Warning: This review contains some spoilers about the first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale.
In the margins of my copy of The Handmaid’s Tale, high school me scribbled “this is so messed up.”
Fast forward to more than a decade later, and the story — penned in 1985 — only hit me harder. As I watched the first three episodes of Hulu’s adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel, the first word I wrote down in my notes was “fuck.”
This is the show that will put Hulu on the map. It has a strong cast (led by Mad Men alum Elisabeth Moss), powerful writing (which is very loyal to the book) and a timely storyline. But the parallels to current events make the show, at times, almost too eerie to watch. Read more…