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  • HBO's Chernobyl is pretty great but suffers one major design flaw creatively. 1 / 9

  • It lacks Russian or pseudo-Russian actors, taking away from its overall authenticity. 2 / 9

  • It's a co-production with Sky UK, so the cast is mostly British or Swedish. 3 / 9

  • They all speak English, which takes away from the Soviet essence. 4 / 9

  • This diminishes the show as a documentary, and makes it more dramatized fiction. 5 / 9

  • HBO could have used Bulgarian and Romanian actors, for example. 6 / 9

  • Instead, the main and supporting cast makes this feel like any random British series. 7 / 9

  • This is in stark contrast to the numerous foreign shows and films in other outlets, like Netflix. 8 / 9

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