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The Handmaid's Tale - s01e01 - Offred

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The Handmaid's Tale - s01e01 - Offred

Postby Tyler » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.
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I don't really expect anyone to read these posts about the first season, so I will be brief.

This episode was packed full of world building and background information, and I still couldn't get enough. I knew very little about this showing going in, other than it was a dystopian future where women were basically breeding slaves. The thing that caught me off guard is how modern and recent everything is. I was expecting District 12 from Hunger Games, but got your typical United States city, just with an evil religious cult.

People warned this show was dark, and they were right. Very unsettling throughout the episode. I suspect the guy they murdered wasn't actually a rapist, but maybe even the husband of a handmaid?

This seems like it will be a super high quality show and I can already see why Hulu won an Emmy for this.
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Postby Kath525 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:08 pm

I will read all of your posts


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Postby Tyler » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:14 pm

Kath525 wrote:I will read all of your posts


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Thanks! You, wilkins, and me can talk about s02 in detail once it starts and I'm caught up. Hopefully Artukka watches too
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Postby Kath525 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:33 pm

I'm hoping to rewatch season one this week!


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Postby blake » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:39 pm

When is season 2 out? Best show I watched last year


Interesting fact, did you know Elizabeth Moss is a scientologist?
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The Handmaid's Tale - s01e01 - Offred

Postby Kath525 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:23 pm

Rewatching. I remember the whole season being shocking but wow. The scene where Jenine is talking about the time she was gang-banged and she is told it was her fault for leading them all on really tears me apart.


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