

The argument over the "best TV show of all time" is one that could (and likely would) last until the end of recorded time, with many votes being cast for HBO classics like The Wire and The Sopranos, or for AMC's Breaking Bad. If a show's small sample size of episodes are solid, this can be enough to shoot it high into the rankings.

Although there are still a few more episodes to go in the series (scratch that - only two episodes remain), clearly the people have already spoken. The lead character Valery Legasov is played by Mad Men's Jared Harris.

Just in case you're still on the fence about watching the historical drama, which is now three episodes in, I have another tidbit of information that might sway you: Chernobyl is now ranked as IMDB's highest-rated TV series in history.

HBO's new series Chernobyl is now the highest rated TV series on IMDB with 52,000 votes and 9.7 ratings. Episode 5 will release this Monday night i.e. 3rd July at 9 p.m. ET.

IMDB recently confirmed that Chernobyl is the highest ranked TV series in history, with 9.7 out of 10 stars and more than 75,000 votes.

If you're interested in branching out a little bit in your Prime Video library, you might consider subscribing to one of Amazon's many add-on channels such as HBO. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, the HBO drama has locked down a 96% Fresh rating after 48 critical reviews, with an average rating of 8.83 out of 10. If you want t know about the perils of the nuclear disaster, then this show is definitely for you.

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