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Topic: The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale, based on the 1985 bestselling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, will debut its first season on Hulu in 2017. Moss will play Offred, a one of the caste of Handmaids who are forced into sexual servitude by the male-dominated Gilead totalitarian regime as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.

CONFESSION TIME: I fast-forwarded past the flashback scenes and their filter-lit happy, smiley, good-times vibe as it reluctantly lifted me out of the glorious mire of palpably bleak misogyny and helpless hatred. I can score that bog-standard happy bollocks on any telly show, I'm just here to mainline the high-grade misery thank you very much.

Bitterly disappointed in S3 though.

Spoiler

The main screenhog handmaid was allowed FAR too much leeway with her insulting public displays of brazenly insubordinate language and her generally insolent comportment. WHERE was Aunt Lydia and her magisterial cattle prod to correct these glib displays of public insouciance? WHERE? ANSWER ME.

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I've watched season 1. The show is a bit slow for my taste, but - so far - I couldn't stop watching! cool

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Finished season 2 and 3. smile Good show!

Weird that it's on 22695 watchlists but 'nobody' posts here... cool

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lighton wrote:

Weird that it's on 22695 watchlists but 'nobody' posts here... cool

Wifey watches it, so it's only my watchlist for that reason.  tongue

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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big_smile

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I really liked the first season, but the other seasons have got weaker as they've gone on, in my opinion.

2020.  Meh.

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graybags wrote:

I really liked the first season, but the other seasons have got weaker as they've gone on, in my opinion.

Maybe a little bit, yes. But I liked how they showed more and more of the 'world' in the following seasons, like what was going on in Washington.


And if anyone is interested:

Margaret Atwood on the real-life events that inspired The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments