Cherynobyl – The Best TV Series Since West Wing
Its been a while – thanks to the disruption of moving to the other side of the world, but its time to return to my weekly Saturday review. This week we look at only one item – the HBO TV series Cherynobyl . In fact it was coming to Australia that enabled me to binge watch it on the flight out here. It made the time go very quickly. It is utterly brilliant. The best TV show since the West Wing. Incredibly moving, realistic and brilliantly directed acted.
There is so much that one can learn and take from this series. Some of the dialogue is inspiring and challenging.
“what is the cost of lies”?
“Stories replace truth”
“A just world is a sane world”
“Have faith in Soviet socialism”
“When they put you in charge you do what they say”
“We are defined by our lies”
“Every lie we tell leaves a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt will explode”.
“To be a scientist is to live for truth”.
I don’t really think I need to comment any further on the above. It’s not just the Soviet’s who lived in a post-truth world – the West is largely moving that direction. And sadly far too many Christians forget that ‘to be a Christian is to live for the truth”. We too easily buy into the post-truth, fake news narratives that suit our prejudices. Human beings need truth, justice, faith and sanity. Those who place their faith in political systems or secular/religious ideologies to provide that are destined for disappointment. Those who follow the One who is the Truth – will find that all their debts have been paid – and they can walk in the truth. It’s a vital lesson for us to learn, before it is too late.
Saturday Review 14 – The Lost Message of Paul; Owen Vol 10: Letters that Changed the World; Silly Wizard; Line of Duty; Castlehill Restaurant