History YMMV / TheHandmaidsTale

16th Jun '18 2:02:41 AM Ciara25
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** Almost the entirety of ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS2E9SmartPower Smart Power]]''. While ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace A Woman's Place]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long realization of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.

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** Almost the entirety of ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS2E9SmartPower Smart Power]]''. While ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace A Woman's Place]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long realization of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor; particularly the representative of the American government in exile curtly reminding her that she committed treason by taking part in Gilead's coup.
14th Jun '18 3:32:21 PM RicPot
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** Almost the entirety of "Smart Power." While ''[[A Woman's Place Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long realization of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.

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** Almost the entirety of "Smart Power." ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS2E9SmartPower Smart Power]]''. While ''[[A ''[[Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace A Woman's Place Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace]]'' Place]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long realization of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
14th Jun '18 2:10:03 PM beergood
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** The closing credits of "First Blood", [[spoiler: after Lillie suicide bombs the whole Gilead government]]. Cue the X-Ray Spex.
-->Some people think little girls should be seen and not 'eard, but I say - OH BONDAGE, UP YOURS! ONE TWO THREE FOUR!
14th Jun '18 7:00:00 AM Quietomega
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** Almost the entirety of "Smart Power." While ''[[A Woman's Place Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor realization.

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** Almost the entirety of "Smart Power." While ''[[A Woman's Place Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor realization.realization of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
14th Jun '18 6:59:13 AM Quietomega
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* CatharsisFactor: After two [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy remorselessly bleak and depressing seasons]], the ending of "First Blood", where [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack the second Ofglen]] [[KarmicDeath blows the upper echelon of Gilead to smithereens]] in a [[TakingYouWithMe suicide bombing]] is ''ridiculously'' satisfying. Especially ironic because it's [[LaserGuidedKarma the exact same way those same bastards]] killed off the leaders of the previous American government in a violent coup.]]

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* CatharsisFactor: CatharsisFactor:
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After two [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy remorselessly bleak and depressing seasons]], the ending of "First Blood", where [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack the second Ofglen]] [[KarmicDeath blows the upper echelon of Gilead to smithereens]] in a [[TakingYouWithMe suicide bombing]] is ''ridiculously'' satisfying. Especially ironic because it's [[LaserGuidedKarma the exact same way those same bastards]] killed off the leaders of the previous American government in a violent coup.]] ]]
** Almost the entirety of "Smart Power." While ''[[A Woman's Place Recap/TheHandmaidsTaleS1E6AWomansPlace]]'' had the Mexican delegation almost wilfully ignorant of how bad Gilead was treating its women, Canada barely conceals its contempt towards Gilead. It's especially satisfying seeing Fred being angrily confronted by Luke and Moira, and Serena Joy's episode-long BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor realization.
11th Jun '18 1:21:00 AM randomguy399
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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/MarisaTomei as an unnamed Wife who was sent to the Colonies for having an affair and strikes up an unlikely friendship with Emily, [[spoiler:at least until it turns out Emily was actually setting her up for a long, painful death.]]

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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/MarisaTomei as an unnamed Mrs. O'Conner, a Wife who was sent to the Colonies for having an affair and strikes up an unlikely friendship with Emily, [[spoiler:at least until it turns out Emily was actually setting her up for a long, painful death.]]
30th May '18 8:29:22 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* CatharsisFactor: After two [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy remorselessly bleak and depressing seasons]], the ending of "First Blood", where [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack Ofglen]], who has arguably [[TheWoobie suffered]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more]] [[TongueTrauma than]] [[CripplingCastration anyone]], [[KarmicDeath blows the upper echelon of Gilead to smithereens]] in a [[TakingYouWithMe suicide bombing]] is ''ridiculously'' satisfying. Especially ironic because it's [[LaserGuidedKarma the exact same way those same bastards]] killed off the leaders of the previous American government in a violent coup.]]

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* CatharsisFactor: After two [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy remorselessly bleak and depressing seasons]], the ending of "First Blood", where [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack Ofglen]], who has arguably [[TheWoobie suffered]] [[FateWorseThanDeath more]] [[TongueTrauma than]] [[CripplingCastration anyone]], the second Ofglen]] [[KarmicDeath blows the upper echelon of Gilead to smithereens]] in a [[TakingYouWithMe suicide bombing]] is ''ridiculously'' satisfying. Especially ironic because it's [[LaserGuidedKarma the exact same way those same bastards]] killed off the leaders of the previous American government in a violent coup.]]
27th May '18 11:47:51 PM Silverblade2
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* BrokenBase: The show getting a second season. After its tremendous acclaim, many are happy to be getting more of it, but there are also those worried that the show already used up the events of the novel and the crew may not be able to sustain the quality level without that template. Plus, the necessity of actually revealing Offred's fate which completely goes against the book's deliberately ambiguous ending.
27th May '18 12:42:57 PM CarolC
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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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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice:
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[[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.]]



** Even if many of the Wives don't agree with the more extremist aspects of Gilead and they're lower on the caste system than Commanders, their "moderate" visions of Gilead are still dangerous ingredients.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Women of color aren't excluded from becoming Handmaids, whereas in the book, women of color were exiled due to the white supremacy nature of Gilead. The show's updated Gilead received criticism for portraying Gilead as a post-racial society where racism isn't an issue in a fertility-starved dystopia and disregarding the intersectionalities of how reproductive rights and class affect women of color.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Women of color aren't excluded from becoming Handmaids, whereas in the book, women of color were exiled due to the white supremacy nature of Gilead. The show's updated Gilead received criticism for portraying Gilead as a post-racial society where racism isn't an issue in a fertility-starved dystopia and disregarding the intersectionalities of how reproductive rights and class affect women of color.color and that white supremacy can ''masquerade'' as postracial.
26th May '18 11:03:54 PM CarolC
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Women of color aren't excluded from becoming Handmaids, whereas in the book, women of color were exiled due to the white supremacy nature of Gilead. The show's updated Gilead received criticism for portraying Gilead as a post-racial society where racism isn't an issue in a fertility-starved dystopia and disregarding the intersectionalities of how reproductive rights and class affect women of color.
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