The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 Reviews

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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
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.
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.
June 24, 2018
Simply perfect TV.
June 11, 2018
The first 15 minutes of The Handmaid's Tale, Season 2 -- the first episode to deviate completely from Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel -- is equal parts gripping and stomach turning.
June 5, 2018
Minutes into the second season and it looked like a case of be careful what you wish for...I have a feeling this new series is going to outdo the first for nightmares.
May 30, 2018
The colors on the show's palette now include alternating resignation, rage, supplication and subversion; Elisabeth Moss continues to excel, but glimpses of the world beyond her have grown yet more intriguing.
May 29, 2018
Moss's stare is one of the most powerful things in television.
May 29, 2018
By heavens, Handmaid's is harrowing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2018
Hulu released two episodes to start, and will introduce a new one each week through mid-July. All I can say is, thank goodness! As much as I admire the series, it is terribly difficult to watch. In fact, the second season seems even darker than the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 21, 2018
Grim stuff, but compelling - oh, my, it was compelling. And terrifying because it doesn't seem impossible that this stuff could happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2018
Elisabeth Moss can say more with her eyes and her face than most actors can with 1,000 words.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 18, 2018
Narratively, we are beyond Margaret Atwood. The author is still involved, but the story has fresh energy, and maybe even a sense of freedom, now that it doesn't have to worry about being faithful to a text.
May 11, 2018
The creeping dread, tension and moments of sheer terror that defined Season 1 remain but now swell under the new stories, flashbacks revealing where the hardening, slipping of society began.
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