Watch The Handmaid’s Tale 2017– 123movies, Full TV Series Online – A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story..
Plot: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel.
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This is one messed up TV show; about a dystopian America ruled by a misogynistic government.
Elizabeth Moss’ performance though was pretty good.
While I don’t condone the mistreatment of women in the series, I do praise it for popularity nonetheless.
I wonder what the conclusion of the show will be like?
****From June to Offred: A 21st century slave tale!**
I was not sure to give it a try, in the end I just went on. The reason was, another dystopian theme. It was a short season with the 10 episodes, and I’ve got a mixed feeling. It was based on the 30 year old novel of the same name. I mean 3 decades old source is very old in the present trend. Since that book there were plenty of films, series were made similar to that theme, including one feature film adaptation. I don’t know the screenplay was highly borrowed from its original source, but all I expected was alterable.
Even though I felt familiarity, I enjoyed watching it. My issue was the drag. The whole season was a drag. Dragged to have one more season, or maybe more in the future. Especially I was very disappointed with the season finale. It only felt like a mid-season finale and yet a lot more to come in the same season. But that was only my assumption, this season ended at the halfway. They had held back too much to have some of it in the upcoming seasons. That’s very intense move from the production perspective, but for the viewers, it left with unsatisfying.
The plus points were the casting and production. Elisabeth Moss was very good. Her expressions saved in parts of the earlier episodes. Particularly, her smile during those circus were going on, instead of being tensed and confused. That reveals the character, who wants to stay alive for a reason. As the story progresses in the next episodes, you would know more reasons why. Alexis’ part was short, as well as many others. The overall the characters design was good. But I anticipated more from the story side to reveal.
In the near future, the humans had lost fertility capacity, excluding a very few men and women. Those who are capable of having babies are taken as slave surrogate mothers, after separating from their husbands and kids, to assign them those who desire to have children. This tale follows Offred, who is one of the maids. Her struggle against the couple who took her in, and overall society, how it treated her and others like her. The American dreams are gone. Many fled to Canada and yet some are trying to make it there. But Offred is not concerned about that. She now has to find her daughter before planning anything.
Each epidoe was decent, but only a couple of them were top class. At least now we know what to expect from the follow-up season. Also the perspective of the story was very restricted like everything was from Offred. The episode like ‘The Other Side’ really made it interesting. We need more those kind of explanation of what’s going on on the other side. Especially for a television series, they have all the time to detail out from all the angle. That’s what I like in the series, otherwise I’m always a film fanatic, love to watch short and sweet tales. So I’m waiting for the season 2.
Life imitating Art
I jumped onto The Handmaids bandwagon pretty late; I started the series a couple of weeks ago & just finished with seasin 4. I chose to disregard the plethora of negative reviews about the last 2 seasons because I wanted to make my own conclusions about the show, as a whole. While many of the negative reviews do make valid points, such as some of the scenes being too slow & the (way) too many unnecessary close-ups of June, I thought the overall show was excellent!!
As an individual who: 1- raised in an extremely strict, religious setting 2- a victim of sexual abuse for many years 3- trapped in very tightly controlled & highly abusive relationships & 4-had a child ripped from my arm because I was deemed “unworthy” of being a mother simply because the grandparents were more financially stable at the time, this show truly resonated with SO MUCH of what I’ve gone & been through & what I’ve overcome & recovered from…hence the title of my review.
I understand that my review doesn’t give much in reference to the show, itself, but it is a testament not only to those of us who’ve endured similar circumstances, but a testament to what strongly held beliefs, such as religion can do & the impact it can have on those who do not have those same beliefs.
It is OKAY to have differences of opinions. It is OKAY to have different beliefs. It is OKAY to be who we are, as individuals, but it is NOT okay to be persecuted for those differences. We do not all have to or need to agree with one another, but we all MUST learn to respect one another & accept people for who they are.
Drifted From Greatness to Cheesiness
The first two seasons were indisputably iconic. The rest is Savior Complex on steroids. After season two, I have a theory that each episode would only last about 10 minutes if all of the long silent closeups of June’s face were removed. It’s obvious that after the book ended and the writers had to get creative, they simply reverted to an old stale plot hole-filled savior complex formula from which apparently American cinema will never evolve.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr (60 min)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Writer Bruce Miller
Actors Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd
Country United States
Awards Won 15 Primetime Emmys. 86 wins & 269 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Canon K35 and Zeiss Standard Speed Lenses, Sony a7S, Canon K35 Lenses (some shots)
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada
Film Length N/A
Negative Format CFast 2.0, SD
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (4K) (source format), Uncompressed Digital (4K) (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format Video (UHD)