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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jul 2018, 09:51

Season 2 of THT is more harrowing than the first!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 09:53

HBS Guy wrote:Season 2 of THT is more harrowing than the first!


Oh :sad

I'll get on to it after Marcella.

Or maybe this weekend.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 16:40

greggerypeccary wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Season 2 of THT is more harrowing than the first!


Oh :sad

I'll get on to it after Marcella.

Or maybe this weekend.


Yeah it's brutal. No respite. An episode 3 weeks ago came with a content warning. It was required.

Good find with Marcella though. By the maker of The Bridge, I'll put it on the list.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 06 Jul 2018, 16:57

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Season 2 of THT is more harrowing than the first!


Oh :sad

I'll get on to it after Marcella.

Or maybe this weekend.


Yeah it's brutal. No respite. An episode 3 weeks ago came with a content warning. It was required.

Good find with Marcella though. By the maker of The Bridge, I'll put it on the list.


Oh yeah, Marcella is GREAT!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 17:08

I can't get enough Nordic Noir. It's just so damn excellent. Be interesting to see a Swedish/UK collaboration. The Brits are no slouches when it comes to quality telly.

And yet we're saturated in American drivel.

I watched Animal Kingdom as you recommended. Very good but it didn't capture the creepiness of the movie. Ellen Barkin is fabulous but Jackie Weaver did things with that role that get you in the childhood. And Pope isn't as scary as Ben Mendelsohn, who made my skin crawl. In fact, Pope is, i consider, the least fucked up of the lot of them. In the first series they fiddled around with his mental health a bit but then it seems they just forgot about it.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jul 2018, 12:48

Last Ep Season 2 day after tomorrow. Wonder what will be in it? How will series end?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 10 Jul 2018, 13:25

I've finished the first season of Marcella now.

Maybe season 2 of THT now.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby DonDeeHippy » 10 Jul 2018, 21:37

soooo disappointed I'm at my friends place (who has good internet) and went to sbs on demand and they only have the second series.........
Ive been looking forward to watching this since ive joined, I'm on nbn satellite at home.....
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby DonDeeHippy » 10 Jul 2018, 21:39

I did watch Griff the invisible (is free on sbs on demand) for the fourth time though which In my opinion is the greatest Australian movie ever....
and my mate gave me lots of beers which is good too, lo. I'm near Aussie in Buderim too.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 10 Jul 2018, 21:42

DonDeeHippy wrote:soooo disappointed I'm at my friends place (who has good internet) and went to sbs on demand and they only have the second series.........
Ive been looking forward to watching this since ive joined, I'm on nbn satellite at home.....


You're right, it's gone! Bad luck! Still, it's a DVD worth buying.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby DonDeeHippy » 10 Jul 2018, 21:59

I will I'm just looking at all the youtube clips of songs now... lol he has unlimited download hehe
ohh sbs has Micmac too another great film to watch........
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jul 2018, 22:14

Download and burn CDs recklessly, suck that data down!

Satellite sucks, especially with NBN using it to save money on FTTN. You must live somewhere remote, like 10Km from the CBD!
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby DonDeeHippy » 10 Jul 2018, 22:33

hehe its still about a quarter of the price I was paying Telstra for wi fi.....
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2018, 18:39

Is Ep 13 up yet??
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2018, 21:44

Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 13 Jul 2018, 01:16

HBS Guy wrote:Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?


That's a definite opener to a season 3. Another round of torture.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 14 Jul 2018, 17:58

Scathing. Not without merit but i feel the finer nuances of season 2 were lost on the author (who chose not to name themselves i see).

One of the key drivers of the show is impotence. I feel very much that what we witnessed in season 2 was the meeting of that impotence with resistance; by Offred (who must use facial features to convey emotion because she is deprived of words); by Emily; by the Marthas ... even by the Serena Joy and her cronies.

And i believe the ending - which i won't spoil for Greg - had more to do with Hannah than super hero delusions.

A very cynical review, in my opinion.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Jul 2018, 19:20

Yeah, more to do with Hannah than the other Handmaidens.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby Sprinty » 16 Jul 2018, 08:18

I started to watch it, dislike the 'storyline' and anti-female attitude in it.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 16 Jul 2018, 09:55

That is the religious right tho, Sprint!

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby Sprintcyclist » 16 Jul 2018, 14:18

mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?


That's a definite opener to a season 3. Another round of torture.


Which I think is a bad thing.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 16 Jul 2018, 14:33

Life isn’t all roses and sunsets, Sprint.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 16 Jul 2018, 15:40

Sprinty wrote:I started to watch it, dislike the 'storyline' and anti-female attitude in it.


You understand the point, yeah?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 23 Jul 2018, 08:32

Parallels all over:

In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.


https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/immigrant-mom-loses-effort-regain-son-us-parents/story?id=16803067
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