The Chernobyl Nuclear disaster that happened in the erstwhile USSR is the worst nuclear accident to have happened in human history. A failed safety test resulted in uncontrolled nuclear fissions which caused massive destruction. This disaster is dramatized in a miniseries created by Craig Mazin, titled ‘Chernobyl’. The series is co-produced by HBO and Sky. It is a tribute to those brave men and women who gave up their lives for the greater good of humanity. The show received immense critical acclaim; on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, it has a rating of 100%. If you’re looking for similar shows that dramatize important events in human history, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Chernobyl’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Chernobyl’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. I, Claudius (1976)
Narrated by The Roman Emperor Claudius, this series chronicles the story of the early Roman Empire. The story starts with how Livia, the wife of the first Roman emperor, used murder and deceit to set her son on the Roman throne. The murder and deception even went on during the reign of Tiberius, her own son. Then we are made witness to how the Praetorian Prefect Sejanus hatched a conspiracy against the Roman emperor. The perverted and remorseless ruler Caligula’s rule is shown next, followed by how his uncle Claudius got entrapped into making way for the mentally unstable Nero to sit on the throne. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, the series was a huge hit upon its release. It also ended up winning three BAFTA Awards — Derek Jacobi for Best Actor (TV); Siân Phillips for Best Actress (TV); and Tim Harvey for Best Design (TV). BFI even ranks the show 12th on their list of 100 Greatest British Television Programs.
9. Marco Polo (2014-2016)
The famous Italian merchant and traveler Marco Polo had various experiences all over the world as he went to trade his goods and learn about other cultures. This series shows us his life during the time he visited the court of the famous Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. Lorenzo Richelmy plays the character of Marco Polo while Benedict Wong is cast as Kublai Khan. The show was received poorly by critics.
8. Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-2015)