Wow. Everything about this is so fucking beautifully done. Acting is so real, generally the whole concept is done strikingly pure. Plot is well connected and fluent, even when it's processing slowly. You want to know more and as you do, you get more disturbed and more disturbed. It is so strange also feels familiar at some points. Makes you question not just what is happening around you but also those humanly things.
what we have here is sheer horror in its atmosphere and the creation of subtlelty tension through storytelling and those eyes of pure dread. an absurdist extrapolation of reality that feels as real and possible and quite palpable in this day and age. martyrdom through a relentless feminist gaze. forget the clows, mutants, hauntings. this is HORROR and it does not need a buildup to a scare vignette. genious work!
Never imagined a tv-series could have such great effect on me - the injustice towards women feeling so real. The story together with cinematography, soundtrack etc. is in balance (never feels too much), and easily managed to keep my attention throughout. This really is a must see.
I found it hard to reconcile Moss as "the fictional June/Offred" and Moss as "the real-life Scientologist". The cognitive dissonance caused by the sheer contradiction between the former as the "Church"'s defender/member and the latter as the persecuted, smart, independent woman trapped in Gilead completely sabotages the viewing experience. This unresolved tension will likely intensify in Season Two. Going clear...Not
Elizabeth Moss is a joy forever. All the directors, writers, editors, cinematographers and people at HULU that worked on this couldn't have known how entirely excellent this would've turned out. And it uses music - what a soundtrack! - to highlight irony, emotion and comedy better than just about anything out there. The entire thing leaves you more than a little shaken, right?
On the importance of feminism. NOLITE TE BASTARDES CARBORUNDORUM. A raw and brilliant 10 hour Masterpiece, as red as blood, as cold as death. With a post-Trump world view, this nightmarish regime seems more real than ever. Watching The Handmaid's Tale you can practically smell and breathe the fear. Mind control, us and them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxXXrLaFLWo