Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale premiered today on Hulu. The first two episodes are currently available for streaming and new episodes will be aired weekly.
The first season received an approval rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. I found it to be a solid representation of Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name and timely AF given the current climate.
About The Handmaid’s Tale:
Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values’. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.