The Handmaid’s Tale
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.