The Handmaid's Tail

Discussion in 'Television' started by Jason Lorette, May 10, 2017.

  1. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    21
    mainbanner?width=940&height=400&ext=.png

    The girlfriend I just started watching this on Bravo last night, a couple of episode in now, this is a messed up world...but I'll watch the rest of it for sure.

    "The Handmaid's Tale (1985) is a dystopian novel[2] by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.[3][4] Set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian theocracy that has overthrown the United States government, the novel explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain individualism and independence. ~ Wiki

    Jason
     
  2. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    28,486
    Likes Received:
    812
    Its on Hulu in the US... I THINK. I read an article about it and was a bit turned off. I consider myself a feminist but the article seemed to hint that this borders on misandry. Has that been your experience?
     
  3. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    7,276
    Likes Received:
    350
    That might be the porn satire title... :oops:
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    28,486
    Likes Received:
    812
    LOL, just noticed.
     
  5. Dustin B

    Dustin B Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,292
    Likes Received:
    47
    I don't think Atwood boarders on misandry, she defines it.
     
    DYohn likes this.
  6. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    4,184
    Likes Received:
    155
    I read the book ages ago and it's very good but very depressing. I think I saw the movie, but don't remember much about it. Atwood is a great writer but the word of the year, dystopian, fits well.
     
  7. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor War Zone Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    12,706
    Likes Received:
    167
    I did not enjoy the movie, even though it was reasonably well acted.
     
  8. jasn

    jasn Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    3,376
    Likes Received:
    173
    I enjoyed the book, didn't see the movie and am a big fan of Elisabeth Moss, so I'll watch this in the near, increasingly dystopian future.

    BTW, if you too like Ms. Moss I highly recommend the New Zealand TV series "Top of the Lake."
     
    DYohn likes this.
  9. DYohn

    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    28,648
    Likes Received:
    715
    "Top of the Lake" was really good, we very much enjoyed it. As long as "Handmaid's Tale" is only on Hulu we won't be seeing it. Don't subscribe.
     
  10. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    28,486
    Likes Received:
    812
    Same
     
  11. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,715
    Likes Received:
    9
    I just finished S1 of this incredibly bleak, beautifully acted, stunningly photographed, and smartly written series. It's must-see TV in a literal sea of quality television shows. I read the book for a high school English class back in the late 80's (we had a cool AP English teacher apparently). :)
     
    Jason Lorette likes this.
  12. nolan

    nolan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    4
    I don't think the book or show is misandrist. If anything, it shows what happens when misogyny runs rampant. It's an absurd and extreme What-If scenario
     
  13. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member Top Poster

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    28,486
    Likes Received:
    812
    Can't it be both?
     

Share This Page