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Although it was commissioned long before the events of the last six months saw an admitted sexual harasser enter the White House, clearly there was something in the water to make “The Handmaid’s Tale” arrive on TV at the exact right time. Margaret Atwood’s novel about a dystopian future where America has entirely subjugated its women under a Christian fundamentalist leadership was initially published in 1985, and adapted into a film in 1990, but has never felt more relevant than when it arrived on Hulu last week, a few months into the Trump administration Fortunately, the government of the possibly-mentally-addled man-baby is too incompetent to actually form Gilead (though if Pence takes over…), but the Reed Morano-directed show is giving us a glimpse into what that terrifyingly plausible future could be, and in the process winning some of the best reviews of the TV year so far (here’s ours). Continue reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed For Second Season At Hulu at The Playlist.

We’re sure that even the people behind Hulu would acknowledge, at least in private, that until recently they’ve been running in third place in the race of the streaming services behind Netflix and Amazon. But the company are gaining ground fast: the network’s shows like “Casual” and “Difficult People” have been winning more and more fans, and their latest, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of 2017 to date, finally providing them a killer app for those who’ve been on the fence. Continue reading Hulu Pick Up Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ & Sci-Fi Show From ‘House Of Cards’ Creator To Series at The Playlist.

If you thought spring TV was nuts already, juggling AAA shows like “Fargo,” “Billions,” “The Leftovers,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Americans” and “Veep” in the past few weeks, we’re really only just getting started. The next few weeks will bring the return of “Catastrophe,” “Sense8,” “House Of Cards,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Casual” and “Master Of None,” and the debut of “I Love Dick,” “Dear White People” and “American Gods,” to name but a few. Continue reading Exclusive: Hear A Track From Adam Taylor’s Excellent Score To Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ at The Playlist.

Offred, the central character who narrates Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” often closes a chapter with a pithy summation of her state of mind: “My self is a thing I must now compose, as one composes a speech” or “How can I keep on living?” or “So it was worse than I thought.” Offred, the narrator of Bruce Miller‘s adaptation of Atwood’s book, played by Elisabeth Moss, is pithier still; one of the first three episodes of Hulu‘s terrific new show, which will be available to watch on April 26th, ends with her internal monologue whispering just one word: “Fuck.” It’s an indication that this is a updated take on the story — this ain’t your momma’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ — but the motives the behind the changes do not feel as crassly commercial as they so often do. Continue reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is A Superb, Necessary Show For 2017 (And For Hulu) [Review] at The Playlist.

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