History YMMV / TheHandmaidsTale

16th Jan '18 3:15:22 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* NarmCharm: The slow-motion walk of Offred and the other Handmaid's at the end of "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" as Offred internally declares, "We are handmaids". Self-affirming while also cheesy.



* NarmCharm: The slow-motion walk of Offred and the other Handmaid's at the end of "Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum" as Offred internally declares, "We are handmaids". Self-affirming while also cheesy.
14th Jan '18 4:34:37 PM Pren
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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by Blondie that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.

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The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by Blondie that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.Gilead.
** The ethereal cover of "For What It's Worth" in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxQhWrAcQnE Season 2 teaser]].
11th Jan '18 10:33:21 AM KizunaTallis
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** The consequences of misogyny owes a lot to men and the FemaleMisogynist that perpetuate it. Women who participate in the men's world of oppression, like Aunt Lydia and Serena Joy, end up hurting themselves, but worse, they end up hurting the women who didn't participate in the oppression in the first place.
** Patriarchy and fundamentalist extremism hurt men - not just women. In addition to this, they create throny power imbalances. Even if Fred Waterford is unhappy, he still has the power to exploit Offred and has less repercussion for his actions. Also, no matter how much Nick is hurt by Gilead and might be a good guy, Offred calls out on his obliviousness of his power [[spoiler: as an Eye.]], thus why it's depicted as hollow when he reveals his full name to Offred because at least he's allowed to keep a significant part of his identity, unlike a handmaid.

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** The consequences of misogyny owes a lot to men and the FemaleMisogynist {{Female Misogynist}}s that perpetuate it. Women who participate in the men's world of oppression, like Aunt Lydia and Serena Joy, end up hurting themselves, but worse, they end up hurting themselves along with the women who didn't participate in the oppression in the first place.
** Patriarchy and fundamentalist extremism hurt men - not just women. as well. In addition to this, they create throny thorny power imbalances. Even if Fred Waterford is unhappy, he still has the power to exploit Offred and has less repercussion for his actions. Also, no matter how much Nick is hurt by Gilead and might be a good guy, Offred calls out on his obliviousness of his power [[spoiler: as an Eye.]], Eye]], thus why it's depicted as hollow when he reveals his full name to Offred because at least he's allowed to keep a significant part of his identity, unlike a handmaid.
6th Jan '18 2:32:31 PM Malady
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** Fridge Logic is easily explained by having an Unrealiable Narrator and the fact that it's highly implied throughout the book that the Republic is lying about almost everything to maintain some sort of semblance of function.

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** Fridge Logic is easily explained by having an Unrealiable Narrator UnreliableNarrator and the fact that it's highly implied throughout the book that the Republic is lying about almost everything to maintain some sort of semblance of function.
31st Dec '17 12:50:33 AM Windrays
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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by [[Blondie]] that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.

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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by [[Blondie]] Blondie that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.
31st Dec '17 12:49:41 AM Windrays
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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by [[{{Blondie}}]] that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.

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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by [[{{Blondie}}]] [[Blondie]] that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.
31st Dec '17 12:49:17 AM Windrays
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* AwesomeMusic: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08HOZ5PzVyw remix]] of Heart of Glass by [[{{Blondie}}]] that plays during the protest scene early in the first season. It amps up the tension of the scene from unsettling to utterly terrifying, especially given the progression of that particular episode, which shows the gradual transformation of America into Gilead.
29th Dec '17 4:58:37 PM nombretomado
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* SheReallyCanAct: Even die hard GilmoreGirls fans have been critical of AlexisBledel's portrayal of Rory Gilmore and her acting in general. Her performance as Ofglen in ''TheHandmaidsTale'' however has been universally praised.

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* SheReallyCanAct: Even die hard GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' fans have been critical of AlexisBledel's Creator/AlexisBledel's portrayal of Rory Gilmore and her acting in general. Her performance as Ofglen in ''TheHandmaidsTale'' however has been universally praised.
24th Dec '17 8:04:48 AM QueenofSwords
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Religious fundamentalism can be just as oppressive as other forms of tyranny, and women deserve to be treated as equals.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Religious fundamentalism can be just as oppressive as other forms of tyranny, and women deserve to be treated as equals.
6th Oct '17 8:36:37 AM Pren
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: [[spoiler:Emily ending her joyride by backing into a soldier and leaving him injured in the street: disturbing if still cathartic. Her then running over his prone body ''again'' and causing his head to explode like a ripe melon to everyone's disgust: hilarious.]]
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