The Handmaiden's Tale (review) 4/26/'17

@bunnybon7 (35546)
Holiday, Florida
April 26, 2017 4:42pm CST
Finally here on Hulu. Been waiting with bated breath So, far it has not disappointed. I read this story in a book many years ago. 1985 by Margaret Atwood. Very good writer. Then I watched the movie in 1990.now I get to watch a series and it is all very accurate like the original story. of a future world taken over by a military type group because of a fertility crises in future. Women that can bare a child (and there are few) are made slaves and placed in houses with commanders to have children for them. Its quite creepy as they are watched all the time and anyone against this treatment is punished or just killed. The story is told by one such girl named Offred. meaning she belongs to Fred "of Fred". got to get back to it now. its exciting. will talk more about it later and return to comment and read your posts. Just recommending a very good scary movie/book/ series. if you watch let me know what you think.
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@epiffanie (9945)
• Australia
26 Apr 17
Offred ... interesting name...
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• San Jose, California
26 Apr 17
All of the handmaidens have names like that... Offred, Ofwarren, Ofglen, etc.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
@spiderdust yes. quite a writer that Atwood wouldn't you say? i watched all 3 episodes. just hope they don't span them out so far like others.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
because she is a slave to the commander Fred, she is called of fred..see? lol. they are all named after their masters of whom they are concubines.
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@amadeo (61965)
• United States
26 Apr 17
thank you.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
i hope you will like it and don't feel i wasted your time reading about this. lol
@amadeo (61965)
• United States
27 Apr 17
@bunnybon7 no.This is how I learn about things.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
@amadeo me too. lol
@boiboing (12201)
• Northampton, England
27 Apr 17
I'm sure it's the Handmaid's tale - not handmaiden's.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
oh sorry. i didn't realize i had it wrong
@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
so embarrassing. think i could edit it or just leave it. don't know why i just blustered on
• Banks, Oregon
27 Apr 17
Sounds very interesting i have never read the book but may check out the series later
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
it is quite interesting to think of a scary future like that
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• Banks, Oregon
27 Apr 17
@bunnybon7 Sounds so interesting
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@KrauseHome (34989)
• United States
27 Apr 17
Not heard of this ine. Will have to look for it on our Dragon Box.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
its on Hulu original series
@DianneN (74653)
• United States
27 Apr 17
I read the book years ago. Enjoy the series. It sounds great!
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
yes i enjoyed it so far almost as much as the book and movie years ago.
@franxav (4760)
26 Apr 17
Oh, the pains humans can give to other humans!
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
its science fiction but could have some truth in our present day the way we are going
@spiderdust (5808)
• San Jose, California
26 Apr 17
Oh, I'm so glad to hear that it's better than the 1990 movie. This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. I wish it had come out last year, maybe the election would have turned out differently.
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@bunnybon7 (35546)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Apr 17
i see what you mean