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  1. alexvillage

    S03.E02: Mary and Martha

    No, it is their family doctor. Part of the family became Canadian citizens shortly after the other part got their residency approved. The second made appointments with a family doctor and one specialist about two weeks after they received their cards. It is the same doctor (the family doctor) that sees the first half of the family. They are in Alberta, so it is possible that there is a difference. And, as I said, the ER care I got was excellent, and much cheaper than over here. And I waited less than 2 hours. Over here my last wait was almost 3 hours just to get inside the room. Unless you are bleeding, become unconscious or have a seizure, you wait.
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    S03.E03: Useful

    Haha, I guess my brain finds the show more boring than I am consciously aware. I don't remember that.
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    S03.E03: Useful

    I think he wanted to show her that he has the power to do whatever he wants, even if he refuses to rape the handmaids. To me it is still the male dominance position: I can crush you, I could even rape you, but I choose the direction your life will take, including if I want to help your resistance. Mansplaining all around. Something I guess we will never know, because writers, is if Lawrence has ever done the rape ritual because in the first season we were led to believe (at least I was) that there was some kind of pressure on the commanders to impregnate a handmaid. Or maybe he is the most powerful commander, not only getting a pass on having people coming to him and not participating in the other rituals.
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    S03.E02: Mary and Martha

    Sometimes the lead actors become EP but don't have much power to change the direction of the stories. It is more like an extra income that is part of the terms of a contract. I don't know the real situation in Canada, although I have family member who just became residents and had no problem setting a first appointment (wait for the appointment was about two months, which is about the same I wait in the U.S. to see a specialist). I got the flu visiting Canada and the waiting in the ER wasn't any different from the wait in the U.S. either. I do think that in the case of a refugee, someone who they know don't get any real medical care, they would have a system in place, if not as kindness and compassion, at least to avoid possible contamination to the rest of the population.
  5. alexvillage

    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    What confuses me about this is the "national attention" part. Are they in Gilead? How would the attention affect the Waterfords negatively if Gilead doesn't have a free press, and Fred and Serena have already done things that would get negative attention of the other commanders?
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    S03.E04: God Bless the Child

    Yes, but we know how the writers work. They believe their ideas for plots are super awesome and they need to get to the plot fast. They are also lazy as fuck, so anything will do, even things that make no sense, even in a dystopian world. Because elaborating the "how" to get there would take too much time that they MUST have for the close ups, or they would have to stop the slow motion walks. That's fair but, as someone already mentioned in this thread, the birth of a child in a world where birth rates are falling would make everyone a little more concerned about the dangers of bringing an infant to a protest. Lazy writing either way.
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    House Hunters International

    I usually watched HGTV but I caught some of the episodes in this show - out of order - and gosh, the script writers need to get their act together. Example 1: couple with baby. Mom does not want stairs because it is too hard to get the stroller up. Sees house with a few steps. Doesn't like it because of the steps. Sees another house with fewer steps. LOVES the house so steps are not a problem anymore, never to be mentioned. They get the place with the steps. Example 2: couple with 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls) looking for house. Walking through mom says "this room with two beds is for daughter #1, this room with two beds is for daughter #2, oh, no! this room has only one bed! the boys cannot share a bed!" SERIOUSLY? And then the privilege of being privileged for anyone to see: college kid is confused about his future, maybe needs to take some time off from college. Fine. Mom decides that she needs to buy him a whole house, at the beach, it has to be right on the sand, so he can "find himself" because he MUST be able to step out of the house and go scuba diving, and if there are roads, it is a no_no because white rich college kid cannot cross the road while he is "all alone out there". Gee, people! I know those shows are scripted but I wonder if the people showing their shit can at least say when it is too much. Because it is too much, inconsistent and makes most of them look like picky assholes.
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    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    It does make sense when she says it, and in the context of PTSD.
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    Spoilers For the Hulu Show

    It would be incredibly clumsy and inconsistent, considering the tJune send her daughter with another man to Luke. It would be almost like "lesbians: need to be forgiven because how could them seek pleasure in a terrible situation? Straight people: OMG, it was a terrible situation, forgive them!" We know that consistency is not the writer's quality so...
  10. alexvillage

    S03.E04: God Bless the Child

    I can read this and accept that she is confused/conflicted. Abuse is the worst, it messes up with feelings and reason. The problem I have with this being included in the show has more to do with the bad writing related to this; bad directing; bad acting by EM. Pick one, or all. It doesn't convince me in the context of what the episodes have shown and how the characters are being written. She is confused when reflecting on her life, but she doesn't act confused or conflicted when chit-chatting with Fred. They should have left the reflection in the book.
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    S03.E04: God Bless the Child

    I don't like June season 2 and I don't like June season 3. I don't like Elizabeth Moss. I don't relate to beauty in a way TV and movies push on us. I find some people beautiful for some reasons, and not beautiful for others and I don't care if they are not beautiful or attractive, whatever that means. All this is just to say that I think EM has a great smile - not the smirk - but the open, happy smile. Those flashback scenes in the church even got me to warm up to her a little bit.
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    The Eyes: News and Media

    We talk about how Serena was a co-rapist but not enough how she was also a pimp, setting up June and Nick and watching what was also a rape, at the time.
  13. alexvillage

    S03.E04: God Bless the Child

    I guess there are several points that could be developed into a good story but get lost in the writer's mess. Aunt Lydia could be having PTSD and her reactions could be the frustration she feels, maybe some guilty for training handmaids to be raped. Something could be developed from there but will probably be forgotten after the next slow motion long walk.
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    S03.E02: Mary and Martha

    I am amusing myself by picturing the final episode of the series that will have June, all smirk big faced, wearing she sort of Wonder Woman outfit, marching across the border into Canada, parting rivers and forests, with all Handmaids, Martha's and freed children behind her, as the wives who changed sides drag their husbands as a punishment, leaving them just before the border crossing to fend for themselves without any woman. Of course, at the pace this show is going, I bet I'll give up watching way before the final season.
  15. alexvillage

    S03.E03: Useful

    Compared to the book
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