Screen Test: Stories that put spotlight on the truth

Some of the most compelling television dramas so far this year have been thoughtful limited series recreating real events from the not-too-distant past.

Notable examples include Chernobyl, a masterful retelling of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine, and When They See Us, about the five American boys wrongly accused of the 1989 rape in Central Park.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2019, with the headline 'Stories that put spotlight on the truth'. Print Edition | Subscribe