The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 Reviews

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March 11, 2019
The Handmaid's Tale has returned with a searing second season that dwells on how the spirit of Gilead, where women have no control over their bodies, has always been alive in the real world.
February 17, 2019
Sifting through themes of faith, abandonment, and responsibility, The Handmaid's Tale season 2 is a powerful return to a world that none of us want to live in.
January 31, 2019
In a media landscape where shows can run as long or as short as they need to, having one that finally shapes its narrative to meet the underlying moral is as timely as the cautionary tale it's telling.
January 11, 2019
As always, the acute feelings of both hope and misery hinge on the incredible talents of Elisabeth Moss.
December 19, 2018
Serena has become the most compelling and dynamic character on the show, even as she has become arguably less sympathetic than ever.
December 19, 2018
[It was] a disturbing, gory and riveting second season.
December 19, 2018
[It was] an eventful and thrilling climax to an eventful and thrilling season.
December 7, 2018
A few story strands that fell oddly flat. But the central narrative and themes remain riveting.
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 17, 2018
Yes, the sophomore season of the streaming series is solid, but the narrative pressure to course-correct a rulebook established in season one is evident.
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 26, 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 20, 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.
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