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SNL ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ parody skewers men who don’t get it

Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Chris Pine, had a skit parodying The Handmaid’s Tale and how a lot of people in our society just don’t seem to get how serious the present political situation is for some people. The “Hey, just chill out” attitude of the men in …

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Elisabeth Moss shares her playlist for preparing for her role in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

A couple weeks back, actor O-T Fagbenle, by way of Hulu, had shared his personal playlist that he listened to while preparing for his role as Luke in The Handmaid’s Tale. Now lead actress Elisabeth Moss has shared her own playlist as well and, let’s face it, this is the one …

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O-T Fagbenle shares his personal ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ playlist

If you have a Spotify membership, Hulu has just shared actor O-T Fagbenle’s own personal playlist as he was preparing to play his role as Luke, the husband of June (aka Offred) in The Handmaid’s Tale. “I listened to a lot of songs that made me think of Luke and June’s …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Internet reading list

Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of excellent articles appearing online, both in anticipation of and in response to The Handmaid’s Tale. We figured that instead of telling you about each one in separate posts here, we’d round them up into a convenient list for quick and …

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RECAP: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ S1, E4 – “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum”

**EPISODE 4 SPOILERS** While still confined to her room Offred has memories of going to the carnival with Luke and Hannah. While exploring her closet she discovers the words “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” engraved into the wall. She realizes it was left by the previous Offred and wonders what it …

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Hulu already announces ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ season 2

After bringing in nearly universally rave reviews and its series premiere becoming the  most watched debut of all time on Hulu, the streamer wasted no time in announcing that The Handmaid’s Tale will definitely be back in 2018. Hulu head of content Craig Erwich made the following statement:  “The response we’ve seen …

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RECAP: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ S1, E2 – “Birth Day”

**EPISODE 2 SPOILERS** Episode 2 starts off in the midst of a Ceremony as Offred stares at a blue ceiling and narrates how she lets her mind free associate with blue so as to escape the ugliness of the moment. Afterwards she meets with Ofglen for their errands. The two …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ public art installation contains 4000 free copies of book

While Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was originally published in 1985, the novel has experienced an unprecedented level of interest since Trump’s inauguration, partly due to the buzz surrounding the new show on Hulu and its marketing. By Feb. 2017, The Handmaid’s Tale had reached the top spot on Amazon’s Best …

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Anne Rice encourages her fans to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

If you follow Anne Rice on her official Facebook page, then you probably know that she is a big fan of television, watches a lot of it, and often starts discussions about this or that show on her page. It’s pretty apparent from all her postings that outside of the …

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RECAP: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ S1, E1 – “Offred”

**EPISODE 1 SPOILERS** Episode 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred,” begins with a flashback. The protagonist, known only at this point as Offred, attempts to flee to Canada with her husband and daughter. Sirens blare as the authorities follow in close pursuit. The car Offred and her family are in …

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Critics praise ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ with universal acclaim

The reviews for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale have been trickling in and, remarkably, they are just about unanimously laudatory. Critics are heaping praise upon the show, saying that it’s not only powerful and emotionally affecting but chillingly timely and relevant. Here’s a short round-up of some of these reviews with links …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ trailer feels taken straight from today’s headlines

“I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen.” With these chillingly resonant words the new trailer for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, set to premiere April 26, begins and immediately lures viewers in. Frame after frame, quote after quote, the trailer thrills with themes and imagery seemingly taken straight from today’s …

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