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 Anonymous||reply 138||14 hours ago|
I cannot watch it because she is .....distracting. Not in a good way.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||05/02/2021|
June, among her many attributes, obviously can stay well fed while on the lam.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/02/2021|
[quote]When are they going to end this shit already?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/02/2021|
R10 They slaughtered a pig for her, and then did a little Christina Crawford scene with Janine.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/02/2021|
When they hiked June up on that gurney for torture her belly was so big
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/02/2021|
Serena is pregnant they better turn her into a handmaid too
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||05/02/2021|
Is the actor who plays June’s husband gay? His character comes off as very gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/02/2021|
O.T. Fagbenle who plays Luke, June's husband, is very attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/02/2021|
Never watched this. Every promotional image looks so off-putting, Elizabeth Moss and her sour puss.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||05/02/2021|
And Moss looks fat in the first 3 episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/02/2021|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/02/2021|
[quote]Is the actor who plays June’s husband gay? His character comes off as very gay
Well, he's British ;~)
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||05/02/2021|
The episode in the candy factory was good, but I don't like the chemistry between Fred and Ethel.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/02/2021|
I don't watch lesbian shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||05/02/2021|
Catnip for the neurotic. An industry. Real repercussions for civilization.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||05/02/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||05/03/2021|
I dont think so. They were young. They were handmaids.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||05/03/2021|
It’s a shame to see a great show sully its own legacy like that for the sake of commerce.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||05/03/2021|
I read somewhere the women who were pushed off the roof were Commander Joseph Lawrence’s Marthas, Beth and Sienna.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/03/2021|
Uh, they were his Marthas. Did you watch last season?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||05/03/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 48||05/03/2021|
R48, It is probably because she is so naturally beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/03/2021|
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.
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 Anonymous||reply 50||05/03/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||05/03/2021|
The Handmaid's Tale accidentally proves its premise. Let women taste any power and they'll ruin the thing they've created.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/03/2021|
R44 Agree with you. I watched the first 2 seasons and then I was done.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||05/03/2021|
Moss has a face like a dirty dish cloth.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/03/2021|
^^^My sister says Moss looks rusty.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||05/03/2021|
R58 What man would choose that as a cum receiver?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/03/2021|
Did have Aunt Lydia bariatric surgery? Looks like it.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/03/2021|
I have no idea what you’re talking about, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/03/2021|
R60 She definitely looked starved and beaten.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||05/03/2021|
^ the pussy buffet in Gilead is slim pickins
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||05/03/2021|
Game of Thrones started this torture porn shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/03/2021|
R64 Nick got the younger and better looking Eden and was still obsessed with June.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/03/2021|
^^^ because Eden was a pious little mouse
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/03/2021|
r67 = Matt Gaetz. Eden was 14.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/03/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||05/03/2021|
A Jezebel's sitcom spinoff might be fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/04/2021|
This is more likely
“Handmaid’s in the City, if you’re not traumatized, you’re not watching TV!”
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/04/2021|
I saw a trailer for the new season and Ann Dowd looks like she has lost a lot of weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/04/2021|
I heard that Serena is knocked up this season.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/04/2021|
R73, Just when I thought the "maids" couldn't get any more unappealing, you bring us Amy Schumer. Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/04/2021|
If I were straight, I'd rather fuck Serena than June.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 80||05/05/2021|
Does Elisabeth Moss still belong to that homophobic religious cult?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||05/05/2021|
She's probably why Sal was fired from [italic]Mad Men[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/05/2021|
Honky breeders need to be blacklisted from the industry.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/05/2021|
This series needs more Aunt Lydia and less Superjune.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/05/2021|
The Red Center appears to be an old high school.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/05/2021|
Yes that's true R79. It's beautifully shot. The train crossing sequence was stunning.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 92||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 93||Last Sunday at 3:57 PM|
R93 I remember that blind and a few people had guessed Laura Prepon as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Sunday at 6:12 PM|
The evangelical Christians aren't shooting the film R93! They're in it - not making it. FFS.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 96||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 97||Last Sunday at 9:15 PM|
We are 4 episodes into the new season right now R97...
|by Anonymous||reply 98||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 99||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 100||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 101||Last Sunday at 10:35 PM|
[quote](scurries over to Hulu)
Move it along toots.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 104||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 105||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 106||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 107||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 108||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 109||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 111||Last 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!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||Last Monday at 9:20 PM|
I’m sure there’s plenty of fucking you’d rather not do over at Jezebels.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 114||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 115||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 116||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 117||Last Tuesday at 1:43 AM|
The scene with the shot of the Washington Monument make my head explode.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||Last Tuesday at 3:21 AM|
But this is even more disturbing.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Tuesday at 3:42 AM|
This video shows how the FX were achieved.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Tuesday at 3:51 AM|
Margaret Atwood is a handmaid by her own definition.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Tuesday at 9:08 AM|
Gilead is what happens when Protestants run amuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 124||a 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 Anonymous||reply 125||a day ago|
I would like more Aunt Lydia, I must say.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||a 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 Anonymous||reply 127||a day ago|
Those clucking here sounds as if they have not watched the latest game changing episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||a 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 Anonymous||reply 129||a day ago|
The art direction this season is off the rails, suffering never looked to beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||a 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 Anonymous||reply 131||21 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 Anonymous||reply 132||20 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||20 hours ago|
[quote]Including Margaret Atwood, who’s still a consultant.
Hey, the check cleared.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||20 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 Anonymous||reply 135||20 hours ago|
It will be so sad if Janine is now dead, but this show is sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||16 hours ago|