The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Brown Cow...STUNNING

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    This has been ordered to series by Hulu starring Elizabeth Moss to come out in 2017 :disco:

    Not sure if the story has ten episodes in it but it will definitely be better than the movie.
     
  2. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Oooh!
     
  3. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken Trust the Duchess

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    Apart from Faye Dunnaway, the move was massive let down. I definitely think there is ten episodes here, as each day, task or room was filled with such dread, strategy, sardonic humour and anxiety that they could totally pull it off. Ah Offred. I'm looking forward to this.
     
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    OMG.

    The book is amazing, this is stunning news. I never watched the film due to terrible reviews.
     
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    Great news. I really want this to be a stage play. I'd love to direct it.
     
  6. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Our Atwood cup runneth over!

    http://www.avclub.com/article/sarah-polley-and-american-psychos-mary-harron-team-238574

    If they get this right it has the potential to be spectacular.
     
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  7. Phoenix

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    Also Darreb Aronofsky is developing Oryx and Crake for HBO called MaddAdam.
     
  8. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Samira Wiley (Poussey from Orange is the New Black) has been cast in The Handmaid's Tale as Moira, Offred's best friend.
     
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    OMG.

    I am Atwood obsessed right now.
     
  10. Phoenix

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    :disco: wow

    I'm reading Alias Grace now.
     
  11. straightorbroken

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    Not read Alias Grace in over 10 years, it's her masterpiece.
     
  12. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Such brilliant casting. :disco:
     
  13. Ag

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    It's genius actually.
     
  14. straightorbroken

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    She's not who I'd have in mind, but her final scene with Offred in that sleazy brothel-discotheque I remember being really moved by.
     
  15. Phoenix

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    I was looking at the IMDb page and apparently Ann Dowd has been cast as Aunt Lydia which is another amazing casting.
     
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    Much more like it.
     
  17. Phoenix

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    Joseph Fienns will be playing the commander and Yvone Strahovaki will play Serena which makes no sense.
     
  18. Ag

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    Joseph is another awesome call. He's so the commander!
     
  19. straightorbroken

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    Of the movie's flaws, Robert Duvall's casting was not one of them. Meh, I suppose Fienns is nice to look at - he'd be better as that soldier Offred is told to try and get herself pregnant by, but I suppose that wouldn't be a big enough part.
     
  20. Phoenix

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    The bigger problem is that Serena is supposed to be older and shriveled which is not possible with this actress.
     
  21. Phoenix

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    April 26

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  22. Ag

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    omg
     
  23. Kate

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    I literally just finished reading this last night. MUCH EXCITE.
     
  24. Kate

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    She is FAR too young to be Serena though :daf:
     
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    It looks great and apparently they are deviating from the book. There is talk of it being more than one season although I'm not sure if that's true.
     
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  26. vespertine

    vespertine Everything comes full circle

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    CANNOT wait.
     
  27. Ag

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    Me neither. Who the blazes are you with 214 posts since 2007?
     
  28. vespertine

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    [​IMG] I'd say quality over quantity but I give neither.

    This is eerie as well.



    God I hope this is brilliant. Shame it's on Hulu.
     
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    is that the guy from Maroon 5 in the third still?
     
  30. Phoenix

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    No, that's Joseph Fiennes of Shakespeare in Love
     
  31. Ag

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    Such a shame Shakespeare in Love started doing throw away lazy tropical house.
     
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    I am SO excited by this. Love Elizabeth Moss, LOVE Samira Wiley.
     
  33. Ag

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    It looks how I and I assume everyone imagines it. But then it would, what with Atwood's vivid description.
     
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    I can't even begin. Honestly.
     
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  35. VoR

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    Full trailer

     
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  36. ameraal

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    this has started. anyone?
     
  37. JillTyrell

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    I kept meaning to read this prior to watching it but never got around to it.

    Is it essential to read the book first or should I just watch the show and then read afterwards?
     
  38. Phoenix

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    I watched he first ten minutes last night, seemed great but I have so many shows that I might wait until next week. I still need to catch up with Line of Duty before the finale.
     
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    WTF is HULU anyway. I will ask Mr Kate to try & illegally download it for me
     
  40. VoR

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    Can't seem to find this on my usual sources. Anyone?
     

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