The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 4

The struggle of a woman, one amongst many, who is trying to survive amidst a totalitarian society. It is scary because it is true. With all the violence against women, war going on and laws being passed which do not give women in many parts of the world the ability to control what happens to their own bodies, this is not a great time to be a woman. Based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s tale has captured the attention of many around the world and many nominations and award wins along the first four seasons.

Season four sees our central character, June Osborne (played by Elizabeth Moss), assuming the role of leader of a female rebellion. She is running on the fuel of wanting revenge and justice and seems willing to take any risk necessary. Even with that strong will, she, and other women, are faced with challenge after challenge along that road.

If you thought June was a hard character to like previously, due to her cold nature, then you ain’t seen nothing yet! Girl gets even harder in season 4. And you really cannot blame her with all that trauma she has had to endure. A true survivor. But her quest for vengeance threatens to destroy her and all those around her.

Despite all the horror and pain going on in Gilead and June’s (and many other handmaid’s) life, what will strike viewers is how beautiful The Handmaid’s Tale is to look at. The colours are extra sharp and crisp, so much so that they almost evoke a physical response from you.

As we have come to expect from the series, the storyline is engaging and the acting is top notch by all cast members. On many occasions during the season I found myself thinking why would Elizabeth Moss put herself through this? Cannot be easy to play such a tortured and abused character. But she does it so well.

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