NWR the Handmaids Tale

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sansa85 :  I read the book a couple weeks before the series started. I’m in Canada so we don’t have Hulu but it’s being aired weekly on Bravo here. I’ve seen the first 3 episodes, #4 is waiting for me tonight.

 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m watching too! I even got Darling Husband to watch with me =O. I’m not going to read the book until after the first season is over, because I want to be surprised by a show for once, rather than knowing what happens already.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m watching it and it is trippy AF. First time I’ve been worried that that could actually be a possibility if Christian extremists get their way. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Sansa85 :  read the book years ago and loved it. Been enjoying the series too, which surprises me as I rarely like a series/movie when I’ve read the book first. But I think they’ve done a great job with it so far, and I like the additions they’ve made that really make it feel contemporary and like “this could really happen. To us.” (Which is also terrifying with the political climate currently in the us, but kinda makes it better and more believeable, too). 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m obsessed too! I read the book in college and because the author was coming to my campus and I wanted her to sign it. When I heard they were making a tv series I re-read the book and now I can’t stop watching! It’s so good!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Margaret Atwood is brilliant. 

They’re straying from the order of events in the book, but I guess that only makes sense. I’m curious to see where they take it. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Sansa85 :  I read the book a few months ago before I watched the show. I loved the book and I love the show!!!! I have always enjoyed dystopic novels. 

I will say that the book is very subtle and builds slowly/intentionally. The show is much more in your face and actually, gives up a lot of what makes the book so interesting a little too early. I’m curious to hear what you think of the book after already learning/seeing so many secrets/plot points revealed in the show.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’m watching. I’ve never read the book so don’t have anything to compare it to. I’m definitely going to finish the entire season – it freaks me out. I do think the “current” scenes where she is a handmaid kind of drag but the “how did they get this way” scenes are fascinating!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I’ve read the book three times and I’m watching the show. It’s so eerie. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Oh I love The Handmaid’s Tale!  I am not watching though… yet.  I have read teh book a few times and I am always so scared to watch movies/shows in fear that it will deviate so much and kind of ruin it for me.  It is getting great reviews though, so I am thinking of catching up and watching.

Off topic, but I thnk Margaret Atwood is amazing, and I am so happy that it has put her book on the New Yor Times best seller list again.  

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I LOVED the book when I read it, so I’m kind of afraid of watching the show (sometimes TV/movie adaptations ruin the book, imo). It sounds like PPs who have done both like it though, so maybe I’ll give it a try.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I freaking love this show (and Atwood in general). Love this meme from Twitter:

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Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Sorry for all the garbled Twitter text!

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