Once, a great disaster happened, which was called the ‘Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster’, which occurred on 11th March 2011. This story has been heard by all, and recently a show covered it all.
The Days is a historical thriller show which is directed by Masaki Nishiura and Hideo Nakata. The story of the show revolves around an uncertain earthquake that happened, which was termed to be really powerful under the sea of Japan’s east coast. Due to the earthquake, the main electricity was cut down, which connected the nuclear plant in Fukushima, and the station got flooded.
The diesel generators which were there in the plant could not work due to no electricity, and nuclear reactors overheated, which caused a meltdown. So, later we get to see in the further episodes how they manage the loss from the disaster that happened.
The site manager Masao Yoshida (Koji Yakusho), with his teammates, gets into the depth analysis of the earthquake. They together manage the radiation levels and plan on how to remove the chance of any kind of damage again.
This show will give you each and every insight into the disaster which happened. The people working in the plant are ready to put in all the efforts they can to prevent such calamities from happening again. The details in the show are captured perfectly well, which consists of the period of Japan’s post-war economic growth. This show is exclusively available to watch on Netflix.
After watching this miniseries, you might want to discover more shows that talk about incidents that took place in various countries; here are some amazing recommendations that would keep you hooked and will make you gain some interesting knowledge.
Based on a true story, this show is a critically acclaimed one directed by Johan Renck, which was released in 2019. The show is based on a horrifying nuclear incident that took place on April 26th, 1986, at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant based in the Soviet Union (now in Ukraine). It also shows us what happened during the nuclear breakdown with the events that followed it.
The story is about a Soviet nuclear physicist named Valery Legasov and a Soviet Government Official, Boris Shcherbina, who are given the task to do depth research on the explosion as to why this incident occurred. Eventually, they both start investigating the disaster and get to know many things that went wrong, which led to this massive explosion.
They get to know that there was a system failure and the system’s designs had flaws. There was a potential mistake by the people working in the plant as well. Due to the explosion, many plant workers died, and it was a big tragedy that happened.
The show has shown all the sides to the nuclear explosion, the political as well as the social. The role of the Soviet government has been shown from different angles and their perspectives and investigations about the incident. Chornobyl is an amazing masterpiece that totally reminds you of the show The Days, as the stories are similar; it’s just the difference between the countries.
The show has covered the impact on the individuals who were working in the plant and on the families of the workers who died in this tragic occurrence. This show is available to watch on HBO Max.
High Water (2022)
This show is a slow-burn Polish drama which is made by Jan Holoubek and Bartlomiej Ignaciuk and showcases the 1997 Central European flood that caused the lives of 56 people. Forty thousand people suffered in this big disaster that Poland ever saw.
This is a six-part Netflix series that explains everything in detail about what exactly happened in the disaster. The series revolves around Jasmina Tremer, who is a hydrologist, and she is sent to the town of Wroclaw to look after the overseas flood data. She works with Professor Jan Nowak, The Mayor and the governor of the province Marczak. They together work to calculate the disaster which could happen at any time, and to avoid that, they form some regulations and procedures.
The villagers of the Polish town have a different view of the situation of the disaster. So, it was a tackle between those two. Later in the show, we get to see that the news media has started covering the rise of the water levels, which starts scaring the villagers. Then soon, they are said to vacate the town, and the work of the hydrologist and their team begins.
The show has some amazing performances given by Agnieszka Żulewska, Tomasz Schuchardt, Ireneusz Czop, Jerzy Trela, and Blanka Kot. High Water clearly portrays to us how calamities happen, and there is no proper way of procedure being followed. The authorities are silent, and the common man has to face the issue as he cannot do anything. This show is a great watch and will tell you a lot about the flood that occurred. This show is available to watch on Netflix.
Five Days at Memorial (2022)
This medical drama was released in 2022, written and directed by John Ridley and Carlton Cuse, and stars the famous Vera Farmiga as Dr. Anna Pou. The miniseries is based on the 2013 book of the same name written by Sheri Fink. The series focuses on the terrifying events which happened in New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center.
On August 29, 2005, a massive hurricane hit the city of New Orleans, which was called Hurricane Katrina. So, the patients and other staff members are in lockdown shelter at the Medical Center. There were three doctors present at the center, including Dr. Anna Pou. Later in the series, it is seen that it’s been two days, and no one has approached them for rescue.
The electricity is gone, and there is no power left, and they are left with limited supplies. The hurricane was making a huge impact, and the water level was rising, which was creating pressure on the doctors to take care of each and every patient. Days passed, and they all were stuck in the center. On the Fifth day, patients had to climb up the stairs to reach the top so that helicopters could take them.
Dr. Anna was left with no choice; she then gave euthanasia to several patients by taking the help of two other nurses as they thought of no option left. The people in the hospital realized that they had no option but to evacuate the place, and the water level was increasing.
The series leaves you with many questions in mind as to what could have been the other way out. And was it a merciful killing by her, or could they have taken other steps to prevent this from happening? The show covers it all, where they were euthanized or died due to a power cut and hurricane. This show is available to watch on Apple TV+.
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Meltdown: Three Mile Island (2022)
This is a four-part doc-series directed by Kief Davidson and was released in 2022. The story is about a meltdown that happened in Pennsylvania at Three Mile Island in 1979.
The series talks about two major factors which led to the occurrence of the meltdown. Firstly, there were a lot of human errors which took place. Secondly, in the period of the ‘Cold War’, the rapid increase of atomic energy was being talked about. All this information is covered by the series.
This incident is said to be the worst nuclear incident in U.S History. The major con was that there was a broken pressure valve in the plant, and that valve was neglected and not seen by the workers, which started it all. The valve was not closed properly. At the time of the 80s, this was a horrifying incident for the people of Pennsylvania.
The show tried to capture every emotion of the people of the town and the workers who were working in the plant. So, you get a lot of insight into what exactly happened.
The show has been made in a proper manner, with four parts covering every aspect of the incident. The engineer who was a part of the corporation explained all the details about what strategies were taken up after this happened to improve it from happening of it further.
There is a character in the show named Parks who tells the story from scratch and what he has seen. A great documentary to watch after The Days. This doc-series is available to watch on Netflix.
This is an Iceland supernatural drama that was released in 2021 and is directed by Baltasar Kormakur. The show tells you the true story of the Katla Volcanic Eruption. The show uncovered mysteries behind the volcanic eruption.
Katla is situated in a small Iceland town known as Vik, and the volcano has been there for decades. But when the volcano erupted, it was said that very different supernatural phenomena occurred; this has been told by the residents of the town of Vik. Basically, when the volcano erupted, it washed out the population of the town.
It has also been said that there is a glacier near the volcano through which dead people started coming out. The show covers all the unsaid stories that you might just have read about the Katla eruption. The show showcases the stories of all the characters and their personal experience.
The residents of Vik in the series have mentioned that they saw their beloved ones and had visions about them. Doppelgangers have been seen by them. This created a haunting town for them all to live in. The show has brought the mystery of the eruption on screen, and it is after effects as well which cannot be missed out. Many have said that this is a supernatural story, but the residents of Vik do not think so.
The series explored the themes of loss, human’s view on death, and the story behind the seeing of the dead. This was a very strange occurrence to happen in the history of disasters where, it left the town to be haunted. The show is available to watch on Netflix.
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The Rain (2018-2020)
A popular fictional Danish TV show which was released in 2018 and made byJannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Potalivo, and Esben Toft Jacobsen and features Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.
The show portrays a story where a deadly virus which is carried by rain has wiped out half of the population. It focuses on the survivors of the virus and their quest to find the mystery behind it and face the challenges of the everyday world.
The story begins with two siblings named Simone and Rasmus, who find shelter with their father as the rain starts pouring. Their father is a scientist, and he thinks that he can get or find a cure for the virus. Later, the period is set after six years, and both the siblings come out of the shelter and see a different environment which is a huge change in it.
They find a group of survivors as well on the way, and they all get together. The show then shows us the challenges that the survivors face and how the rain affected them all and their families. Rasmus, when he came into contact with the virus, he got a unique thing that could help everyone to find the cure for it.
The series is adventurous and mysterious at the same time. The show brings a lot to the table. The fights and the mysteries that they need to unlock to get the cure for the virus are thrilling to watch for all the viewers. After watching The Days, you might be needing some fictional story as well, and it definitely makes you feel that this is all real. This show is available to watch on Netflix.
Challenger: The Final Flight (2020)
This is a documentary miniseries that was released in 2020, directed by Daniel Junge Steven Leckart. The show revolves around the true story of the Challenger space shuttle disaster, which happened on January 28th, 1986.
The series shows us the proper view of the incident that happened, which includes the interviews of various individuals in the show. The show also covers the investigation that led to the Space Shuttle Disaster. The main part of the show is where all the astronauts, engineers, and the family members of the crew explain in detail the situation that had occurred.
The show contains visual footage and every news clip, which will help you by providing you with a lot of knowledge and information. There were seven astronauts who lost their lives in the tragedy those were Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith A. Resnik, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe.
The after period of the space program has been shown, which does not leave you in questionable space; the later reforms have been portrayed in a proper manner with the significance of the act that would change the modern space world now and also steps and procedures have been taken to avoid such tragedies to happen again.
This show is a tribute to all the astronauts, their family members, and the crew who has been a part of this space program. This documentary is available to watch on Netflix.
It is a science fiction series that was released in 2013 and is based on the graphic novel “Le Transperceneige” by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette. The story is about a time when half of the world has become a frozen wasteland, and it is shown after seven years when a climate engineering experiment got failed.
The left survivors acquire a huge moving train which is called Snowpiercer. The train is divided into various parts the elite sits in the front and the lower class in the tail section who were facing the worst situations and oppressions.
Later in the series, it is seen that a murder occurs on the train, Andre Layton, who is played by Daveed Diggs, is a former homicide detective present in the train inside the tail section. He starts investigating, and he realizes that there is a lot of oppression going on on the train.
The show puts more basis on class division and struggles that are going on the train. People on the train are going through personal grievances, and still, they all need to survive on the train, which gets difficult for them.
This show explores the themes of science fiction, social dilemma, and injustice. After watching The Days, this will be a great sci-fi to watch, especially for all the sci-fi fans out there who love watching a series with an intense storyline. This show is available to watch on Netflix.
When They See Us (2019)
This is a miniseries that was released in 2019 and is based on the true story of the Central Park Jogger case, which happened in New York City in 1989 and is directed and co-written by Ava DuVernay.
The show portrays the lives of five young men of color, and they were known as the Central Park Five, and they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a crime that they did not commit, and that was the rape and assault of a woman. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise are the names of the Central Park Five.
The show has shown is that what kind of an impact this left on all of them and their families. It is a slow story but a really hooking and gripping one. When They See Us has portrayed their lives in a very detailed manner and how certain circumstances led to their wrongful imprisonment.
The themes in the show that are being explored are biases in the system, racism, and media portraying them in a wrongful manner. This show is a must-watch and will give you knowledge about the earlier time and how things used to work if someone was wrongfully accused of a crime.
The reason is that those times did not have the tech world to them. But now we see everything is just one click away. They all fight for their justice and have their emotional breakdowns as well. But till the end, they do not lose hope and strength, and that is what matters. This show is available to watch on Netflix.
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Russian Doll (2019)
This is a dark comedy-drama series that was released in 2019 and was made by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. The show is about a woman named Nadia Vulvokov, which is played by Natasha Lyonne, and she is a free independent woman who has gotten stuck in a never-ending time loop.
She was celebrating her 36th Birthday in New York; then suddenly, she met with an accident that night. Later, we see that after the accident, she is back at the party at the same time and in the same location, which is funny to watch.
Nadia gets trapped, and the same cycle keeps on repeating itself. Then later, she finds a guy named Alan Zaveri, which is played by Charlie Barnett, who is stuck in the same loop as her.
This series is a fun watch and will get you hooked on the mystery of the time loop. The show, later on, reveals why this is happening. And it is a tough mystery for us to guess.
Russian Doll is a critically acclaimed show, and the time illusions are shown in a beautiful manner which gives you a wonderful cinematic experience. This show is exclusively available to watch on Netflix.
The Crown (2016)
This show is a historical drama series that was released in 2016 and still is continuing. The show is directed by Stephen Daldry, and it portrays the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in her early years, which was the contemporary period of her life and how she went to the throne.
The show is a fictionalized story of the British Royal Family and their ongoing life through different political events and how they deal with challenges that come their way. The Crown shows us their personal lives as well and how are their personal lives different from one another.
Every season of the show is set in a different time period where Queen Elizabeth’s II eras can be seen. In the first season, we see the relationship between her husband and herself. Then Later, as the story continues, there are certain incidents which are covered, such as Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillian, and Harold Wilson. Then there is the Aberfan disaster, the Suez Crisis, and others.
The Crown, in its new season, dwells into new characters, which are fascinating to watch. This is a must-watch for all the political drama fans out there. This shows comes with every essence of the British Era that anyone would have ever wanted. A show filled with politics and yet an entertaining thing that we cannot miss. This show is available to watch on Netflix.
The Terror (2018)
This show is a series that is based on a true story and is inspired by the novel of the same name written by Dan Simmons. The show was released in 2018. It is a mixture of historical fiction and psychological thriller and is set in the time period of the mid-19th century.
The show showcases the story of two ships that sail from Britain and gets lost in the Arctic. The ships were the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Their mission was to navigate a passage that was situated in the Northwest. The ships, while traveling, had to face the strong weather, and they were on limited supplies as well.
On their way, a polar bear named Tuunbaq attacks the ships, and it is very tough for them to get out of the situation. It can be said that it is a kind of horror show which dwells on you, and you get involved in it.
The show has the essence of a psychological thriller. The cinematic experience of the show is amazing to watch. The whole series is based on the two ships and whether they would be able to survive the situation of the Artic or not. This show is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
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