It has won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Each week when a new episode is made available people devour it and then talk about it with their friends. A series that has had an impact. On the people who watch it and as such society in general. Things are being talked about that never were before. Treatment of women. The direction the United States is going in. The move towards the right wing. All of it complex. Much of it frightening. All of it riveting
Season two focuses on Offred’s (played by Elizabeth Moss) pregnancy. Much is hinging upon it. The future of The Commander (played by Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Joy (played by Yvonne Strahovski). The very life of June/Offred. Serena is completely wrapped up in becoming a mother. June dreams of a way to free her child from living a life in Gilead.
Season One was based upon the Margaret Atwood novel. Season Two is breaking new ground. It goes beyond the book. Still manages to make it seem cohesive and where it might have gone.
The more you watch the more you are disturbed. Disturbing because it is frighteningly close to where we are heading. Based on history you know that humans are capable of installing a system like this. The creepiness of Gilead and everything going on there is set up really well. There are times where it all becomes almost too much. You find yourself wanting it all to stop. The quality just keeps you coming back.
All the acting continues to be superiour. Elisabeth Moss is incredible. What an emotionally heavy role! It asks much of her and she answers in spades. While actresses like Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Madeline Brewer were able to distinguish themselves in the first season now it is Yvonne Strahovski’s turn to step forward.
- Season Two: Off Book
- Dressing Dystopia