Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Screened: The Handmaid's Tale

I am back, screening some new T.V. series' I am a little late with The Handmaid's Tale but, I wanted to make sure I had a good grasp on the series before I posted about it. First Thoughts: I was a little confused at the beginning because of all of the advertisements I had seen I thought this was taking place in a different time periods. Then, I quickly recognized what was happening and, was in a bit of shock. Although, it is unlikely that our society would ever go to this extreme I have to say it was a bit eerie. It was like taking a complete step back in time especially for women. The thought that this could happen kind of leaves you with an unsettling after taste from the first episode. Characters: Developed quite well I understand each character and, their development in the story line. The main actress Elisabeth Moss known as Offred in the show is terrific. They have her doing voice overs and, it is completely fitting with Offred's character. I am interested to learn more of the story behind the eye and, the couple Offred is supposed to have a baby for. Music: Leaves you with a smile on your face when the outro music is defiant. Movie: Did not realize that this series' is based off of a 1990 movie.  I would be interested in watching the movie to do a comparison but, I do not want to spoil the series' for myself. Unraveling Story Line: I like that we have no idea what has happened to Offred to start off with. The slow unraveling of how she got to where she starts is perfect. It leaves you wanting more and, gives her character a creative edge. Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Recommendation: I highly recommend this series' but, you are forewarned it's a bit eerie. Have an enlightening and adventurous day, allie  

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