‘(Wo)man Up: Fresh Look At ‘Girl, Interrupted’ And The Subject of Mental Health

I know what it’s like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can’t. How you hurt yourself on the outside, to try to kill the thing on the inside. That…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×12 Review: Out of Eden

On the season’s penultimate episode, The Handmaid’s Tale 2×12 “Postpartum,” the narrative’s attention expands beyond June and Holly to include Eden, Emily, and Nick. It is a wise set-up as it provides some relief from the emotional hyper-focus on our…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×11 Review: I Tell, Therefore You Are

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×11 “Holly” is a cohesive story that can function as a stand-alone film. The tale of our hero June’s journey is an Emmy-worthy AND Oscar-worthy hour of television. I continue to be awestruck, astonished, and appalled by…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×10 Review: Families Belong Together

I have to be honest, I have been avoiding this review. The parallels between the real world and the dystopian nightmare on The Handmaid’s Tale are often uncanny. But, on The Handmaid’s Tale 2×10 “The Last Ceremony,” the content with Hannah…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×08 and 2×09 Review: Women Making it Work

The Handmaid’s Tale has always been about women. But Season 1 focuses almost entirely on the control men have over women. It shows us the extent and scope of the depravity visited on the bodies of women by Gilead’s oppressive…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×07 Review: A Requiem

After each episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, I am sure that the stunning visual and musical imagery, poetry in the form of a television episode, cannot be topped. Then I watch the next episode. The Handmaid’s Tale 2×07 “After” once…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review 2×06: ‘First Blood’ Blows Us All Away

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×06 “First Blood” balances the morose and horrifying world of Gilead with the Waterford household’s flirty rebellion to create the strongest character-focused episode of the season. The examination of power and family is breathtaking as always. The…

The Handmaid’s Tale 2×04 Review: My Bad

Just when I think I have learned the outer bounds of torture, The Handmaid’s Tale 2×04 “Other Women” steps in to remind me that when it comes to suffering, the sky is the limit. “Other Women” zooms in on June’s,…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 2×01 Review: I Hate This Day

June Osborne is free. The final expression of the first episode of Season 2, forcefully exhaled by our protagonist survivor is true and not. She claims an essential piece of freedom: freedom to and from her body. It is one…

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2: Welcome to the Burn Down

Golden Globe and Emmy winning series The Handmaid’s Tale returns for Season 2 on April 25th. The recently released promo makes me bloody excited for the return of the harrowing allegory. Here is my take on the promo and what…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Finale Review: ‘Night’

After a season of praying on our every fear, The Handmaid’s Tale comes to a close in a harrowing hour that shows off its cast and leads us into season two. In just ten episodes, this show has solidified itself amongst…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 1×09 Review: ‘The Bridge’

After two rather slow episodes for The Handmaid’s Tale, the hit Hulu drama comes roaring back with “The Bridge.” It’s an episode that utilizes every strength in the shows arsenal. From Moss and Wiley scenes to an Emmy Award worthy performance…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ 1×08 Review: “Jezebels”

After a week absent of any present day Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale picks up right where it last left Offred: in bed with Nick. Similar to “The Other Side,” this episode of The Handmaid’s Tale falls flat as compared to the other…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Episode 7 Review: ‘The Other Side’

This episode of The Handmaid’s Tale dives into the day June and Hannah were ripped away from Luke as they try to escape the new regime taking over the United States. It’s a gut wrenching episode as we catch up with…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Episode 6 Review: ‘A Woman’s Place’

Now well into its first season, The Handmaid’s Tale delivers an episode that explores outside the boarders of Gilead while providing backstory for one of the most complex characters: Serena Joy. Straying from the original novel, The Handmaid’s Tale gives us something…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Episode Three Review: ‘Late’

In just three episodes, The Handmaid’s Tale has solidified itself as one of the best new TV series of 2017. While episodes one and two are jaw-dropping, episode three of The Handmaid’s Tale entitled “Late” will leave you speechless. There are several…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Episode Two Review: ‘Birth Day’

After a swift dive into the Republic of Gilead in episode one, The Handmaid’s Tale plunges audiences deeper into the world in episode two. Following up an impeccable premiere episode, The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t give fans a time to breathe or process, instead…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Episode One Review: ‘Offred’

During televisions long history there have been several shows that have been so timely it’s scary. All in the Family discussed politics in the 1970s, Homeland deals with our greatest fears with terrorism, but there is something eerily timely about…