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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1

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Some are calling it the most terrifying new show on television, some the most beautiful, all are calling it the saddest: it’s the first season of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s masterful dystopian sci-fi classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. Elizabeth Moss plays Offred, one of many Handmaidens who must live in this new theocratic American society as the servant of a rich family, specifically there to bear the child of the rich husband (Joseph Fiennes). Child birth rates are plummeting and women have had their citizenship revoked, if not their humanity. Even the mother of the house (Yvonne Strahovski), who clearly despises Offred for doing what she’s there to do, is obedient to the new order. Is there any escape? Are we 5 minutes away from this world ourselves? Chris, Sarah, Scott, and Rebecca have a long, spoiler-filled, discussion about the show.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.