The arrival of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale, couldn't have arrived on a more perfect occasion. Blatant parallels between Donald Trump's America and the dystopian Gilead state are prevalent, though the initial season of The Handmaid's Tale provided glimpses of a existence that is far gloomier.
Production for show started in September, and Hulu have since confirmed that the show made a come-back to the US on April 25th 2018.
It made a come-back to the UK on the 20th May at 9pm. British reactions to the show have been varied. Tweet's have labelled it as being eye-opening thought-provoking, to harping along the lines of stereotypical raging feminism.
If you are unfamiliar with the name Margaret Atwood or the Handmaid's Tale, you may have heard about her through one of her glorious book titles, including, 'The Circle Game,' 'Cat's Eye,' 'The Blind Assassin', 'Oryx and Crake,' among a variety of other works. She is an award-winning Canadian poet, essayist and novelist.
Here are just a few ways in which the audience reacted to the Handmaid's Tale series, based on her book, below:
Just started watching The Handmaid’s Tail and damn it’s crazy but eye-opening and very thought-provoking all at once
— Caleb '\- (@cal_b) May 21, 2018
is anyone watching The Handmaid's Tail? I don't know what to make of it... it's so bizarre, but I can't stop watching it.
— The Empty Nest (@justsaying0716) May 19, 2018
Me: *watching the Handmaid's Tail
John: "I don't know why you watch stuff that fuels your feminist tendencies."
Me: "get into the sea boy you're not my commander!"
— Stacey McMurtry (@SLMcMurtry) May 21, 2018