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Title: Handmaid's Tale
Post by: Viin on May 02, 2017, 05:20:12 PM
On Hulu.

I've only watched one episode so far, but it seems to be very close to the books. Anyone else watching?

Title: Re: Handmaiden's Tale
Post by: Tale on May 02, 2017, 10:24:32 PM
It's called The Handmaid's Tale, not Handmaiden's. I haven't watched yet, but I will.

Sci-fi scenario: Dystopian future USA ruled by totalitarian religious zealots, where human fertility has become rare. Women have no rights, and fertile women are kept as property (handmaids) by the wealthy male rulers: Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJTonrzXTJs&t).

Title: Re: Handmaid's Tale
Post by: Tale on July 26, 2017, 09:52:01 PM
Finished this. It's great.

Title: Re: Handmaid's Tale
Post by: Korachia on July 27, 2017, 02:23:33 AM
Yeah it's very decent entertainment.

My girlfriend really digs it, because of it's very clear political stance, which suits her socialist/feminist worldview. I have to admit that the whole setup sometimes goes a little too much over the top a few times for my taste. Especially the season's ending.

Title: Re: Handmaid's Tale
Post by: Tale on July 27, 2017, 06:23:48 PM
It's horrifyingly great near-future dystopian sci-fi that is accidentally super-relevant in the Trump era.

Just yesterday, there was a news story about massively declining sperm count in western men, and Trump excluded "gender traitors" (Handmaid's Tale terminology) from the military.

I was more affected by the troubling scenes than my wife, despite the worst things happening to women. In these times, it cuts deep to watch fiction about what the worst men could do with absolute power.