An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 threatens unthinkable horror. The reactor meltdown provides the backdrop, but the real story is the Soviet government's attempt to minimize the disaster. And how a few brave scientists and government officials try to avert catastrophe.
It's true the quality of storytelling slipped once the showrunners pulled ahead of George R.R. Martin's books. But the first five seasons were some of the most powerful television ever made, and even the last three seasons dazzled with special effects and world-class cinematography.
Relu is a family man. He has two children, a wife, and a double life. Seen through the eyes of his family, Relu Oncescu appears to be an ordinary taxi driver. No one suspects that Relu works as a collector for Capitanu, a local mobster.