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Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
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It's a testament to how dark the going has been that an episode featuring torture, psychological abuse and a creepy doctor offering to impregnate indentured heroine Offred could be considered optimistic.
The Offred from Hulu's Handmaid's Tale is a different woman from the book, and I'm glad of it.
Gilead is a horror movie. It's full of monsters. What makes them truly in-the-pit-of-your-stomach-scary monsters, is that they really exist.
For all the great writing in this series, and there's no shortage, it's tough to think of a series in recent memory more reliant on the stories told by its actors in silence.
The world has shrunk for Offred, and it just keeps on shrinking. She has a life in miniature, a dollhouse life, and she is a doll to be taken out, played with, then put away.
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