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The Handmaid's Tale - When are they going to end this shit already?

I want to see the series through but they're beating the shit out of it. Do Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Moss need that much cash? Moss has become an exec producer and has become even more insufferable with the character. The show has turned into total horror porn, torture, and brutal murdering way outside what the original story and early series would have portrayed. Nearly every scene of each episode holds on Moss' face, or her being brutalized or threatened in some way. Every episode ends with Moss staring shockingly into the camera. Like, every single one. She's clearly a megalomaniac and is no doubt driving the long stretch.

It just premiered this week and they've got it set for another episode next year. What is it about American television and its inability to let a story/series play out naturally instead of squeezing every bit of life and like out of it?

by Anonymousreply 13814 hours ago

I cannot watch it because she is .....distracting. Not in a good way.

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2021

When they captured June (AGAIN!) at the end of Episode 2, I told my partner: "Of course, she had to be captured. How else is she going to turn into the Superwoman or the Flying Nun over the next couple of episodes."

by Anonymousreply 205/02/2021

It was Hulu’s first prestige award winning series the same way HOC was for Netflix, it is hard for them to let go of them because it means the end of an era.

by Anonymousreply 305/02/2021

They need to wrap it up by at most one more season. Season 5 better be the last or they are truly dragging this out. If the series endgame is the take down Gilead they need to get to it.

by Anonymousreply 405/02/2021

Surely June will be captured and tortured three or four more times before they start the endgame. The show doesn’t seem to be aware of the extreme repetition and implausibility that every one else sees.

by Anonymousreply 505/02/2021

There was an article this week which compared it to the TV series version of Planet of the Apes and how each week one of the three leads would get captured and freed by the other two and burned itself out after six episodes.

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2021

Why do they torture, hang, shoot, gouge out eyes and push girls off buildings but, somehow June who is now the known antagonist continues to stay alive and is passed around from site to site like a bread recipe, knowing she'll keep escaping or creating issues?

Elizabeth Moss has taken total control of the series and must, MUST make it ALL about her. After all the success, she's still so thirsty for all the attention.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2021

R7 With all the trouble June causes I've always wondered why nothing much happens to June when girls get maimed or killed for far less. Oh yeah shes got strong plot armour.

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2021

I stopped watching this show after season 2. God, that season was insufferable. Yvonne Strahovski was the only glimmering light. And I'm a huge Atwood fan and loved the book twenty five years ago. They took something that could have been really relevant in the current political climate and made it ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 905/02/2021

June, among her many attributes, obviously can stay well fed while on the lam.

by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2021

[quote]When are they going to end this shit already?

Pitter patter.

by Anonymousreply 1105/02/2021

R10 They slaughtered a pig for her, and then did a little Christina Crawford scene with Janine.

by Anonymousreply 1205/02/2021

When they hiked June up on that gurney for torture her belly was so big

by Anonymousreply 1305/02/2021

Serena is pregnant they better turn her into a handmaid too

by Anonymousreply 1405/02/2021

The Canada stuff and the relationship between Fred and Serena is 10 times more interesting than Elizabeth Moss and ego trip and Superwoman Vagina trip.

by Anonymousreply 1505/02/2021

Is the actor who plays June’s husband gay? His character comes off as very gay.

by Anonymousreply 1605/02/2021

O.T. Fagbenle who plays Luke, June's husband, is very attractive.

by Anonymousreply 1705/02/2021

Never watched this. Every promotional image looks so off-putting, Elizabeth Moss and her sour puss.

by Anonymousreply 1805/02/2021

In the book doesn't Gilead last for something like 80 years? I doubt the end of the series will be the end of Gilead.

by Anonymousreply 1905/02/2021

And Moss looks fat in the first 3 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 2005/02/2021

I'm hate watching it at this point. The ugly, hateful, furied consumed looks on June's face all the time make me want to shoot it off. She does nothing to help herself in any situation she's in. I hate her.

Agree with the poster that said that the Canada situation is much more interesting. They need to get onto invading Gilead as soon as possible. That's the next logical step in the series. Invade, destroy and liberate then punishment. They could draw it out for 2 more seasons with that. But please no more capture > torture > deaths of others > June escapes and looks furiously hateful. Enough!

This is the look I'm talking about...

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by Anonymousreply 2105/02/2021

[quote]Is the actor who plays June’s husband gay? His character comes off as very gay

Well, he's British ;~)

by Anonymousreply 2205/02/2021

I'm more familiar with the intricacies of Elizabeth's face than I am of some longtime friends, lovers and family members.

The girl does love her close-ups.

by Anonymousreply 2305/02/2021

There’s supposed to be some real action/pay-off coming up. I agree the bitch can never be caught again and allowed to live not believable!!! She’s also at geriatric maternal age already.

by Anonymousreply 2405/02/2021

So, is there some plan to keep it in line and match up to The Testaments? If so knowing June, Lydia, Hannah and Nicole can’t die does that lessen anything that can happen on the show?

by Anonymousreply 2505/02/2021

The episode in the candy factory was good, but I don't like the chemistry between Fred and Ethel.

by Anonymousreply 2605/02/2021

I saw an ad for it last night & was stunned it was still on tv. As if Aunt Lydia wouldn’t have had that rebellious Elizabeth Moss killed by now. How many times has Moss tried to escape or otherwise caused trouble? Everybody else gets executed in a heartbeat.

by Anonymousreply 2705/02/2021

I didn't like Season 3 as much as the other seasons, but I did get chill bumps in the last few minutes, where June is lying in the forest bleeding, and the plane can be heard and then seen taking off in the sky above her.

Now, in Season 4,...all in a single episode, escapee June gets captured from a farm and is tortured for days. Then, by the end of the episode, she escapes AGAIN? Aunt Lydia just got lectured about the wayward handmaids in her charge.; she's gonna get it now. But why would they drive multiple-escapee, multiple-murderer, June around town with just one aunt and a single guard/driver as her escort? These are some idiots.

I was sad to see the two handmaids get run over by the train. June's now lost her closest friends, and her daughter is afraid of her. She has nothing left to lose in Gilead. Let's get on with the war, then.

by Anonymousreply 2805/02/2021

I think the action is really picking up, although June getting caught *again* is a real eye-roller. But remember though, Gilead does not kill handmaids. That's why at the end of episode 3 Aunt Lydia was flipping out at the driver at the train crossing.

Gilead really lasted 80 years in the book? Wow. That means by the downfall, the would be no "originals" left, people who were there st thr beginning and before. Crazy. The regime would be really ingrained by then.

The level of action needs to stay sustained; that first half of season 3 was a snooze, then the last couple episodes were filled with big changes.

by Anonymousreply 2905/02/2021

Now I'm glad I only watched the first season. I had the feeling I wouldn't want to see what they did beyond that.

by Anonymousreply 3005/02/2021

I don't watch lesbian shows.

by Anonymousreply 3105/02/2021

Is Elizabeth Moss the show runner or just very influential in the production team? Every promo image is her and only her. As everyone else has noticed, the constant staring, menacing-June shots and photos are becoming laughable at this point, almost parody level.

I saw Moss on some morning show last week and was half paying attention, but she made some quip about how she used to be young when working with Bradley Whitford on West Wing, and the reporter asked her if she and he ever talk about their old series together. Moss replied that their relationship is the same as it was only “I’m his boss now”. Wow. I thought it sounded kind of bitchy. So I suppose she is running things on that show.

I’m starting to feel sorry Fred Armisen. Can you imagine living with that level of megalomania?

by Anonymousreply 3205/02/2021

Catnip for the neurotic. An industry. Real repercussions for civilization.

by Anonymousreply 3305/02/2021

I was hoping that this would be the last season. Im ready for a satisfying revenge payoff for enduring the many gratuitous torture porn scenes that we’ve witnessed the past three seasons and in the early episodes of this one. They really need to land this plane already.

by Anonymousreply 3405/02/2021

I went out and looked at the reviews of this season and the disdain seems universal. Everyone is calling it torture porn. They really fucked this show up.

by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2021

It's always been torture porn. From the first episode. The unbelievable part comes from the fact that there is no way in hell they would have kept June around. They would have hung her on the wall by now as a symbol. But this idea that they keep her around for breeding is absurd. She is more trouble than that. They would have killed her long ago. Look at the way they pushed those woman off the roof in episode 3. She's so valuable as a woman they are going to keep her around? Its pure nonsense that June is still alive.

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2021

I completely agree, r36, but were the two women they pushed off the roof Marthas? That might better explain why they were considered so easily expendable.

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2021

I dont think so. They were young. They were handmaids.

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2021

I wanted to like this show. I read the book years ago after being given it as a gift. I expected to hate it, but loved it. In the book the protagonist is very ordinary and rather passive. This makes the story powerful because it confronts readers with the question of how passive we would be in the face of totalitarianism.

June Osborne: Unkillable Action Hero isn't nearly as compelling

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2021

R39. The series and the book only cover the first season. After that its the creators of the show who fucked it up. Thats whats so makes it all so crazy.

by Anonymousreply 4005/03/2021

R36 and R37 They killed off poor Eden, even though she was young and breedable.

That's when I gave up completely btw. It just got too ridiculous, that any other woman can die but June.

by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2021

Martha’s can be young and they DO kill handmaids. Even if the ones on the roof were Marthas, they still were about to at least kill Janine before

by Anonymousreply 4205/03/2021

It’s a shame to see a great show sully its own legacy like that for the sake of commerce.

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2021

After the first 2 series I just couldn't face any more time in Gilead.

The first two series were good enough but it needed to be wrapped up with the overthrow of Gilead, a return to democracy and a justice and reconciliation and reunification theme.

by Anonymousreply 4405/03/2021

I read somewhere the women who were pushed off the roof were Commander Joseph Lawrence’s Marthas, Beth and Sienna.

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by Anonymousreply 4505/03/2021

Uh, they were his Marthas. Did you watch last season?

by Anonymousreply 4605/03/2021

June reminds me of the family in Fear the Walking Dead. Anywhere they went they caused chaos and the deaths of countless innocent people. If June believed they'd kill her daughter, why run away again???

by Anonymousreply 4705/03/2021

"You've escaped from our household dozens and dozens of times, Offred! But we're STILL going to bring you back and give you just one more last chance!! We think you've really learned your lesson this time!"

by Anonymousreply 4805/03/2021

R48, It is probably because she is so naturally beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 4905/03/2021

They sent Emily and Janine to The Colonies as punishment so they do indeed kill Handmaids. In the novel Marthas are older women, in the series they are all young women which is weird. Why aren’t they having babies? Maybe they’re infertile but not guilty of any crimes like infidelity. But then I wonder why not make them Econowives.

spoiler ...

The Testaments novel means now we know June won’t be killed, and that she never regains Hannah. We also know that Aunt Lydia is in fact working for Mayday and uses the Handmaids responsibility to report irregular behaviors in the Commander’s households as a way of spying. And that she eventually uses what she knows to bring down Gilead, but The Testaments happens 15 years after the events in the novel and we know that it actually spanned another 80 years. So I don’t know how it’s going to work in the series.

Maybe former Commander Lawrence will also work for Mayday with Aunt Lydia, and they’ll keep in secret contact with June in Canada now that they know how tricky and brave she is.

by Anonymousreply 5005/03/2021

I loved the book. I liked the movie, which showcased the late Natasha Richardson and Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey fame, with Duvall and Dunaway rounding out the cast.

But one of the main premises of the book was the segregation/elimination of the black race (the "children of Ham") by the oppressive government, and the series violated that right off the bat. So the show was already compromised.

I never watched the series and I don't plan to -- besides, the clammy Moss doesn't need my support.

BTW, this trailer is really tacky -- the actual movie is much. much better.

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by Anonymousreply 5105/03/2021

TV is too woke now, they couldn’t do The Children of Ham. So instead they make us believe that white Evangelical fraus would want a dark-skinned child from a black Handmaid.

Also, Samira Wiley is TERRIBLE as Moira.

by Anonymousreply 5205/03/2021

The Handmaid's Tale accidentally proves its premise. Let women taste any power and they'll ruin the thing they've created.

by Anonymousreply 5305/03/2021

R44 Agree with you. I watched the first 2 seasons and then I was done.

by Anonymousreply 5405/03/2021

Yes, the racial harmony in the totalitarian Gilead is fucking stupid. Of course, if right wing religious nuts took over completely, they'd segregate the races! Duh!

by Anonymousreply 5505/03/2021

Moss has a face like a dirty dish cloth.

by Anonymousreply 5605/03/2021

^^^My sister says Moss looks rusty.

by Anonymousreply 5705/03/2021

Lol, if she was Hollywood beautiful y’all would be complaining she looks too pretty for what she’s supposed to be going through.

by Anonymousreply 5805/03/2021

R58 What man would choose that as a cum receiver?

by Anonymousreply 5905/03/2021

Did have Aunt Lydia bariatric surgery? Looks like it.

by Anonymousreply 6005/03/2021

I have no idea what you’re talking about, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6105/03/2021

R60 She definitely looked starved and beaten.

by Anonymousreply 6205/03/2021

In the book, June is supposed to be an average woman, so Moss was good casting until the show made every man she meets fall in love with her.

by Anonymousreply 6305/03/2021

^ the pussy buffet in Gilead is slim pickins

by Anonymousreply 6405/03/2021

So many shows go on for too long nowadays, even on non American TV.

(For Brits: both Midsomer Murders and Benidorm wore out their welcome.)

by Anonymousreply 6505/03/2021

Game of Thrones started this torture porn shit.

by Anonymousreply 6605/03/2021

R64 Nick got the younger and better looking Eden and was still obsessed with June.

by Anonymousreply 6705/03/2021

^^^ because Eden was a pious little mouse

by Anonymousreply 6805/03/2021

r67 = Matt Gaetz. Eden was 14.

by Anonymousreply 6905/03/2021

I'm just getting into it. Please explain how some really hot men are having light bondage sex with some fairly ordinary women, and it's the women who are complaining?

by Anonymousreply 7005/03/2021

R70 cause its rape

by Anonymousreply 7105/03/2021

A Jezebel's sitcom spinoff might be fun.

by Anonymousreply 7205/04/2021

This is more likely

“Handmaid’s in the City, if you’re not traumatized, you’re not watching TV!”

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by Anonymousreply 7305/04/2021

I saw a trailer for the new season and Ann Dowd looks like she has lost a lot of weight.

by Anonymousreply 7405/04/2021

I heard that Serena is knocked up this season.

by Anonymousreply 7505/04/2021

R73, Just when I thought the "maids" couldn't get any more unappealing, you bring us Amy Schumer. Lol.

by Anonymousreply 7605/04/2021

If I were straight, I'd rather fuck Serena than June.

by Anonymousreply 7705/04/2021

Night of the Red Hobos

by Anonymousreply 7805/04/2021

What ever this show is, the art direction deserves awards all around. It is always stunning looking be it a jail cell, railroad tracks, the inside of a milk tanker or a shot through pipes.

by Anonymousreply 7905/05/2021

I've always thought the show is so grim and fucked up with what's happening that it's a good thing the cinematography is so pretty.

by Anonymousreply 8005/05/2021

The book is grimmer

by Anonymousreply 8105/05/2021

Does Elisabeth Moss still belong to that homophobic religious cult?

by Anonymousreply 8205/05/2021

R82 Yes.

I used to post on the AV Club, and in the comments for the episode reviews of this show, fans would twist themselves into knots justifying the fact that Moss is a Scientologist.

by Anonymousreply 8305/05/2021

R81 One of the things I from the book I wish they had kept is how Gilead was still using leftover things from the US. In the beginning June talks about how when the handmaids were being indoctrinated they slept in a gym in an old high school and used blankets that said "US ARMY" on them.

by Anonymousreply 8405/05/2021

She's probably why Sal was fired from [italic]Mad Men[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 8505/05/2021

Honky breeders need to be blacklisted from the industry.

by Anonymousreply 8605/05/2021

This series needs more Aunt Lydia and less Superjune.

by Anonymousreply 8705/05/2021

Aunt lydia dies

by Anonymousreply 8805/05/2021

The Red Center appears to be an old high school.

by Anonymousreply 8905/05/2021

Yes that's true R79. It's beautifully shot. The train crossing sequence was stunning.

by Anonymousreply 9005/05/2021

Re: the beauty in set design and cinematography. All the homos are dead and evangelical Christians are notoriously taste free. Where the fuck is this coming from?

by Anonymousreply 91Last Sunday at 11:09 AM

[quote] Do Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Moss need that much cash.

Moss probably needs the cash for Scieno donations.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Sunday at 11:21 AM

There was a blind about an actresses who works a lot because she gave all her money to Scientology and needs to make more money to give to Scientology. Moss was the popular guess because she works all the time.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Sunday at 3:57 PM

R93 I remember that blind and a few people had guessed Laura Prepon as well.

by Anonymousreply 94Last Sunday at 6:12 PM

The evangelical Christians aren't shooting the film R93! They're in it - not making it. FFS.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Sunday at 7:55 PM

Guess I'm in the minority because I actually love the show. Like LOVE it. I agree though that June would have been killed by now with all the shit she's pulled, but remember that Nick is protecting her...for now. The entire show is a love letter to the strength of women. As much as it's about their oppression, it's more about their coming together to fight back. It's actually quite beautiful if you view it that way. The last episode with Rita struggling with Stockholm Syndrome was great. The moment at the end where she's eating the sushi actually made me cry because it was shot so well. The whole show is gorgeous in the cinematography and music.

I don't mind June's close ups. It's her tale after all. When the insurrection in DC was happening all I could think about was this show.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 8:47 PM

[quote]R96 Guess I'm in the minority because I actually love the show. Like LOVE it.

I’m with you.

When do we get a new season??

by Anonymousreply 97Last Sunday at 9:15 PM

We are 4 episodes into the new season right now R97...

by Anonymousreply 98Last Sunday at 9:24 PM

"Nearly every scene of each episode holds on Moss' face ... "

That's why I stopped watching after the first season.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Sunday at 10:19 PM

[quote]R98 We are 4 episodes into the new season right now

Oh my! I really don’t follow a lot of current stuff, and didn’t know! But this show, and Margaret Atwood in general, is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Sunday at 10:29 PM

I can’t remember if Aunt Lydia’s still alive!! Didn’t June push her down the stairs or something dramatic last season?

by Anonymousreply 101Last Sunday at 10:35 PM

[quote](scurries over to Hulu)

Move it along toots.

by Anonymousreply 102Last Monday at 12:00 AM

I’m switching between episodes of this and SHRILL, and am suddenly cracking up thinking of the character of Annie being transported into Gilead and having to muddle through as a klutzy June.

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by Anonymousreply 103Last Monday at 4:30 PM

[quote]R7 Elizabeth Moss has taken total control of the series and must, MUST make it ALL about her.

June is the main character. Of course it’s primarily about her. This angers you?

by Anonymousreply 104Last Monday at 7:03 PM

[quote]R51 one of the main premises of the book was the segregation/elimination of the black race (the "children of Ham") by the oppressive government, and the series violated that right off the bat. So the show was already compromised.

You’re right - this is the first screen dramatization that’s ever changed a detail from a novel. And it’s shocking! Shocking, I tell you!

PS: that is not a main premise in the book. Nothing in the plot revolves around it.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Monday at 7:25 PM

Well, It's gotten [bold]REAL[/bold] bad now R99.

Half of each episode is devoted to very close, close ups of her sullen, hateful, angry, ugly face.

And that's without any makeup and Moss is someone who needs to wear makeup to be even vaguely palatable.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Monday at 7:34 PM

OMG. Why are some of you so invested in whether The $cientolagist is well photographed or not? Her character isn’t supposed to be eye candy - she’s just an average woman who ended up in a bad situation.

She wasn’t a model in her earlier life... just an office worker.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Monday at 7:55 PM

She looks like an exquisite actress to me. You hatars of her close-ups and looks are sick. Even as ravaged as she is now she can still look sensational when she’s done up (like when she went into Jezebels before) that is an actress, son.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Monday at 8:10 PM

I would rather have been a jezebel than anyone else. They got to drink, and smoke and fuck. They lazed around all day preparing to welcome men into their cathouse. And then partied all night. It was the only game in all of Gilead for a few laughs.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Monday at 8:18 PM

Have any DLers heard of Queen of Earth? It's a movie she did before Handmaid's Tale where she pioneered the all closeup face acting technique she's now known for. I like it actually, in small doses.

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by Anonymousreply 110Last Monday at 8:20 PM

[quote]R109 I would rather have been a jezebel than anyone else... It was the only game in all of Gilead for a few laughs.

Yes. But your holes wear out fast working there, then it’s off to the Colonies.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Monday at 9:14 PM

It’s so funny that posters think Moss looks too “angry” in her closeups (!!)

They’re right, of course. June simply needs to laugh and smile and sing more!

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by Anonymousreply 112Last Monday at 9:20 PM

I’m sure there’s plenty of fucking you’d rather not do over at Jezebels.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Monday at 10:25 PM

Cant they give Rory Gilmore a damn thing to do? Is she sick? Lol I can’t believe Janine was in colonies too and now she’s free and out right now with June.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Monday at 10:26 PM

I haven't read this thread yet. But I just this past weekend FINALLY started watching this. The first season (I'm on ep 8) is fucking fantastic. Should I just watch the last two episodes and call it a day?

(It's one of my favorite books, which is why I've resisted. But I was bored and relented)

by Anonymousreply 115Last Monday at 10:36 PM

R115 Season 2 Yvonne Strahovski very impressive. I’ve always been a fan of Elisabeth Moss as well. Season 3 has a few things (I believe there’s a shocking episode visiting Handmaids in another city).

by Anonymousreply 116Last Monday at 10:49 PM

115, no, the second season is also great and the third starts out slow but gets increasingly good. Four so far has been a bit of a mixed bag but it's still good.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Tuesday at 1:43 AM

The scene with the shot of the Washington Monument make my head explode.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 3:21 AM

Yeah, it chilling.

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by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 3:37 AM

But this is even more disturbing.

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by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 3:42 AM

This video shows how the FX were achieved.

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by Anonymousreply 121Last Tuesday at 3:51 AM

Margaret Atwood is a handmaid by her own definition.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 9:08 AM

Gilead is what happens when Protestants run amuck.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 10:42 AM

If you look up some of the reviews, they're consistent that Elizabeth Moss has bastardized the story. Several of them are suggesting it's time to end the show. Some are calling her characters repeated ability to escape death "Super June".

Moss doesn't seem like she's a megalomaniac when I've seen her in interviews, but this show suggests otherwise. The camera just hangs on her. It's ALLL about HER suffering and overcoming and then saving the day and being brave. It's sort of cartoonish at this point. I really want to see the story play out and end, but they're clearly not going to do that this season and there's no way I've got it in me to stick with this show for another season. I'm already behind three episodes because it's become so basic.

by Anonymousreply 124a day ago

R104 and R107 - You're clearly missing the point or just not watching. Nobody's said the show isn't supposed to be about her or focus on her. But it's over the top. What was initially a complex, well-written, and well-produced series is now 50 minutes of Super June doing something amazing or death-defying.

For example, remember when there used to be scenes of Serena at tea parties with the other wives, or at baby showers, and the tense dialogue. Or the side stories of the Commander and Serena arguing over women reading or writing and it leading to Serena getting her pinky chopped off... or the little scenes with the Martha and the household staff etc.? It was more multi-dimensional and really interesting. It was fun seeing trips to their grocery stores, or how the commanders and wives interacted with one another, or the meetings between the commanders running Gilead.

But now, it's just Elizabeth Moss trying to get hysterical Handmaids to safety, or Elizabeth Moss with a pensive, angry and defiant stare into the camera, and every episode, every. single one., ending with Elizabeth Moss menacingly glaring into the camera, or Elizabeth Moss having to endure the latest round of punishment for escaping or doing something she wasn't supposed to.. meanwhile, there are Handmaids hanging from the wall and being pushed off the tops of buildings for much less. Much of that is inferred of course, because they're too obsessed with Elizabeth Moss to turn the cameras or attention to anyone else. And that gets really old when you're invested in a series and story.

by Anonymousreply 125a day ago

I would like more Aunt Lydia, I must say.

by Anonymousreply 126a day ago

R124 Agreed. If you look at comments for the next episode on youtube and other platforms people are tired of how everything that happens to June is ridiculous. It's just wash rinse repeat at this point.

by Anonymousreply 127a day ago

Those clucking here sounds as if they have not watched the latest game changing episode.

by Anonymousreply 128a day ago

I was done after their ride in the milk train. Janine is on one side of the car, in shadow, and Moss is on the other side with rays of celestial light falling down upon her visage.

Check it out; ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 129a day ago

The art direction this season is off the rails, suffering never looked to beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 130a day ago

Aunt Lydia used the word “testaments” in the latest episode. Bingo, there’s the bridge to the novel’s sequel “The Testaments.”

by Anonymousreply 13121 hours ago

[quote]I would like more Aunt Lydia, I must say.

Lying here wet and ready for you big boy!

May the lord open indeed.

by Anonymousreply 13220 hours ago

This is what bothered me about the milk train:


They’re nearly drowning in this cavernous lake of milk, then June paddles over to the correct place along one wall, goes under, then emerges to proclaim, “I found the drain!”

HOW ? ?

That’s not Elizabeth Moss’ fault, though (much as some posters here want to rag on her.) It’s the fault of the WRITERS. Including Margaret Atwood, who’s still a consultant.

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by Anonymousreply 13320 hours ago

[quote]Including Margaret Atwood, who’s still a consultant.

Hey, the check cleared.

by Anonymousreply 13420 hours ago

Unbeknownst to us, June had summer jobs in college involved in long distance milk tanker trucking and knows her way around the inside of large cylindrical fluid tanks and that the release valve is at either end where the floor slopes the most, which she could identify with her feet.

by Anonymousreply 13520 hours ago

Current episode:

WTF just happened?


by Anonymousreply 13617 hours ago

It will be so sad if Janine is now dead, but this show is sad.

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