If you successfully made it to the end of the 33rd episode of Hulu’s screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, make sure to gather around here for a badge of honor.
Your loyalty is worthy of envy!
With how the scriptwriters of season Three tugged at our limits of all things rational x logical, it’ll be a wonder if they retain the attention of their millions of gained followers.
This season failed on a number of narrative accounts. One of its successes being the remake of Gilead from a place of serious crimes against womanity to a huge joke run by a pack of dumb men with their brains trapped in between their thighs and bottles.
From the tear-jerking pace of the first Nine episodes to the unnecessary, incessant cosmic interferences that saw our very own Offred become some kind of super human, defying authority with a mere pat on the back. Common! It’s Gilead we are talking about here, right?
For the readers in the house, it’s no news that the series exhausted Atwood’s novel from season One. Season Two was an impressive attempt to supply us with our heart’s content of social issues that affect the rights of women. At its climax was Episode Eleven; Holly and all its cathartic glory.
Now to the undeserving victory of season 3’s season finale and its preceding episodes.
Were they expecting us to believe that Fred would be blinded by love, enough to drive into Canadian territory? How convenient was it to take over fifty children through the woods without being noticed?
Let’s not even get started on the distraction stunt pulled by June, the Marthas and the Handmaids. Were the wives that negligent to not notice the glaring connected disappearance of that many children? Who even flew that plane?
While the beauty of unity among the Marthas and the Handmaids was cute to watch, the sequence of events lacked the qualities worthy enough to get anyone in their feelings. Then there’s the origin story of Aunt Lydia…
Let’s face it, June is a maniac with a Hero Complex
Take away the ridiculousness of this season’s narrative, there’s no arguing the fact that The Handmaid’s Tale suffered everything but directing, cinematography, and props. Elizabeth Moss put on an impeccable show. Episode Nine was a thrill to behold (not for its dragging story). The prosthesis team created an uncanny double for actress Ashleigh LaThrop‘ s character.
On a farewell note, Hulu confirmed the renewal of the series. Judging by season Three’s dramatic end that saw our June with nine lives carried off by other handmaids and Serena’s rude reawakening to the hideousness of her crimes in Gilead, there’s no telling we are getting more superhero stunts and zero romance.
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