The landscape of television has changed greatly over the last decade. The quality is unbelievable. There are many different players in the game. Netflix, Amazon, HBO, and (here) Hulu all bring something to the table. Hulu Originals over three seasons has brought us an adaptation of the classic Margaret Atwood novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. It is a series which brings thrills, chills, incredible storylines, excellent acting, impeccable cinematography, and steady directing. Oh, and did I mention the music adds plenty? The Handmaid’s Tale season three is no different. Each week after a new episode aired the discussion was large and wide. It never leaves you indifferent. If you didn’t see it run, don’t walk, to get it and binge watch.
Though, on second thought, binge watching this series is tough! Heavy stuff happens. All the time! Throughout the 13 episodes of season three. Your stomach is in knots as the tension is high. It truly is a season of June (played by Elisabeth Moss) versus the Waterfords. Even though she is not longer living with them.
Some really interesting things which happen this season are aplenty. The world of the Handmaid’s Tale is expanded here with plenty of traveling happening. We go to Washington where the diplomatic relations between Gilead and Canada are worked upon. The backstory of Aunt Lydia (played by Ann Dowd) is revealed. Because Ann Dowd is such a great actress this is especially nuanced. Commander Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (played by Yvonne Strahovski) try to mend their relationship while doing what it necessary to get their child back. Finally, June has a crazy plan and engages the other handmaids along with Commander Joseph Lawrence (played by Bradley Whitford) to help her carry it out. She seems willing to go to any length to successfully topple Gilead and its leadership.
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