The Handmaid’s Tale – After

In last week’s article, I made the mistake of calling After the second to last episode for this season.  Perhaps it was wishful thinking to escape this dreary, morbid world like June, but I was wrong.  We’re only halfway there. At least After offered hope in a new direction: the trio working together to take down the […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Seeds

As The Handmaid’s Tale leaves the source material further behind, we are seeing a wider range of Gilead.  Episode 5, Seeds, brought us back to the colonies and revealed Gilead’s orchestrated arranged marriages. Despite not knowing why they relentless dig up the steaming earth, I’m glad to get back to the colonies.  There’s an energy with Emily and […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Other Women

This article contains spoilers. Reflecting on last week’s The Handmaid’s Tale, I have little notes.  Perhaps because I enjoyed it better than Baggage.  June is back with the Waterford’s, which means glorious shots that look like Vermeer paintings and lies compounded on lies to keep face. Baggage’s biggest lie, outside of the lie of Gilead being Utopia, is […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Baggage

At its core, Baggage is about motherhood.  June making the choice to leave her daughter in Gilead.  Memories of June’s mom, the fighter in the family, giving June the strength to push forward to freedom. As a mom, this episode should’ve stuck with me, haunted me.  But it didn’t.  The only thing that haunted me was, […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Episode 6

Join in our ongoing conversation as Chris and Rebecca discuss episode six of  The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. If you haven’t done so yet, check out our Readers’ Guide for Margaret Atwood’s book (AKA: Don’t Panic), and our take on previous episodes. Let’s start with the obvious – most of episode 6 was not in the novel.  But it could’ve been!  I […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Episode Five

Join in our ongoing conversation as Chris and Rebecca discuss episode five of  The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. If you haven’t done so yet, check out our Readers’ Guide for Margaret Atwood’s book (AKA: Don’t Panic), and our take on previous episodes. I found this episode uncomfortable to watch in a different way than past episodes.  Past episodes have socked my gut, […]

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