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  • Priceless
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    I've two episodes saved to watch, but I just can't bring myself to watch them, it's far too depressing. And there'll be a Season 5! Dread to think what that will entail.

  • Cheese Slices
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    Exactly my feelings on it.

  • bespangeled
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    I have to admit I am getting damn tired of the blank tired look at the camera.

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  • American Aurora
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    The first season was very powerful. The subsequent seasons get harder and harder for me to watch because they push the envelope father and farther. I agree with Priceless that it almost veers on torture porn in season 4.

    Considering what's happening lately, it's almost a bit too 'real' for me as it reflects horrors happening every day around the world. In some ways, it's an anti-escapist TV show.

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  • DanSlayer
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    Stoney and Priceless. The show films not too far from me and gets a lot of coverage here being from a Canadian author. So while I haven't seen much of it myself, I know the basics: The first season pretty much covers the entire novel except for an "epilogue" set far in the future. After the show took off, the author released a second book set 15 years later which is related but not a direct continuation per say. There's going to be a spinoff show for that. There's at least one more season of the first show but it doesn't sound like they want to end it anytime soon.

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  • Priceless
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    There was a sequel, but I don't think it's the same as the show.

  • Stoney
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    Hasn't there been a reasonably recent sequel to the original book? Or was that included in the series so far anyway?

  • Priceless
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    It's a good show, but it's gone a bit ott once it overtook the book.

  • Stoney
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    I've only ever seen odd snippets of episodes and don't know a great deal beyond the basic premise. I had no idea they'd done so many seasons.

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  • Priceless
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    The Handmaid's Tale has always been very violent, but season 4 is like torture porn. I have to keep fast forwarding as it gets too much for me.

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  • Mr. Trick
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    S3 was a bit of a step down for me. I liked the finale a lot. But the middle part of the season dragged and felt a bit been there done that. I know that June is the show's title character, but I think it would benefit from ending her story. I think there's more interesting thing to be done with the other characters (Emily and the stuff in Canada etc..).

    Writing, directing and acting wise this has been one of the best series of the last decade. I feel it might have peaked though.

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  • GoSpuffy
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    I just finished Alias Grace . It is also based on an Atwood book. It's only 6 episodes but I really liked it. It has a feminist perspective but doesn't feel as dark as the handmaids tale, maybe because it is set in the past rather than the future

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  • Josh
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    I've just watched episode 9 which I thought was an amazing episode. Some of this season's episodes have been all over the place and verging on the ridiculous, so I'd say it's a very mixed season.
    I've seen about a half of it and they always take it slow. The season finale is what reels me in each time so we'll see.

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  • Priceless
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    I've just watched episode 9 which I thought was an amazing episode. Some of this season's episodes have been all over the place and verging on the ridiculous, so I'd say it's a very mixed season.

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  • Josh
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    I'm watching Season 3 but I'm taking it really slow. It's been really good so far. Having not read the novel, I always question their ability to get the plot going without it being boring and I am being stood corrected each season.

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  • TriBel
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    As I said, I found the book grim. I'm still avoiding the TV series like the plague.

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  • GoSpuffy
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    I'm hoping for a positive ending too. The book talks about the end of the regime so we know it's not a dynasty.

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  • Priceless
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    Originally posted by GoSpuffy View Post
    Just when you think it can't get any more grim S3 E6. The handmaids are silenced.
    I'm not there yet. I was hoping S3 was going to get a bit more positive

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  • GoSpuffy
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    Just when you think it can't get any more grim S3 E6. The handmaids are silenced.

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  • Priceless
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    Ep 1 was tremendous.
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    Emily escaped with June's baby. I was in tears when she walked through the hospital and everyone applauded. Loved Serena burning down the house, 'burn mother****er' and the ending, when June gets Lawrence as her new master and she says 'you're not going to be any trouble are you?' and she replies 'no sir' and has that smile on her face

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