New Netflix documentary about a nuclear accident scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes 1 year ago

New Netflix documentary about a nuclear accident scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

It is streaming now on the service.

A new Netflix series detailing the worst nuclear accident in US history has scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Meltdown: Three Mile Island was released on the streaming service this week, informing viewers about events that transpired on 28 March, 1979 at the nuclear power plant Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania.

During the incident, a pressure valve failed to close in the Unit 2 reactor of the plant, with the ordeal very nearly ending in a complete meltdown.

"Meltdown tackles the near catastrophe at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania through the lens of chief engineer and whistleblower, Richard Parks, as well as the community it impacted," the show's synopsis reads.

"Dramatic reenactments, archival footage, never-before-seen home video, and in-depth interviews bring viewers into the worst nuclear incident in US history."


Variety described the show as "a slow burn of well-controlled indignation, Meltdown makes Parks’ case methodically and well."

Another review from Decider reads: "Instead of a rehash of an event that could be easily researched, Meltdown: Three Mile Island takes a familiar event from the past half-century and fills in people’s gaps in information and debunks commonly held beliefs about the event."

Currently among the top 10 most-watched TV programmes on Netflix in Ireland, you can watch the trailer for the four-part series below.


Clip via Netflix