This week Jakob and Jim discuss the first 7 episodes of the Hulu Original, The Handmaid’s Tale. The new show based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, we follow a Handmaid named Offred and learn about the land of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Does this Hulu Original make the service a contender against Netflix? Is this a peek into the future of “Trump’s America”? Does Jim actually like a show? Can this show balance the heavy subject matter without crushing itself with bleakness? And just how can they end season 1? All of this and more!
The discussion is spoiler free up until 20:00 if you want to get a general feeling on our thoughts on the show before checking it out.
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The Handmaid’s Tale S01E01 – “Offred”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E02 – “Birth Day”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E03 – “Late”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E04 – “Nolite Te Bastardes Caborundorum”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E05 – “Faithful”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E06 – “A Woman’s Place”
The Handmaid’s Tale S01E07 – “The Other Side”