Anyone else watching this season? Intense!!
pomelo / 5500 posts
I watched the first episode last night, and am seriously evaluating whether or not I want to keep going. I don’t enjoy it - I know intellectually that it’s very very good but the dread and anxiety that it causes me is immense. And especially right now, when it strikes me as not impossible to actually come to pass....I don’t know. It’s so good but I’m not sure it’s worth it.
apricot / 315 posts
It is so dramatic! I was kind of preparing myself for it to disappoint considering that the book ended where season 1 did, and I sort of felt when I was watching s2e1 that they might be laying it on a bit thick. But I just finished watching e3 and I'll probably keep watching anyway!
pear / 1578 posts
So so good. Elizabeth Moss is incredible. I haven’t watched E3 yet, but I’m totally hooked. It’s pretty merciless in its darkness (hello opening scene of E1!), but the storytelling, characters, acting, cinematography — all of it is so so good!
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
I’m all caught up and just blown away. Going into the second season I was skeptical it would turn into something campy like TWD, but it’s still oh so good. My favorite part about this season is learning more about how society got to where it is. Some people drank the kool-aid and others are just trying to hide in plain sight to survive.
@erinbaderin: just wait for episode 3.
grapefruit / 4355 posts
I love love love it but I agree it is borderline too realistic. I look forward to every Wednesday.
nectarine / 2971 posts
The last episode left off at such a cliffhanger, I'm all stressed out about what's going to happen next! DH and I both love it!
coconut / 8472 posts
I love show but it does seriously stress me out. It's the combination of how it plays as horror, plus the feeling that this could be a reality we're moving towards if we're not careful. I spend all episode dreading what awful thing is going to happen. But I just can't look away either, lol.
nectarine / 2782 posts
The cinematography, directing and Elisabeth Moss’s acting are all superb. It’s so intriguing and terrifying at the same time. And SO SAD. Ugh. Her little girl. The music creeps me out, too, but it’s spot on.
squash / 13199 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: i'm watching it! I feel like all many new shows have a dark side to them!
How did everyone feel about the season finale? I’m a little frustrated and confused but I’m sure it’ll go in another really interesting direction next season.
@CatchAFallingStar: same. I thought the finale was really chaotic, and several events felt rushed and thus unbelievable. I read two articles reviewing the episode and they both felt that June's final decision was necessary to keep the series going, but I think no, the show could have continued if she went with Holly.
apricot / 445 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: I agree too. I was very frustrated but can see how her staying will make for a better season 3. My husband was laughing at me as I yelled at the TV though.
Listen you never give up on your children! Made total sense to me that in order to save Hannah she would have to stay in Gideon.
Serena saying goodbye to Holly/ Nicole was so hard to watch. I kept thinking she was going to take the baby and run. I missed it, what did she tell Emily to call her again? If it was Nicole that just shows the level of respect June gained for Serena.
I think she should have left and then come back for her. Leaving the newborn makes no sense to me. I feel the newborn has a greater immediate need.
@Mrs. Lemon-Lime: She did say Nicole - I actually hated that part! This woman held her down while she was raped (and, really, orchestrated it to punish her) a few weeks/months ago and now she respects her...why?
It made me angry that she didn’t leave. I get that she has Hannah but I think she’d be in a better position to help her from outside. She’s not in immediate danger.
persimmon / 1132 posts
Those last 8 minutes or whatever of the escape sequence had me so totally stressed out that I could hardly watch! I agree, I was bummed that she stayed but I am more glad that the baby and Emily got out. If she had gotten in the getaway car in the closing seconds of the season finale, I think that they would have been caught at the beginning of Season 3, so that there’s more story to tell. That would have made me really bummed. That baby needs outta there.
I really want to see Serena and maybe some of the Wives join the rebellion. Does anyone think that will happen? Anyone have any Season 3 predictions?
grape / 95 posts
It would have been great if June left with Holly and they focused a little more on Serena in the next season!
nectarine / 2638 posts
I must have missed something - but why wasn't Offred also able to escape with Emily and the baby?
@yellowbeach: she chose to stay last-second
@CatchAFallingStar: Now I'm even more confused!
@yellowbeach: you should watch the end
@Amorini: yes this show is so stressful to watch! I go through so many intense emotions. I dont understand how the story will make sense with offred staying. How will she explain to Fred where she went in the middle of the night and what happened to the baby
@Mrsbells: I don’t think she can go back to the Waterford’s, which is why I’m so confused about what can happen. Is she going to join some sort of underground?
@erinbaderin: That’s what I was thinking! We haven’t seen how the rebellion is really operating so I thought that it might be a lead-in to that.
But after Season 3, that’s it, right? I don’t think there can be more story... The trouble is that Atwood’s novel leaves it up to interpretation if June escapes or not. Season 2 was definitely off script but what if they try to tie it back into the novel?! I can’t imagine them ending it that way!
@Amorini: Apparently the creator has eight seasons plotted out!
@erinbaderin: omg. I think I will develop an anxiety disorder before that!
@Amorini: agreed, Serena is such an interesting character to me. It must be so hard to play her, and the actress does it flawlessly.
@Amorini: I think after season 1 they were done with the novel.
@erinbaderin: no. Way. Omg.
honeydew / 7622 posts
DH was yelling at the tv last night during episode 13. We had An interesting chat about patriarchy.
apricot / 382 posts
Can I just say, I was SO CONFUSED as to why she left the baby with Emily! I mean, I understand wanting to save Hannah. I am on board with trying to save Hannah. BUT (as if I am talking to June):
1) Put the oxygen mask on yourself before you put it on your kid. You can do SO MUCH MORE from the outside in this situation than you can from the inside.
2) You've already tried to escape UNSUCCESSFULLY. You don't *know* that they are going to make it. You are basically choosing to not know what's happening with either of your kids, instead of KNOWING one is safe and working to save the other.
3) EMILY CANNOT FEED THE BABY JUNE. YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING. How are they going to be sneaky with a screaming hungry newborn? You very well may have just killed Emily.
nectarine / 2054 posts
I love this show. @nutmeg36: I was just thinking that too! How will Emily feed the baby? Judging from her look at the end when she made her decision, I think it's not all about Hannah - I think she wants revenge. She wants to take down Fred. I'm looking forward to the next season. (Oh, and what will happen without Aunt Lydia?? So many questions!)
@nutmeg36: real mom questions, haha.
Though I have been a bit impressed with how honest the show has been with detailed about pregnancy/labor/BFing.
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