Monday, June 12, 2017

Hulu Hoopz: The Handmaid's Tale- Episode 3

Saturday was more like Sad-day (for a few reasons) for me.  Watching this good, but depressing thing didn't help...
Without SPOILing too much, we see what happens when you fight the system and lose!
In some more Flashbacks, we see how the U.S. starts to change in the wake of the infertility epidemic.  Some people are getting very prude (and rude).
Back in the present, all signs point to June being pregnant, which gets her special treatment- for now.
In more Flashbacks, we see how draconian things started to really get after the power grab.

A large protest turns bad and, well, let's just say that a Pepsi won't solve this situation!
People show up to question June/Offred about what she may or may not know about a Resistance.  They won't ask nicely, will they?

That's all I can really say without SPOILERS, so...bye then.  The End.
All good things come to those who wait.  In June/Offred's case, it is only a matter of time.  In this Episode, we get to see both sides of the coin as far as Handmaids are treated.  If you are obedient and/or get pregnant, you are treated to luxuries (albeit ones that we would consider to be normal things).  If you fight back and/or can't get pregnant, it really *really* sucks to be you.  They aren't nice people, in case you hadn't figured it out yet!  This Episode sure gets dark and bleak pretty fast.  To the Show's credit, they make you care about these people.  They also do a good job of unraveling the backstory in a slow, but interesting way.  It doesn't feel like Lost, so good for them.  Don't binge watch this Show.  If you do, you'll need lots of Xanax and Therapy.  Just enjoy it like I do- one week at a time.  If you try to watch too much too fast, you'll end up like June here...
Good stuff, even if it does make the inside of that oven look like a nice head-warmer.  Can't stop now!

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