Friday, July 14, 2017
Script review - "The Handmaid's Tale" pilot
Stunningly good adaptation of the famous novel (which I've got to admit I've never read), whose themes seem more pertinent than ever today. There's plenty of dystopian sci fi out there but not much which focused on the oppression of women - this is very smart, very believable, incredibly powerful. There are scenes that will likely haunt you for days like the woman who gets an eye torn out, a rape victim being called a slut, a man having sex with a fertile woman who lies on top of his actual wife.