The Handmaid's Tale S4 at C4 pace (no spoilers from Hulu subscribers)

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Faircastle Sun 20-Jun-21 14:55:13

A thread for those watching Season 4 of the Handmaid's Tale on Channel 4 starting this evening. There's another thread for those who have already streamed it via Hulu, so it would be good if we could keep this one free of spoilers for episodes beyond those Channel 4 has broadcast.

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Hoghgyni Sun 20-Jun-21 15:31:01

How far away from the book is if now? I've never watched the series & I must have read the book around 20 years ago. Does it still have the original Margaret Atwood vibe?

TheSpottedZebra Sun 20-Jun-21 17:02:57

Ooh placemarking! As per other thread, I am rewatching Series 1-3 and I'm only on S3 Ep3so I'm not watching tonight, not until I've finished all of series 3.

I love it sooo much grin

It was a bit disconcerting however to see in Series 1 an episode where they were wearing face masks, and where there had just been an attack on the US Capitol. Felt terrifyingly prescient.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 20-Jun-21 17:04:23

Hoghgyni

How far away from the book is if now? I've never watched the series & I must have read the book around 20 years ago. Does it still have the original Margaret Atwood vibe?

I'd say same vibe, yes. MA is still a contributor or some such. Obviously to fill out all those episodes they've had to make up a lot of action.

Crinkle77 Sun 20-Jun-21 17:08:29

Yes @TheSpottedZebra I thought the same. This quote makes me feel the same about the curtailment of our freedoms since covid ​

'Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen.'

viques Sun 20-Jun-21 17:38:35

Bookmarking for later! Blessed Day.

Its90minutestonight Sun 20-Jun-21 17:53:39

Remember, even the whiff of a spoiler will get you sent to the wall.

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dapsnotplimsolls Sun 20-Jun-21 17:58:36

Nearly finished re-watching S3. The scenes in Washington with the Handmaid's wearing masks were unnerving, particularly what was behind them. If I saw someone wearing a red mask in a shop now, I'm not sure what I'd do!

StylishMummy Sun 20-Jun-21 18:02:10

So excited for this evening, I debated buying the Hulu US subscription but want to talk about it with friends without accidentally dropping spoilers grin will be watching! The last we saw of June she was shot and the other hand maids were carrying her through the woods

CurbsideProphet Sun 20-Jun-21 18:02:58

I had considered rewatching 1-3 in advance but it was all stressful enough first time round. Hopefully there will be a bit of a flashback / reminder to refresh my memory!

paniniswapx3 Sun 20-Jun-21 18:06:36

Blessed be the fruit! Praise be Bitches!

viques Sun 20-Jun-21 18:12:24

CurbsideProphet

I had considered rewatching 1-3 in advance but it was all stressful enough first time round. Hopefully there will be a bit of a flashback / reminder to refresh my memory!

The last bit of the last series was Fred and Serena in Canadian Chokey , the children’s exodus , and wounded June being carried through the woods by fellow handmaids. It could go anywhere from there. Though in a trailer I spotted Nick! (Sorry ,is that a spoiler)

Faircastle Sun 20-Jun-21 18:21:10

I'm watching the last episode of S3 to prepare.

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paniniswapx3 Sun 20-Jun-21 18:22:05

All those kids and when the dad and little girl recognise each other - phenomenal!

BeeDavis Sun 20-Jun-21 18:39:07

I’ve seen the whole of series 4, watched it every Wednesday morning and it’s fabulous! I hope you all enjoy it, blessed be the fruit ❤️

Wolfiefan Sun 20-Jun-21 18:49:12

I was going to rewatch earlier series but can’t find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction??

dapsnotplimsolls Sun 20-Jun-21 18:59:24

Wolfiefan

I was going to rewatch earlier series but can’t find it. Can anyone point me in the right direction??

All4.

UhtredRagnarson Sun 20-Jun-21 18:59:32

Hello. Signing in for this thread. (Thank you @Faircastle for starting it) I couldn’t remember if I had watched season 3 but thanks to @viques I now remember I did.

Looking forward to season 4. I know season 3 got a bit carried away with itself so I’m expecting much of the same from season 4 but maybe it will surprise me.

HoobleDooble Sun 20-Jun-21 19:00:41

Is this a new series?

dapsnotplimsolls Sun 20-Jun-21 19:00:54

www.channel4.com/programmes/the-handmaids-tale/episode-guide/series-3

colouringindoors Sun 20-Jun-21 19:03:21

ooooo thanks for the reminder!

Braveheart35 Sun 20-Jun-21 19:04:54

Can’t wait! Season 3 seems sooooo long ago!

PurpleSplodge Sun 20-Jun-21 19:07:21

I had totally forgotten it was on tonight, busy weekend. I am now so excited! Thanks for the reminder!!

FrankiesKnuckle Sun 20-Jun-21 19:13:08

Thanks for starting this, I'm counting down the minutes now!
Rewatched S1-3 earlier this year in anticipation and i'm glad I did as I got to see all the nuances and little bits that get lost in memory.
Blessed day indeed!

Bowbridge Sun 20-Jun-21 19:33:46

So looking forward to tonight. It must be 2 years since the last series Series 3, so anyone who cares to remind me of what happened, I would be grateful.

How and who shot June? How were the children freed? etc

I have the subtitles at the ready to see the subtleties of the script and background mutterings (of which there are many!)

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