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We may be in a Golden Age of television, but it wasn't always so shiny. Back in 2008, things were rough. The Writers Guild of America's strike had just ended, leading to a slough of bad series, reruns and reality TV. There were some decent shows, but it really wasn't until HBO debuted Game of Thrones that the tide began to turn. Now, in celebration of a decade consisting of some of the best TV we've ever seen, here are our greatest shows of the past 10 years.
The first season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale adapted the classic, haunting Margaret Atwood novel in its entirety - leaving the slate clean for the show to move beyond the novel into a deeper look at the story's dystopian world. That will include something only barely referenced in the original novel: The lands beyond Gilead still occupied by society's remnants.
This year, we were glued to our TVs and/or whatever device was streaming our scifi and fantasy favourites. It was tough narrowing down a top 10 - and you may be surprised by what's missing. The bottom five took a little less time to assemble, but still, this wasn't easy either. Here are the shows we loved and loathed most this year
One of The Handmaid's Tale's greatest strengths was how it expanded the book's first-person narrative into a more detailed world, complete with backstories for some of the lesser-known characters. Unfortunately, one of the most interesting villains of the season hasn't gotten the same treatment, but the woman who won an Emmy for playing her has already come up with her possible backstory.
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In 2017, everyone is really loving genre. The 69th annual Emmy Nominees were just announced and HBO's Westworld led all scripted television with 22 total nominations. Close behind it was Netflix's Stranger Things with 18 nominations, and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which got 13. All three will compete for Best Drama Series.
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Even though there were some significant changes and additions, the first season of The Handmaid's Tale followed the basic structure of Margaret Atwood's classic novel, all the way through to the end of Offred's journey. That means next season will, for better or worse, show us a new chance to explore Gilead -- and the world it inhabits. So here's what we'd like season two to tell us about it.
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This latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale hit a lot of familiar notes. Offred and the Commander pay a visit to Jezebels? Ofwarren is acting paranoid and scared? Serena Joy is sad she doesn't have a baby? Checks all around. On the surface, it felt a little repetitive -- but it was also laying the foundation for next week's season finale, and showing how much Offred has changed.
Last week's episode showed that Hulu's TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale isn't afraid to take us outside of Offred's point of view, even if it was previously only in flashback. "The Other Side" has taken things a step further, centring an entire episode around another character, and giving us a new look at what's happening outside Offred's world.