I have been watching the Hulu series derived from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian book called the Handmaid’s Tale.

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There is a lot that can be said about this show/movie that hasn’t already been said because everyone seems to love it.

I thought it was ok. It is different, I will give it that much. But wow does it evolve into a “wtf” is going on condition for the viewer that I almost turned the channel (would have if my wife hadn’t been there).

What I can say is this. The world has a declining birth rate, some strange overthrow of the US government by a religious group. That group implores (ok forces) those who can have kids to do so…only not necessarily with the people they want. They are breeding a “elite” group.

All I can say is that I do kind of want to know where they are going with this but I can follow the story by watching the first five and the last ten minutes of every episode.

Other than that all I can say, and if anyone asks me about it conversationally is that Margaret Atwood has a screwed up imagination. That isn’t a criticism, as a writer myself you have to have a few screws loose to do something original.

All that being said once I forced through 2-3 episodes I kind of started to enjoy it a little.

 

 

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