How much input does Margaret Atwood have? I wish it was more, and that she'd shut down some of the bullshit.
I am very forgiving, perhaps overly so, of June, first of her name, the unburnt, breaker of chains blah blah blah. She can't narrate from a cell with her tongue cut out, and the show has put her through a lot of torture that people have already complained was too much. I think in some ways the writers are between a rock and a hard place trying to strike a balance between her defiance and her misery BUT THEY ALSO DO LAZY CRAP WRITING. The "it's not love" line in the book was basically June trying to reconcile why she felt a very small amount of empathy with Book Fred, who is horrible but much less explored than the rape hungry, amputating, perpetually cruel dumpster fire garbage monster we know and hate. It was a bad decision to put it in the show--just added to the throwaway filler.