This year’s Emmy Awards weren’t the slam dunk for genre fiction that we’ve gotten in previous years. The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the awards last year with five wins, didn’t even make a dent this time around. However, as Game of Thrones continues to dominate as the world’s best drama series, we also got a surprise hit in the form of Black Mirror’s “USS Callister.”
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Under Oprah’s Eye. We’ve ended yet another year in Gilead, and things are looking bleak. To commemorate another heartbreaking season inside a patriarchal dystopia, our staff have gotten together to talk about the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, including that shocking ending that’s divided even hardcore fans of the series.
The latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale broke a lot of ground with its portrayal of a scene that was not only crucial for the series, but also a fantastic representation of a truly human experience. We spoke to the episode's director about how she and star Elisabeth Moss brought that moment to life, and why it proves we need more women behind the camera.
The new episode of The Handmaid's Tale features a familiar voice, one I'm sure you recognised. You might've thought you were mistaken at first, or tried to clean your ear to make sure you heard it correctly, as I did. But don't fret. It's true: Oprah Winfrey was able to flee the repressive Gilead and escape to Canada, and she's helping the resistance (of course).
It's a moment nine months in the making - although, in another way, it's been in the works a lot longer than that. The most recent episode of The Handmaid's Tale isn't just a gorgeous hour of television, it's done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty. It's an episode everyone should witness.
The Handmaid's Tale is a story about women in an eerily plausible dystopia where men have taken total control. While the struggles of the Handmaids are obviously still the main focus, Serena Joy, Commander Fred Waterford's wife, has emerged as one of season two's most fascinating characters: She's someone we loathe for her support of Gilead and its oppression of women, but someone we can't help but sympathise with as she grapples with the monster she helped create.
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Were you lulled into a false sense of hope for Gilead after last week's episode? I know I sure was. I was not prepared for "The Last Ceremony" and the incredible amount of horror it held.
The Handmaid's Tale has unleashed a lot of horrors this season. Many episodes have been so full of despair they have been hard to watch. And while "Smart Power" does contain a few awful moments, taken as a whole it's the most triumphant hour season two has delivered so far. Praise be.
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