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Why The Handmaid’s Tale is so freaking addictive…#offred #auntlydiasucks

Note: before I jump in and break down this awesome show, I want to remind everyone (or make everyone aware) of the fact that the handmaids’ tale that airs in Hulu is a remake/update of the 1980’s movie of the same name, which is a screen adaptation of the novel of the same name. A friend recommended that I read the novel, but i honestly don’t have the stomach to visualize all that stuff. The main protagonist of the 80’s film was Nastasha Richardson, who passed away as a result of skiing accident several years ago.

 

Please note also that this post may contain spoilers, depending on the number of episodes you’ve seen so far. You’ve been warned!

Natasha Richardson

This is a blog post I thought I’d never find myself writing. I never imagined that I would be chomping at the bit each week to find out what happens next… in a television series that is so weird and creepy like the handmaids’ tale. Never before have I found myself wanting a fictional character to die in gruesome ways, over and over again, until I got sucked into this dystopian view of the future (Mrs. Waterford, I’m looking at you, “lady”…)

Mrs. Waterford

Where do I begin? How bout we start with the fact that America has been infiltrated by its own soldiers, who decide that the solution to the six year baby drought smothering the progress of the nation is to take all the women that are fertile and force them to become concubines.

Don’t even get me started on that creepy ass “ritual”. So why is this show so addictive? Simple: because of the current state of affairs in the world, particularly in the United States, it FEELS as though the events happening in this fictional world could jump from the screen and manifest in the real world we inhabit.

Is it that much if a leap to imagine that the generals of our mililtary say “f@&$ it” and decide to take matters into their own hands in order to prevent the extinction of the United States? I don’t think it is. With all the instability pervading the world, it could definitely happen.

Another reason why this show is so hard to not watch is because like a car crash, it’s hard to look away: you just have to see what happens next and to whom it happens. Even if you have the worst attention span, you will be on the edge of your seat with anticipation one moment and cringing in disgust the next.

For me, the main draw is June aka “offred”. Watching her endure the torments she does inspiring ( there are some scene where you can literally see her kill mrs. Waterford and the commander million of times with her eyes as she forces a smile).

*Spoiler Alert!!!*

I was so relieved when I saw that June was being taken to an as of yet unknown location, much to the surprise of the waterfords. Serves those bastard right. Where she goes, we won’t know for weeks 😦

June aka “offred “

If you haven’t seen this show yet, what the hell are you waiting for? Jump on the bandwagon and see what everyone is heaving and wrenching about!

Best,

Amir Campbell

#gileadmustfall

 

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