The All-Female Republic of io9 Discusses The Handmaid's Tale Season Finale

Under Oprah’s Eye. We’ve ended yet another year in Gilead, and things are looking bleak. To commemorate another heartbreaking season inside a patriarchal dystopia, the staff of io9 have gotten together to talk about the second season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale, including that shocking ending that’s divided even…

The Handmaid's Tale Delivers a Series Triumph

It’s a moment nine months in the making—although, in another way, it’s been in the works a lot longer than that. The most recent episode of The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t just a gorgeous hour of television, it’s done something few other shows or films ever have: It gave us the miracle of life, in all its pain and beauty.…

On This Week's Grim, Gruesome Handmaid's Tale, Gilead Rolls Out Its Eeriest Ritual Yet 

Pregnant, imprisoned, and with a deeply broken spirit after nearly tasting freedom, June—who now willingly answers to “Offred”—drifts through this week’s Handmaid’s Tale, “Seeds,” with frightening detachment. But a teeny bit of much-needed hope still manages to peek through the misery.

This Week's Handmaid's Tale Reminds Us That Even the Strongest Soul Has a Breaking Point

Another week, another harrowing episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. “Other Women” unearths an unpleasant time in June’s past, and also parades a new fresh hell before her eyes—bringing our pregnant heroine, who has already suffered immensely, to a new level of despair. Whatever happened to that revolution?

Offred Goes Mission: Impossible as The Handmaid's Tale Sets the Stage for a Revolution

This latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale hit a lot of familiar notes. Offred and the Commander pay a visit to Jezebels? Ofwarren is acting paranoid and scared? Serena Joy is sad she doesn’t have a baby? Checks all around. On the surface, it felt a little repetitive—but it was also laying the foundation for next…

The Handmaid's Tale Takes Its First Major Departure From the Book, and It's Excellent

Last week’s episode showed that Hulu’s TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t afraid to take us outside of Offred’s point of view, even if it was just in flashback before. “The Other Side” has taken things a step further, centering an entire episode around another character, and giving us a new look at what’s…

The Latest Handmaid's Tale Is About Taking What You Can When There's Nothing Left

The latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale deals with answering one important question: How does someone cope with having no power? When everything is taken away, how do you keep from falling apart? For Offred, Ofglen, and dozens of other handmaids in Gilead, it’s about taking whatever you can. Because when you have…

The Handmaid's Tale Gives More Proof That Men Are Monsters

I’m guessing the fourth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale will go down as the slowest episode of the season. It’s a lot of set-up and world-building, going further into the role that women are forced to play in this man’s world. However, that’s kind of a blessing. In a horrific dystopia like Gilead, sometimes you need to…