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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #996 - The Handmaid's Tale - Season Two - trailer

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #996 - The Handmaid's Tale - Season Two  - trailer

Hi Mom, I couldn't have imagined. I didn't imagine. Back when I picked up The Handmaid's Tale rather than reading the book I was supposed to be reading in 1987 for class, and then skipped classes and everything for about 36 hours until I finished it, I never imagined that it would become a TV show, especially after the under-whelming movie in 1990.

And then, when the TV show was announced, I did not imagine, I could not have imagined that the Hulu TV show would win a bunch of awards and a second season that explored the world beyond the book, this world that had fascinated, this book that had gripped me in its terrible terrifying jaws and has not let go for 30 years.

This world... OUR world.

Is it happening now?

Is this the shadows of things to come?

I am still in the grip of this fiction's maw and it is grinding its teeth on me.


March 28, 2018 AT 11:00 AM EDT
Is this what freedom looks like?
So begins this rather harrowing trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale‘s second season, and so too do all the other questions that go along with an adventure in Gilead.
When we left Offred/June (Elisabeth Moss) at the end of the first, acclaimed season, things had concluded much in the same way as the classic 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood: with her taking a literal leap of faith into the back of a van, heading towards punishment or freedom. This next season starts to expand beyond Atwood’s novel, with much of the 13-episode season focusing on June’s pregnancy and her struggle to find her daughter. But! There’s also intriguing new worlds to learn about, such as the dreaded Colonies, where Alexis Bledel’s Emily has been sent (is that a Marisa Tomei we spy?), what Moira (Samira Wiley) is up to in Canada (protesting and making out in bathrooms, from the look of things), and how new cast members like Cherry Jones, who plays June’s mother, are going to play out.
Of course, this being The Handmaid’s Tale and all means this trailer clocking in just under two minutes is filled with harrowing, heart-racing stuff. In fact, we’ve now watched it multiple times trying to glean some answers to the following pressing questions: Who is the Commander (Joseph Fiennes) threatening to shoot in the woods? Does Mrs. Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski, eyebrows still amazing) really still believe in the cause? Will Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) ever give it a rest? And why is there a mass handmaids hanging? Aghhhh!
The Handmaid’s Tale returns to Hulu on April 25 to begin to answer some of these. See you there.


Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you, Mom.

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1803.28 - 10:10

NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.

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