The Hand­maid’s Tale

The Western Star - - LIFE -

Thurs­day, sbs, 8.30pm

Loyal view­ers of the first sea­son of The Hand­maid’s Tale have no cause to com­plain about the sec­ond’s qual­ity. The first sea­son fol­lowed Mar­garet At­wood’s 1985 dystopian novel quite closely. The au­thor’s in­volve­ment as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer for sea­son two means that de­spite go­ing ‘off book’, the nar­ra­tive re­mains as com­pelling, fright­en­ing and af­fect­ing as ever as it fol­lows Of­fred’s or­dea lin fun­da­men­tal­ist, pa­tri­archial Gilead. Tonight, a frus­trated Ser­ena be­comes des­per­ate. While the Com­man­der tries to make amends with Of­fred. Nick pushes his young wife Eden far­ther away and Of­fred is faced with an un­ex­pected re­union.

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