I agree. Too much time spent with Elisabeth Moss glaring at the camera. They just dropped Emily the entire second half of the season, until the end of the final episode. But... the uneasy ambiguity of Commander Lawrence made for a good bit of enduring suspense. The turn of events for the Waterfords was a great idea, that I think might have been mishandled a bit. June's turns to the dark side were also good.Well I thought the third season was pretty uneven, until the last few episodes anyway. But the finale was great.
Ron, the novel is basically the first season. They went beyond the novel since then, but the author Margaret Atwood is exec producer of the series.Hello everyone!
Finally, after all these years of refusing to do so, I have invested myself in THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
I am currently at the last two episodes of Season 3, expecting to start 4 today (doing a bit of a binge)
Was surprised to learn Season 5 is starting in a week or so...
... that kind of brings out the bit of disappointment I have with this series.
Believe me, I really like it. I think it's well-written and executed. Also, extremely sad in its overall premise.
I don't know how extended the novel this series is based on, but I just think that they have taken this story and really drawn it out with filler.
Additionally, for the life of me, I can't understand how Elizabeth Moss' character isn't hanging from the wall at this point. I realize that this is entertainment, but there has to be quite a bit of suspended belief over the fact that Offred is a constant rebel and nobody is keeping a close enough "eye" on her nor giving her the punishments that any other handmaiden in her situation would receive.
Outside of that, I am really enjoying the series and hope to have Season 4 done in time for the new episodes.
Ron, the novel is basically the first season. They went beyond the novel since then, but the author Margaret Atwood is exec producer of the series.
Why had you refused to watch the series?
As I previously stated, I read the novel several years ago, and saw the rather mediocre movie a couple times. It really is a grim story that's possibly more prophetic than I anticipated. Not literally, as of yet, but certainly metaphorically.I had premonitions that it would be dull. Wasn't interested in the show's concept.
However, had many friends who had watched and urged me to do the same