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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Apr 2018, 22:16

It is OK, will put a copy of the book on hold. (Park Holme has a copy 19 days overdue—slow reader?)
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 28 Apr 2018, 22:19

HBS Guy wrote:It is OK, will put a copy of the book on hold. (Park Holme has a copy 19 days overdue—slow reader?)


Not a long book. Not a hard read.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby johnsmith » 28 Apr 2018, 22:34

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HBS Guy wrote:It is OK, will put a copy of the book on hold. (Park Holme has a copy 19 days overdue—slow reader?)


Not a long book. Not a hard read.


I recall I read the book back in high school, but beyond that, i don't recall much of it at all.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Apr 2018, 23:21

Well, it is trends we can see now extrapolated to their conclusion.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 29 Apr 2018, 00:01

HBS Guy wrote:Well, it is trends we can see now extrapolated to their conclusion.


And the writing really tips it's hat to that.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 29 Apr 2018, 17:14

I see that the 1990 movie is on Netflix (or Stan ???).

So, I'm gonna watch that tonight and then I'll start on the new series next week.

There's also a Netflix/Stan series called 'Alias Grace'.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 29 Apr 2018, 17:25

greggerypeccary wrote:I see that the 1990 movie is on Netflix (or Stan ???).

So, I'm gonna watch that tonight and then I'll start on the new series next week.

There's also a Netflix/Stan series called 'Alias Grace'.



Haven't seen the movie. Thanks for that. I'll check it out.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 29 Apr 2018, 17:39

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I see that the 1990 movie is on Netflix (or Stan ???).

So, I'm gonna watch that tonight and then I'll start on the new series next week.

There's also a Netflix/Stan series called 'Alias Grace'.



Haven't seen the movie. Thanks for that. I'll check it out.


Stan.

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 29 Apr 2018, 17:41

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:I see that the 1990 movie is on Netflix (or Stan ???).

So, I'm gonna watch that tonight and then I'll start on the new series next week.

There's also a Netflix/Stan series called 'Alias Grace'.



Haven't seen the movie. Thanks for that. I'll check it out.


Stan. July 3

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 29 Apr 2018, 19:54



What a ridiculous movie poster. Where'd she get her hair done in fucking Gillead?

Still. i love(d) Natasha Richardson.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby johnsmith » 29 Apr 2018, 21:26

mothra wrote:


What a ridiculous movie poster. Where'd she get her hair done in fucking Gillead?

Still. i love(d) Natasha Richardson.


that's an late 80's, early 90'S hairstyle ... my sister had hers in a similar style.

by the way, were you aware that the lady in that shot died after a fall? age approx. 45. What a waste.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 29 Apr 2018, 22:11

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that's an late 80's, early 90'S hairstyle ... my sister had hers in a similar style.

by the way, were you aware that the lady in that shot died after a fall? age approx. 45. What a waste.


IIf you knew the tv series, you'd appreciate thye context in which i'm viewing that poster. That's a lot of time in hair and make up. The irony is almost cruel.

But yes, married to my true love Liam Neeson. Few kids. Absolute tragedy. That's why i had the (d) in there. Very talented member of the Redgrave family.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 30 Apr 2018, 19:36

Watched the movie. It's not great In fact, it's pretty awful. But that maybe i'm comparing to the series, although i tried not to.

The series is, in every way, superior.

Look forward to checking out Alias Grace though. Will do when i've finished binging Peaky Blinders.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 30 Apr 2018, 20:17

mothra wrote:Watched the movie. It's not great In fact, it's pretty awful. But that maybe i'm comparing to the series, although i tried not to.

The series is, in every way, superior.

Look forward to checking out Alias Grace though. Will do when i've finished binging Peaky Blinders.


I didn't watch the movie the other night - maybe I'll give it a miss and just go straight to the new series.

Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 30 Apr 2018, 22:18

greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby johnsmith » 30 Apr 2018, 22:26

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 30 Apr 2018, 22:30

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll


You know that hypothetical question in which you're asked to pick any point in history to visit?

I'd be hard pressed to go past the studio in London where they dubbed Monkey (the proper one) into English. It would just be full of people falling about laughing all over the place. Brilliant.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby johnsmith » 30 Apr 2018, 22:34

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll


You know that hypothetical question in which you're asked to pick any point in history to visit?

I'd be hard pressed to go past the studio in London where they dubbed Monkey (the proper one) into English. It would just be full of people falling about laughing all over the place. Brilliant.


pig was my favourite
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 30 Apr 2018, 22:39

Ha Pigsy! Marshal of the Heavenly Host!

Revisited it with both of my kids. You get so much more out of it as an adult.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 01 May 2018, 13:36

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll


A new Monkey series - really? :roll

Then again, I didn't like the idea of a new Lost in Space series, but it's actually pretty good.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 01 May 2018, 13:38

greggerypeccary wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll


A new Monkey series - really? :roll

Then again, I didn't like the idea of a new Lost in Space series, but it's actually pretty good.


It's a new one? Netflix?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 01 May 2018, 13:44

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Watching Lost In Space at the moment (my favourite show as a kid), so might get onto THT after that.


Oh the pain! The pain"

I was a Monkey and Doctor Who kid. I blame them for my pacifism.


My son's started watching the new 'monkey' series :WTF ....they shouldn't be allowed to touch the classics, Just replay them.

The new one looks crap, although son seems to like it, so maybe it's just me showing my age. :roll


A new Monkey series - really? :roll

Then again, I didn't like the idea of a new Lost in Space series, but it's actually pretty good.


It's a new one? Netflix?


Yes, new Lost in space, on Netflix.

I'm really enjoying it.

The robot is pretty cool, and Dr Smith is quite the villain.
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby mothra » 01 May 2018, 13:48

greggerypeccary wrote:
Yes, new Lost in space, on Netflix.

I'm really enjoying it.

The robot is pretty cool, and Dr Smith is quite the villain.


In the new one, do the girls ever get a chance not to be doing housework at the ship and have adventures with Will?
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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Postby greggerypeccary » 01 May 2018, 14:08

mothra wrote:
greggerypeccary wrote:
Yes, new Lost in space, on Netflix.

I'm really enjoying it.

The robot is pretty cool, and Dr Smith is quite the villain.


In the new one, do the girls ever get a chance not to be doing housework at the ship and have adventures with Will?


Yep.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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