In what maybe the best television series ever made, The Handmaid's tale is both fascinating and extremely hard to watch at the same time. This and so many things make it a masterpiece small screen marvel.
It's hard to describe how good The Handmaid's Tale is. From the very first scene to the last, viewers are pulled into it's horrific world and some how don't want to leave it. Everything about Hulu's new T.V. show is near perfect, but perhaps the best thing by far is the performance by lead actress Elizabeth Moss. It's not just the performance of the year but a performance of a life time and is one of the very reasons why The Handmaid's Tale is so good.
Let's be clear. There's really nothing like The Handmaid's Tale on television, even streaming. While it does fit in the same categories as such recent movie and T.V. works like The Hunger Games & The Man In the High Castle as a post apolaypstic society, it's really nothing like them. The Handmaid's Tale is clearly a work of art on it's own, and that's of course because of it's intense source material from one of the most influential novels of the 20th century.
This in return makes the show so intense that at many times it's hard to watch, yet at the same time, you're magically drawn into the cruel world it creates. One of the reasons that makes the Handmaid's Tale so haunting is that it really isn't science fiction but a thing that could very much happen in the real world. The Handmaid's Tale also isn't a big production like the Man in the High Castle or The Hunger Games, yet, the show is so vivid and visually stunning that it's chilling. It uses the lighting and cinematography in each scene extremely well. There really isn't a bad scene, or moment in the Handmade's Tale, and after the first episode, your instantly hooked.
Above all else, the acting by everyone involved in the Handmade's Tale is top notch. The actors make the show more believable then anything else, especially Elizabeth Moss. She's extremely captivating on screen and her performance is truly a gem, one that will be talking about for years to come.
The Handmaid's Tale is now a reason to get Hulu Plus, and it's well worth sinking your teeth into. Just beware that this show isn't for everyone.