I kept hearing about people watching The Handmaid's Tale and wondering if it was any good or worth a watch. I never seemed to have got around to watching it and then my hairdresser asked me if I had watched it so I thought that there must be something about this programme that may need to be investigated.
Oh my! What had I done? Why have I not watched this before? It is absolutely amazing. Now it's not a nice jolly series so if you're not a fan of dark dramas then this isn't for you. It is just so addictive, one of those ones where you watch one programme and you've got to watch the next and before you know it you've just binge watched a whole series.
Oops that's exactly what I've done, watched the entire first season and now ready for the next. The second season is in full flow on the tv right now and I've binge watched through Now TV on the Entertainment package so I've got to wait now I suppose. That's just cruel......I need more!!!
The series is taken from the best selling novel by Margaret Atwood and is set in Gilead which is what used to be the United States. The women of Gilead are treated as property of the state as it is now under the rule of a fundamentalist regime. After a major dip in the birth rate due to many environmental disasters, the remaining fertile women who are left are named as 'Handmaids' and made to 'serve' and repopulate a world which is declining fast. The series is about Offred and her sheer determination to survive this awful world and be reunited with her husband who she believes may still be alive and her daughter who was taken away from her.
It is another one of those dramas which is similar to The Man In The High Castle where you just thank goodness that the world isn't like this and hope it never will be. It's a little scary but like I say so addictive and I now need to know if she will escape. If you've not watched it and like this kind of drama or if you've been wondering what the hype is all about well watch it as it's brilliant.
The filming is great and a talented cast too with Joseph Fiennes and Samira Wiley who you may know from playing Poussey Washington in Orange Is the New Black. Give it a watch, you will be forever saying to yourself 'nooooo is this really happening?' and 'wooooah no way'.
So I've really not watched anything else this week so I'll catch up with my regular shows another time. Celebrity Big Brother started this week but I'm not sure it's worth mentioning. I do think this may be the last series but I'm keeping my eye on it just to see whether anything great happens. They have got a few good celebs in this time but they still get over powered by other reality tv stars who I don't know at all so that kind of spoils it but maybe for others that makes their viewing great so who knows. I'll review that when it finishes.
So have a great week and I will be back tomorrow again for Music Monday if you would like to join me......take care for now and be nice with the remote, don't forget to share!!!
Pass the Remote
Every Sunday I will review the TV for the week.