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 was one of the first lines uttered by Susanna KaysenRead More →

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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 protagonist, while also linking us back to the core relationshipsRead More →

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 content on The Handmaid’s Tale each week. “Holly” raisesRead More →

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 and June is so similar to the forced separation happeningRead More →

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 again sets the standard for visual storytelling. The opening sequenceRead More →

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, nay, Offred’s perspective in the aftermath of her capture andRead More →

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 match struck in June’s journey on The Handmaid’s Tale toRead More →

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 it means about what we can look forward to fromRead More →

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 best new drama series. The Handmaid’s Tale uses our greatestRead More →

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 from Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale knows how to create aRead More →

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 episodes from the season. While the performances continue to amaze,Read More →

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 we as fans of the novel desperatly wanted. We wantedRead More →

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 key performances in this latest installment that make it theRead More →

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 we learn more about the Handmaids and the horrific worldRead More →

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 The Handmaid’s Tale and the conversation it’s exploring. Set inRead More →