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The Handmaid's Tale UK C4

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App1eCakes Thu 25-May-17 23:43:10

Couldn't find a thread about this already. I read a review of this in the Guardian today and saw it will be on TV on C4 on Sunday.

I'm really looking forward to watching it even though the book is so disturbing. And the reviews of the show have been very positive so far. Anyone else?

No spoilers please for anyone with fancy shmancy access to US episodes (even if we know what's happening 'cause we've read the book...)

TheDrsDocMartens Fri 26-May-17 04:41:48

Ooh Sunday? This week?

OutComeTheWolves Fri 26-May-17 04:57:36

Not going to spoil it (I've seen up to episode 6) all I'll say is that it's fantastic. They've really made it quite sinister and believable the way her rights are slowly eroded.

FixItUpChappie Fri 26-May-17 05:12:41

I'm not in the Uk and its already well into the season in my neck of the woods. no spoilers but I wanted to say I really like it and personally feel it is picked up steam as its gone along...looking forward to more smile

HardcoreLadyType Fri 26-May-17 05:35:54

I'm so pleased to have seen this thread. I follow Margaret Atwood on Twitter, so I have seen loads of people talking about it for weeks. I didn't know when it would come to the UK.

She seems really pleased with it, so I'm guessing the way the story is shown is close to the story she wanted to tell in the book.

I'm really excited to see it, now!

Donostia Fri 26-May-17 05:54:17

I've seen the first five episodes and it's brilliant! Even having read the book there are surprises, they've padded the book out, and normally that annoys me about adaptations but with this it makes it even more sinister I think.

lilydaisyrose Fri 26-May-17 06:55:18

I haven't read the book so no storyline spoilers either please! Looking forward to this!

CurbsideProphet Fri 26-May-17 07:49:22

I'll be watching on Ch4. I've read the book quite a few times, so I'm very much looking forward to it smile

Fairylea Fri 26-May-17 07:50:35

Cannot wait to see this.

I remember reading the book when I was about 17 and being so excited and engaged with it that I stayed up all night to finish it!

BikeRunSki Fri 26-May-17 07:51:15

Very much looking forward to this. I don't think it's going to be cosy Sunday night viewing somehow!

Bellaposy Fri 26-May-17 07:51:38

I've seen the first 5 episodes and it's excellent! Disturbing but brilliant.

BikeRunSki Fri 26-May-17 07:52:57

I remember reading the book when I was about 17 and being so excited and engaged with it that I stayed up all night to finish it!.

Me too. I think I was slightly younger, maybe 15/16. I think it should be compulsory reading for all 16 year old girls.

Fairylea Fri 26-May-17 07:56:23

Bikerunski definitely. I am trying to get my 14 year old dd to read it at the moment!

bonbonours Fri 26-May-17 07:57:39

Thanks for this post, I loved the book and didn't know it was coming on telly. Can't wait.

BikeRunSki Fri 26-May-17 07:59:43

Good work Bella. At 5, I suspect my DD is still a little young!

Gowgirl Fri 26-May-17 08:05:17

I was so pissed off I couldn't stream this, my Sunday is sorted now....

Creatureofthenight Fri 26-May-17 08:06:59

Looking forward to it, love the book and have seen lots of positive press about the show.

Ulysses Fri 26-May-17 08:14:12

I've just read the book because I knew this TV show would be starting soon and it was fantastic.

Redredredrose Fri 26-May-17 08:35:59

I'm up to episode six - so excited that this be on UK tv so we can talk about it! I'll be rewatching with DP, so I can talk about each episode as it airs here. It's really good.

UrsulaPandress Fri 26-May-17 08:38:05

It's on the A level syllabus this year.

EsmesBees Fri 26-May-17 08:41:01

Also looking forward to this. Loved the book but not read it for years. I worry it won't be as powerful as I remember.

CowParsleyNettle Fri 26-May-17 08:52:03

Saw the trailer the first time, didn't pay attention. Saw it again and was intrigued. Am now 60% of the way through the book and hoping to finish before Sunday!

Footle Fri 26-May-17 11:21:14

I worry it will be just as powerful as I remember , more so in fact, and I won't be watching.

FloweryTwat Fri 26-May-17 11:24:01

I did this for a level 20 odd years ago and it's the only book I've re read (several times) for pleasure since.

Looking forward to seeing the series. Saw the film too, which wasn;t bad.

FairfaxAikman Fri 26-May-17 11:27:25

I've seen it and loved it. It's been made relevant to the present time without deviating significantly from the source material (slight spoiler- there is a bit which addresses what happens elsewhere, which I think worked well)

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