Having worked with and around nuclear power in the Navy and returned to civilian life in 1984, I was very affected by the Chernobyl accident in 1986. I remember being frightened out of my wits by the reports and thinking "don't minimize this! This is serious shit!" I thought very similar things more recently about Fukushima. The HBO mini series captures the fear I felt back then and makes me feel it again. I just binged the first three episodes on the DVR and found it to be extremely compelling viewing. Stellan Skarsgard, Jared Harris and Emily Watson are giving tour de force performances. This is must watch stuff if you haven't seen it. Highly recommended.