Chernobyl Passes Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and More to Become IMDb's Top-Rated Show

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Liam Daniel, HBO

Has HBO already found its new Game of Thrones? Not quite, but shortly after the epic series concluded its eighth and final season, it appears it already has a new competitor for the best show in history. After only four episodes, CinemaBlend reports that the network’s new limited series Chernobyl has landed the highest spot on IMDb’s 250 Top-Rated TV Shows, beating out some incredibly famous series.

Chernobyl has earned an impressive 9.6 rating on the site, racing past such critically acclaimed shows and miniseries as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Band of Brothers, The Wire, and The Sopranos. The top 25 spots currently stand as follows:

  1. Chernobyl: 9.6
  2. Planet Earth II: 9.5
  3. Band of Brothers: 9.4
  4. Planet Earth: 9.4
  5. Breaking Bad: 9.4
  6. Game of Thrones: 9.4
  7. The Wire: 9.3
  8. Our Planet: 9.3
  9. Cosmos (2014): 9.2
  10. Blue Planet II: 9.2
  11. Cosmos (1980): 9.2
  12. Rick and Morty: 9.2
  13. The Sopranos: 9.1
  14. The World at War: 9.1
  15. Avatar: The Last Airbender: 9.1
  16. Life: 9.1
  17. Sherlock: 9.1
  18. The Vietnam War: 9.0
  19. The Twilight Zone: 9.0
  20. Human Planet: 9.0
  21. Dekalog: 9.0
  22. The Civil War: 9.0
  23. Firefly: 9.0
  24. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 9.0
  25. True Detective: 9.0

The new HBO series is based on the catastrophic real-life nuclear disaster that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Although it doesn’t exactly follow the true events, the show has received rave reviews right off the bat.

Apart from the fact that the series most likely has such a high rating because there aren’t as many reviews on IMDb for it as there are for older shows, it's high ranking could stick for a while because it is a miniseries. While divisive series like Game of Thrones, which aired for eight years, had more opportunity for failure, Chernobyl has less room to receive lower scores since it’s much shorter. The series just has to continue to perform for the remaining episode, and its rating might not drop much.

HBO will air the finale of Chernobyl on Monday, June 3.

[h/t CinemaBlend]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.


Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it. asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.