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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 Reviews

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January 10, 2019
As always, the acute feelings of both hope and misery hinge on the incredible talents of Elisabeth Moss.
December 20, 2018
It was mostly an excruciating slog, opening with too many gratuitous scenes of violence against women and culminating in an absurd finale.
December 18, 2018
Serena has become the most compelling and dynamic character on the show, even as she has become arguably less sympathetic than ever.
December 18, 2018
[It was] a disturbing, gory and riveting second season.
December 18, 2018
[It was] an eventful and thrilling climax to an eventful and thrilling season.
December 6, 2018
A few story strands that fell oddly flat. But the central narrative and themes remain riveting.
November 7, 2018
Handmaid's is caught in a hellish cycle of its own making: grief, hope, more grief, repeat.
October 23, 2018
All these different arenas give The Handmaid's Tale many axes along which to mirror or echo events, with provocative results.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 10, 2018
Simply put, The Handmaid's Tale remains one of the most astonishing shows on television. There is no show bleaker, yet no show more captivating
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 13, 2018
They have not missed a beat... They are not mincing words.
September 12, 2018
At once sobering and inspiring, The Handmaid's Tale should be required viewing not just for women, but also for anyone who values a clear-eyed view of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2018
The magnificent Elisabeth Moss's face, as she set her bonnet square with intent (to the strains of Talking Heads' Burning Down the House: genius), bodes ill for the hypocrites of Gilead, and wonderfully well for the next series.
August 27, 2018
All their stories deserve to be heard just like Offred's, and The Handmaid's Tale pushes that argument by holding up a mirror to society, one that's timeless and horrifying. It's not necessary TV, it's a wake-up call.
August 25, 2018
To watch good TV that entertains can be fun and rewarding, but to watch a series pulsating with real ideas combined with genuine artistry is truly enriching.
August 19, 2018
Season two was bloated, yet at the same time, empty.
August 19, 2018
I'm well aware that this sort of obsessive plot-policing only kicks in for me when a show is really flying along.
July 13, 2018
The constant to-and-fro of hope and despair, the sheer defiance in the era of #MeToo, and the ever-enthralling talent of Elisabeth Moss make The Handmaid's Tale one of the most gripping TV shows to date.
July 12, 2018
For all of its flaws, The Handmaid's Tale knows what it wants to say. And its message resonates now more than ever.
July 3, 2018
With only two episodes left this season it might be too far in to stop, but it's worth discussing what the intent is of making The Handmaid's Tale such a hard watch. What are we learning here that can affect the real world?
June 26, 2018
If there was ever any doubt that expanding this heartbreakingly relevant narrative was a mistake, the first 10 minutes of the Season 2 opener put those fears to rest real quick.
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