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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E8: “Motherland” — Do You Have An Irony Deficiency?

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale S5E8, “Motherland” S5E8 of The Handmaid’s Tale is as hopeful as it is devastating. In a particularly satisfying scene, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) is telling Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) that she won’t live in the same house as her baby’s “kidnapper”. He is unsympathetic, and asks her in […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E7: “No Man’s Land” and Karma

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale S5E7, “No Man’s Land” S5E7 of The Handmaid’s Tale brings us new life… and, of course, new challenges. After their unexpected getaway, June (Elisabeth Moss) and Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) drive away from the (still breathing!) man Serena had shot. June is very confused about what Serena is […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E6: “Together” — Which Side is Serena On?

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale S5E6, “Together” This episode kicks off where we ended the last, with the Osbournes in cages after being taken captive near the Canadian border. June (Elisabeth Moss), used to this treatment, calmly reserves her energy. Her husband, on the other hand, is irate. She quickly becomes frustrated […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E5: “Fairytale” — Payback for Serena?

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale S5E5, “Fairytale” What an episode—June (Elisabeth Moss) is going back over the border, Luke (O-T Fagbenle) is going with her, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski) is becoming increasingly restricted in a world of her own making… Let’s unpack that. After meeting the members of Mayday at the Canadian border, […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E4: “Dear Offred”

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale S5E4, “Dear Offred” S5E4, ‘Dear Offred’ is named after a letter June (Elisabeth Moss) receives to inform her that Gilead have opened an office in Canada, in an abandoned building that, through some technicality, is still classed as a Gilead territory. She knows immediately that the letter […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale S5E3: “Border” — June Is On a Mission

    The following contains spoilers to The Handmaid’s Tale S5E3, “Border” The Handmaid’s Tale S5E3 (“Border”) has a more intense vibe to it than the first two episodes of Season 5. There is more prolonged tension and less immediate action. The pace has continued at a rate of knots and we now find ourselves in the […] More

  • June looks on sternly in The Handmaid's Tale Season 5

    The Handmaid’s Tale Is Back and as Bold as Ever (Season 5 Premiere)

    The following contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere: S5E1 (“Morning”) & S5E2 (“Ballet”) We left Season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale in a spiral of cyclical aggression; a group of handmaids led by June (Elisabeth Moss), of course, had just murdered Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) in cold blood. Within a whirlwind of […] More

  • June looks on sternly in The Handmaid's Tale Season 5

    The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Trailer: June’s Rage Reaches a Boiling Point

    Talk about an agonizing wait. The Handmaid’s Tale has provided TV watchers with some of the most compelling, edge-of-your-seat drama in recent memory, and fans are exclaiming “praise be!” as the Season 5 trailer appears to promise even more tension, conflict, and of course plenty of menacing close-up shots of Elisabeth Moss—something to which Handmaid’s […] More

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    The Handmaid’s Tale: Is June Still Our Hero?

    The Handmaid’s Tale was originally a dystopian novel of 1985 by award winning Canadian author Margret Atwood. Whilst a lot of novels maintain and build upon their popularity over time, Atwood’s novel also grew in poignancy and is still startlingly significant in a way that has concerning implications.  Her story was adapted for screen as a […] More

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    Manifested Destiny: Timeless and the Unravelling of American History

    Despite emerging as the world’s dominant superpower across the 20th century, the United States of America is, compared to many other global nation states, a young buck in terms of historical brevity. Timeless is among the first television shows to highlight the historical texture of the nation through a science-fiction framework. Arriving on NBC in […] More