Sky Atlantic's new show 'Chernobyl' is rated higher than 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones'

Sky Atlantic's new show 'Chernobyl' is rated higher than 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones'

Remember when Breaking Bad first came out and nobody would shut up about it? Like, it was ironic how a show about meth made people literally unbearable to be around unless they had a good fix of Mr. White cooking up some blue.

Or how about when Game of Thrones first came out, and you thought you'd never watch it because you wasn't a nerd who went crazy for dragons and boobs? But then, eight years later, here you are arguing about who deserved to sit on the Iron Throne?

Well, prepare yourself for the next wave of groundbreaking television, in the form of HBO and Sky Atlantic's new show, Chernobyl.

Check out the trailer for this absolute TV masterpiece:

Chernobyl is currently rated higher than both Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad on IMDb, with an undeniably impressive average score of 9.5 (which, coincidentally, is the same rating as I get from both men and women alike).

The only show that is currently ranked about it on the ratings and review site is the wildlife documentary series, Planet Earth II.

Created and written by Craig Mazin (writer of Hangover Part II & The Hangover Part III) and directed by Johan Renck (occasional director of Breaking Bad and Walking Dead), the show depicts the infamous Chernobyl disaster that occurred in the Soviet Union back in April of 1986, and the unfathomable cleanup efforts that followed the nuclear catastrophe.

Check out some of these Twitter critics who clearly adored the show:

An official synopsis for the show reads:

"Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. [..]

"Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist. As part of the response team, he was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident. Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster."

The series only debuted earlier this month on both HBO and Sky Atlantic, and with two more episodes left in the mini-series, there's plenty of time to catch up and enjoy the finale with everyone else!