Literally, I cannot even.
I have a serious lack of focus during the Emmy’s. I love to watch the red carpet to see what the ladies are wearing but when it airs, I tend to watch several other things and flip back and forth. Every time I flipped to the Emmy’s this year, The Handmaid’s Tale seemed to be either up for a win or winning. I was like wtff is this show? Is this about the Amish in Lancaster? Nope.
Ok, so here was my dilemma. My triple play through Xfinity: about $300/month. Plus Amazon Prime, plus Netflix, plus Spotify – do I now need to invest in Hulu? Ok, Hulu isn’t too expensive, fuck it – I needed to feed my addiction, and I needed to check out The Handmaid’s Tale.
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.
Ok, what was I getting myself into?
What did I know?
- The Handmaid’s Tale won a shit ton of awards.
- I kinda dig futuristic “I volunteer of tribute” stuff.
- I love to watch strong women.
What didn’t I know?
- Hulu has commercials like they play the same fucking commercials throughout the show and you can’t fast forward. But the Microsoft Surface commercial that played over and over again had the Imagine Dragon’s song Thunder on it and I dig that song. Plus, now I kinda want a Microsoft Surface.
- This is not about the Amish in Lancaster.
- That Poussey Washington from OITNB is in it.
- That I would literally fall in love with O-T Fagbenle.
I can’t even begin to talk about the emotional connection each actress has with their role. This is true acting at its finest – each member of the cast takes you on this exquisite journey that I can’t describe.
I won’t do the character breakdown for you without spoiling it, but I want to. I want to screenshot things and add my comments for you – I really want to spoil anything. This is the type of show that you benefit from not knowing anything in order to create this visual journey. And I say visual journey because, on top of the incredible acting, this is extremely visual from the camera angles to the setting.
My emotions are still incredibly raw from a four-episode binge last night. I don’t want this journey to end. And even though I’m on E8, I am completely satisfied regardless of how this ends.