I finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. There was a movie based on the book in 1990. And now there is a tv show based on the book on Hulu. The movie has Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Robert Duvall.
Warning: there are some gross parts and some sex.
Before I begin, I have something to say. At first, I thought this is just fiction until I got to the part about what happened before the handmaids came into being. That is when I realized that this really could be the future. I mean Trump wants a wall, and terrorism is happening. It’s scary if this could happen. They twist the Bible to fit so they can control women and then secretly backtrack what they say with a nightclub of sorts.
Anyway, here’s what it is about a woman tells a story of being a handmaid. Handmaids are baby makers for the officials of what was America. It is called Gilead. If they weren’t in shape to be a handmaid, they are cleaners of toxic waste or farmers. Offred wants to escape in some way, but can’t. She later is “kidnapped” by an underground group called Mayday.
The movie and book are similar. But she and her daughter are given a name in the movie. The tv show (I only have seen the first episode so far) is little different. The Commander’s name is the same as the historical notes at the end of the book. Her daughter is given a name too.The ending of the movie is different. She kills the Commander. (I like this ending better than the book ending.)
I sorta liked the book. I didn’t like the ending because it leaves you hanging. Next, I’m listening to the Inferno by Dante Alighieri.
You can get the book The Handmaid’s Tale at Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
I’m a little sad because I gave away some shorts and two stirrup pants. The pants I have had since sixth grade. Yes, they still fit. But it’s time to give them up. I ordered two new pants from Amazon to replace them. The thing though is that I had to use three of my other gift cards to get the pants.
I’m still reading The Handmaid’s Tale. I got antsy and I went ahead watched the movie and the first episode of the show. I’ll post about them on Tuesday. I hopefully finish the book either tomorrow or Sunday. The last two Left Behind books came available, but I’m going to read Dante’s Divine Comedy next.
I had been watching Still Star Crossed on ABC. It’s a pretty good show. It’s about what happens after Romeo and Juliet die. I have been trying to find some more shows to watch. I had been watching Salem on Netflix, but it’s getting not so good. I’m still watching 13 Reasons Why too. But I can only watch them once a week. My mother and I started watching The Preacher. It’s getting pretty good. I decided to try out This is Us. It’s so good. My mother loves it too. We binged a few episodes.
My mother also taped Midnight Texas. It’s pretty good.
Over the weekend, I watched the season finale of The Blacklist. I love the show because it reminds me of Silence of the Lambs. To the writers, thank you, but you left more questions at the end.
Last season finale, Red’s cleaner was shot in the head and left for dead by Red himself. He was mad that she helped Liz escape. His cleaner ends surviving and is nursed back to health by a guy. This season Kaplan gets her revenge on Red by getting the FBI involved and turning his associates. In the end, Kaplan kills herself which is sad. And there is no hinting around. Yay!! Liz finally finds out that Red is her father!!
But my question is did Liz’s mother drown? I mean a few past episodes it was said she drowned. But it looks like maybe Liz maybe shot her mother by accident the night of the house fire and Red covered it up by starting the house fire.
I can’t wait for next season.
I was so excited that Into the Badlands was coming back on tv. My mother and I really like the show. But I don’t like one part of this season’s finale. Even though I didn’t like that one part, I can’t wait for next season.
Into The Badlands is a martial arts show. Chris did like some of the first season. He watched some of it while we are in Las Vegas. This season Sunny is on his way back to the Badlands to get his son and girlfriend. M.K. was in a monastery where he was trying to control his power. But in the end, he loses it. The widow believes he can get it back though. Sunny does get back to the Badlands, but his girlfriend kills Quinn (yay) and herself (boo). Sunny does get his son back.
There is a tv show that my mother and I have been loving. It is called Victoria. It is on the PBS Masterpiece show. The show is about Queen Victoria. My mother thinks it’s better than the tv show Reign.
This past Sunday was the season finale. Queen Victoria has her first kid out of nine kids in the season finale. The new season won’t be on until August. I can’t wait. I love the theme song on the show.
I hardly watch sitcoms. Last year it was announced that there will a new sitcom about a boy with cerebral palsy. It’s called Speechless. I thought it might be a neat show. I have mild cerebral palsy. I don’t have it as bad as the character JJ.
When it came close to tape the show, I was a little worried that they would make fun of him. I decided to tape the show anyway. I’m glad I did. I think it’s a cute show. People have said that they think the family is rude. But I think it’s more sarcasm than rudeness.
You can stream the show through Amazon.com.