I agree with you about Wisting, though I'm not sure episodes 6-10 are going to be as good as 1-5.Yeah 6 is about right OK at best, better off spending your time watching Wisting on BBC4 or even better Outsiders on Atlantic which are currently running.
Well unless the two stories somehow fall into each other for the last two episodes, I dunno maybe that is the idea. Or maybe as you say it is just two totally separate stories, one perhaps weaker than the other.I agree with you about Wisting, though I'm not sure episodes 6-10 are going to be as good as 1-5.
Based on episode 6, it's like two separate seasons have been amalgamated. They appear to have been filmed some time apart - all the snow has gone!
Probably not the best comparison because Chernobyl was a adaptation of actual events and the people involved while the Cobra story is entirely fiction.I love stories about scenarios like the space-borne one in Sky's Cobra so watched all six episodes. Talk about a Chernobyl wannabe! It reeks of Chernobyl but lacks its authenticity and heartfelt drama. I reckon this was written by a committee at Sky and none among them understood how subplots work. In Chernobyl, for example, the subplots (miners, fireman's wife, female scientist, pest control dudes, etc) enhance the story's themes (corrupt and incompetent government and institutions, poverty of empathy fostered by the communist ideology, etc) and main storyline. In Cobra they feel either contrived or incongruous with the theme and story of the main plot. Just padding and fluff, nothing more.
Some of the lines did make me laugh at times and its humour was more risque and darker than I expected, especially whenever Robert Carlye's dastardly and shameless opponent was involved.
The event itself was entirely forgettable and merely served as a vehicle to tell the Eastenders version of something like House of Cards.
Absolute drivel. I'd rather pray for another Carrington Event to put my TV out of its misery than watch this toilet again.
Of course and I was going to say that in my post but I was left with a strong impression that Sky borrowed from Chernobyl in creating this story. Even got some of the same cast.Probably not the best comparison because Chernobyl was a adaptation of actual events and the people involved while the Cobra story is entirely fiction.
I understand your feeling. Chernobyl was HBO in association with Sky while Cobra is a Sky original.Of course and I was going to say that in my post but I was left with a strong impression that Sky borrowed from Chernobyl in creating this story. Even got some of the same cast.
Even still, I don't think the difference in quality between the two is down to the fact that one is based on real events and the other is a fictional account of a natural disaster. Sure it's easier for the writers of Chernobyl to match research to stories and characters they wish to tell but in the case of Cobra the writers' imaginations were unable to conceive of subplots that felt connected with the main plot. They were forced into the script to evoke tension and conflict but were dull and unrealistic.