Oct 23, 2017
The Gribshnobler and LadyMsGee discuss the classic dystopian (maybe science fiction) novel by Margaret Atwood, along with comparisons to the 2017 TV series from Hulu. Stick around and you can also hear a bonus reaction to the 1990 film adaptation.
Series created by Bruce Miller and starring Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley, Ann Dowd, and O-T Fagbenle.
Film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, written by Harold Pinter, and starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, and Elizabeth McGovern.
Purchase the 1990 film adaptation on Blu-Ray, DVD, or Digital from Amazon
Some Interesting Articles
The real-life events that inspired The Handmaid’s Tale by Kayleigh Dray: http://www.stylist.co.uk/books/handmaids-tale-channel-4-tv-show-spoilers-books-real-life-true-events-margaret-atwood-elisabeth-moss
The horrors of The Handmaid's Tale aren't just fiction: many of them have already happened by Rebecca Hawkes: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/horrors-handmaids-tale-arent-just-fiction-many-have-already/
Margaret Atwood Annotates Season 1 of 'The Handmaid's Tale': https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/watching/the-handmaids-tale-tv-finale-margaret-atwood.html
Your Guide To Every Excellent Song In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Soundtrack by Cameron Williams: http://junkee.com/every-song-handmaids-tale-soundtrack/115305
Music in This Episode
1. Adam Taylor & Elisabeth Moss: Escapes Within
2. The Raincoats: No One's a Little Girl
from the album Moving
Remaining Tracks by Adam Taylor from The Handmaid's Tale (Original Soundtrack)
3. Offred Explores Her Room
4. Forbidden Love
5. He's Alive