Hulu’s “Fertility Games?”
First, if last night’s Golden Globes illustrated one thing AGAIN, it’s that the best television is NOT on the networks. In fact, more and more, it can be found on subscription services. There were wins for shows on Amazon and Best Drama (and actress in a drama) came from Netflix (“The Crown”).
Second, USUALLY, I’m SOOOO over the “Dystopian” whatever in terms of shows/movies. I mean, I loved the first “Hunger Games,” but after that…I was pretty much done.
THAT being said, I came across a trailer for a new show coming to Hulu, that has me considering a free trial at least! Sounding like something from a required Chaucer reading, and starring the fantastic Elizabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) “The Handmaid’s Tale” bows April 26th with its 10-episode first season.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“The drama series is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.”