THE HANDMAID’S TALE
It’s great that SBS is fast- tracking The Handmaid’s Tale, hours after its US premiere. But there’s also a big downside: no settling in for a night of binge- watching the bleak but addictive postapocalyptic series. Star Elisabeth Moss ( pictured) is utterly compelling as handmaid Offred, who refuses to give in to a life of servitude and torture. It’s hard to imagine how her quest for freedom and her daughter will pan out. If you’re itching to know more, but don’t want any spoilers, stop reading now. In “Seeds”, a Gilead ceremony disrupts Offred’s relationship with Nick ( Max Minghella), threatening to send her into a downward spiral.