“Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

Episode title: Vichnaya Pamyat Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck HBO's  Chernobyl closes with the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin. The trial takes viewers on a moment by moment recreation of what happened in the control room leading up to the explosion.  In this closing hour,  Legasov, Khomyuk and Shcherbina testify about the events … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

“Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake

Title: "The Happiness of All Mankind" Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck "I have two rules. Don't point that thing at me...and two, if you hit an animal and it doesn't die, keep shooting until it does. Don't let it suffer." -Fares Fares as Bacho Episode four of Chernobyl will be difficult for animal lovers. … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake

“Chernobyl” Episode 3 review

Title: "Open Wide, O Earth" Written by Craig Mazin Directed by Johan Renck The third episode of HBO's miniseries Chernobyl takes on a slower, less suspenseful pace. It opens with a continuation of last week's cliffhanger, where three plant workers complete a suicide mission that will prevent a far more severe second explosion. But tests … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 3 review

“Chernobyl” Episode 2 Review by Nathan Blake

Title: "Please Remain Calm" Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck "We're asking for your permission to kill three men." -Valery Legasov After the chaos in last week's premiere, "Chernobyl" begins to look at the larger picture outside the nuclear plant as civilians are evacuated from Pripyat, scientists and political leaders come to terms … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 2 Review by Nathan Blake

Couples Review: “Paterno” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake

Nathan “Paterno” premiered on HBO over the weekend and was met with as much controversy as you would expect. The Paterno family called it a fictionalized work and claimed it failed to resemble what actually happened in any way. Onward State, the student-run news organization for Penn State, published several articles attempting to attack the … Continue reading Couples Review: “Paterno” by Alex Aebly and Nate Blake