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Critic reviews for Unwomen
Thanks to inspired writing and stunning performances from Moss and Bledel, as you watch June and Emily's stories - and their lives - unravel at the start of season two, you will be gripped, scared and mesmerised in equal measure.
Guys, Alexis Bledel kills it in the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale's second season.
In the June plot line... what struck me most was the thought she mulls over at the beginning of the episode
I always figured freedom looked like school on the day before summer vacation starts, not like being strapped to the top of a moving 16-wheeler truck - but hey, one must settle with whatever perversions of ideas one gets...
There are hints that the show wants to make more of Ann Dowd, as any show would. Her Aunt Lydia is a fascinating amalgam of contradictions.
That added richness contributes heavily to the sense that this episode belongs to Emily, and not to June, and it's that sense that bodes most positively for this season, and for the future of The Handmaid's Tale as a whole.
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