The BEST episodes of Chernobyl

Every episode of Chernobyl ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Chernobyl!

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

Last Updated: 5/21/2022Network: HBO
Vichnaya Pamyat
7656 votes

#1 - Vichnaya Pamyat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/3/2019

Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
Watch Now:Amazon
Please Remain Calm
8149 votes

#2 - Please Remain Calm

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/13/2019

With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
Watch Now:Amazon
Open Wide, O Earth
7734 votes

#3 - Open Wide, O Earth

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/20/2019

Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Happiness of All Mankind
7517 votes

#4 - The Happiness of All Mankind

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/27/2019

Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris. Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
Watch Now:Amazon
8936 votes

#5 - 1:23:45

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/6/2019

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

Directors: Johan B. Renck
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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