The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

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  1. Debuts 4/26 with three episodes then one new episode every Wednesday afterward. Currently at a 97% on Metacritic

     
  2. LKRFN88jp

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    Watched one episode last night and the other two today. It's a tough watch but it is damn good. Feels like one of those shows people will either love or hate though.
     
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  3. jimmy butler stan account

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    yep. incredibly tough to watch but also just plain incredible. i'm gonna need someone to pull a choppa out from under their dress pretty soon though or i might just bail.
     
  4. mal630

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    Watched 4 of them today. A little slow but I think it will end up being really good. I'm going to keep watching.
     
  5. LKRFN88jp

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    Thought yesterday's was really damn good.
     
  6. Doug

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    My wife wanted me to watch this with her - I'm enjoying it.
     
  7. Mitch Cumstein

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    I don't have hulu, where else is this available?
     
  8. IvanTheTerrible

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    I knockout three episodes tonight. It's been awhile since a tv series has made me this uncomfortable. But damn is this well done.
     
  9. Just finished up episode 1. Tried watching it 2-3 times before and always got distracted during it but finally got it watched yesterday. Seems interesting so far.
     
  10. Fran Tarkenton

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    thru 3 episodes, also felt uncomfortable. But intriguing.
     
  11. OHW

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    We're a few episodes back, but I'm confused on scale. Are there just like 20 of the handmaids in the entire country or is it just the city? Do only high up officials get one or is it like one in every household?
     
  12. steamengine

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  13. LKRFN88jp

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    I think the handmaid's on the show are the ones in the city. I'm guessing only powerful people get them. I don't think the armored guards we see so often have a handmaid at home.
     
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  14. al1

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    Only a couple episodes in but this is really good TV. Surprised there isn't more talk about it.
     
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  15. Nelson

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    finally watching. on episode 3

    the audio mixing is fucking horrible so i'm watching with subtitles. but it's pretty damn good so far. enjoy the slow burn reveals and intrigue
     
  16. Nelson

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    ending was kinda meh
     
  17. terrapinsfan

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    I'm glad there will be a 2nd season. Elizabeth Moss is a great actress. She also kicked ass in Mad Men.
     
  18. Handcuffed

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    from what i understand, the book ended ambiguously. i wouldn't be upset if the second season was on something else entirely and moss isn't in the season (though i have no idea if she's casted or not).

    i binged the entire season over the last 24 hours. it's been a long while since i had done that with a show. it was really tough to watch but it was phenomenal.
     
  19. LKRFN88jp

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    First episode was so damn dark but also good. Haven't watched episode 2 yet.
     
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  20. * J Y *

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    The slave labor camp scenes are intense. Its crazy to think of how many times that scenario played out in the 20th century.
     
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  21. IvanTheTerrible

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    Knocked out the two episodes from season two last night.

    The first twenty minutes of episode one was pretty uncomfortable to watch at times. I also wasn't expecting June/Offred to make an escape this early in this season.

    The slave labor camps seem interesting to me. For a while, I thought that the toxic land was a made up story by the Gilead to keep people from escape.

    Finally, the entire scene in the airport with Ofglen looked eerily similar to the situation back in January 2017 at JFK Airport.
     
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  22. al1

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    Good again in season 2. Didn't realize they were releasing an ep a week. Works for me I've got enough on my plate.
     
  23. Truman

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    I dont think i could marathon this show anyway. It’s so slow and depressing.
     
  24. IvanTheTerrible

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    It’s way too depressing for me to binge watch.
     
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  25. Biship

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    Very few shows I've watched have drawn me in to legit want something bad happen to people as had this show with aunt Lidia and Mrs waterford.
     
  26. IvanTheTerrible

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    I have a feeling that Mrs.Waterford will end up in one of colonies. We clearly know that a wife can be put in one by what happen earlier this season.
     
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  27. IvanTheTerrible

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    Serena is the true villain of this entire ordeal. It’s also clear that she lost control of the movement after nearly being killed outside of a College (Which reminded me of Milo, Ann Coulter and Candace Owens)

    The seen at the handmaids lunching was awkward as fuck. But I’m glad to see Serena shocked that Ofglen’s tongue was cut off.

    Nick really has the ability to blow the lid off of the Waterford home. But idk if that would benefit June in any positive way.

    I’m highly curious how the war is going at the moment. Clearly they have funding to build a new center.
     
  28. * J Y *

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    Yea it’s meant to remind you of those people, and it’s ridiculous.
     
  29. IvanTheTerrible

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    I don’t think it’s ridiculous. We certainly see ppl from different political sides try to shout down their opponents in person or on social media.
     
  30. * J Y *

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    Yea they're being encouraged to do so in universities and now they're shouting down people they just disagree with. Not some fake ass fascist patriarchy.
     
  31. Virgil Caine

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    Aside from the regular greatness of this show, the one thing I've been most looking forward to is more explanation of the world Gilead exists within. The politics, war, etc. of it all. So the way this episode ended reallllllly piqued my interest. Not to mention, bad things finally happening to bad people.
     
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  32. allothersnsused

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    I think the details of this are intentionay vague. I have the same questions, but I think it’s easier to play with hints around the edges than address any of it directly. Any full explanation of what happened/is happening would likely be full of holes and picked apart as naseum. Much easier to give a general sense of the world without getting in to specifics.
     
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  33. Jorts

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    Same.
     
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  34. Biship

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    Same
     
  35. IvanTheTerrible

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    Last nights episode was pretty legit. I still don't trust Serena and at no point do I see myself trusting Eden in this show.
     
  36. tigerbishop11

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    Was today’s episode the end of the season?
     
  37. Codename Duchess

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    No, 2 more episodes
     
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  38. Emmy Rossum

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    Ugh at that season 2 finale
     
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  39. IvanTheTerrible

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    Idk what to say about this finale
     
  40. Codename Duchess

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    Stupid ending. Was that the 3rd or 4th near escape this season? How can she go back without being killed for stealing the child?
     
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  41. Emmy Rossum

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    What was written on her bedroom wall? I tried reading it twice.
     
  42. tigerbishop11

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    “Don’t let the bastards get you down” in Latin like was written in her closet in S1
     
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  43. Virgil Caine

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    I'm kinda with Sepinwall on this.

    This show is incredibly emotionally draining and yet we come back because it's so striking and fascinating and the occasional phenomenal acting performance, but this story will break you down. So what do the writers do? The absolute worst option because they know they had to keep the show alive.
     
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  44. IvanTheTerrible

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    She’s basically an enemy of the state now. She can certainly cause issues. But idk what exactly.
     
  45. BB3

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    Fuck this show. I’ll have to hate watch next season because my wife likes it.
     
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  46. LetItSoak

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    Finale of season2 was absolute trash and ruined the whole thing for me
     
  47. IvanTheTerrible

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    Anyone else still watching this?
     
  48. LetItSoak

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    Yea, new season is fantastic so far
     
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