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THE HAND­MAID’S TALE SEA­SON 2 (HULU ON LIGHTBOX)

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - ON SCREEN - Star­ring Elisabeth Moss, Max Minghella, Ann Dowd

Af­ter the bril­liantly provoca­tive and con­fronting first sea­son, I had to brace my­self for The Hand­maid’s Tale, Sea­son 2. Af­ter bank­ing an Emmy and a Golden Globe for its first sea­son, Elisabeth Moss is again a tour de force in Sea­son 2. We are now “off-book” – the first se­ries fleshed out Margaret At­wood’s novel, but this one (un­der At­wood’s guid­ance) moves into new ter­ri­tory. Moss’ June Os­bourne/Of­fred, the now preg­nant “Hand­maid”, is re­fus­ing to be cowed by her op­pres­sors, whose meth­ods have be­come more hor­rific, the con­se­quences more un­bear­able. The only thing keep­ing her safe is the baby in­side her. Again, I am to­tally drawn to her story, and if you loved this the first time around, Sea­son 2 will once again do the trick.

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