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 I just finished watching the first episode of The Handmaid's Tale, and I'm emotionally beaten to a pulp. You think Insidious is scary? Or The Exorcist? This show is pure horror! Terror! Creeping dread! It's very well done, and it's been decades since I read the book, so I'm not comparing them as such. It's the proximity to real life that makes it so unsettling. Brrr.

If the US ever becomes a true theocracy (which doesn't sound so crazy these days, does it), I will smuggle all of you into Canada and keep you hidden in my basement. It's nice, and has a kitchenette, so. xoxoxox

Date: 2017-05-04 02:46 am (UTC)
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The Handmaid's Tale is terrifying. I was of two minds about watching it - not sure if I wanted to put myself through that. Emotional pulp sounds about right.

Date: 2017-05-04 03:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zyrya
I have the first three eps, but have decided til the whole season is out before I watch. I re-read the book a few months ago and am not prepared for any cliffhangering. I like my dystopian near-future nightmares to be uninterrupted ha.

Date: 2017-05-04 05:58 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Buffy Angry (BUF-Buffy Smash-ruuger)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
If the US ever becomes a true theocracy (which doesn't sound so crazy these days, does it)

I haven't seen it nor read the book, but indeed it doesn't sound crazy when stories like this are in the news: https://www.themarysue.com/sessions-doesnt-get-the-joke/

Date: 2017-05-05 01:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] molly_may
I don't have Hulu, so I haven't watched the show, but I tried recently to reread the book (which I also first read decades ago!), and found it so unsettling and disturbing that I couldn't get through it. Reality is just a wee bit too close to fiction for comfort, these days.

Date: 2017-05-08 02:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ringthebells
I haven't seen the show yet at all, but I first read the book when I was a teenager, and in fact I very distinctly remember that (reading the book) as the moment when I came to the frightening realization that progress wasn't automatic, and that women's rights were something we could lose.

Brr indeed.

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