Tonight, HULU debuts “The Handmaid’s Tale” in a ten-episode run. Based on the book by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, this series has had a lot of promotion, and promises to be equally creepy and time-appropriate.
The Handmaid’s Tale follows Offred, a young, fertile woman who is forced in her world to conceive against her will. But worse than that, she is terrified to resist. Offred is both afraid and strong, and her bravery trying to escape this role is eye-opening. The trailer looks scary enough…I’m not sure I’ll even make it through the first episode.
If you grew up in Canada, you probably had to read Atwood’s THE HANDMAID’S TALE for English class in high school. While for most of us, it was the first introduction to Atwood’s strange and often confusing worlds, this book probably stuck with many of us. It will be interesting to see how HULU plays out the idea over the course of 10 weeks.
Will you watch?