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  1. SWLinPHX

    I Am Mother (2019)

    All in all do you think Mother was a good mother?
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    Season 5 Discussion Thread

    I liked this season but I think people are being more critical of the three episodes because there are only three. Out of the two six-episode seasons I think there were at least three that were on par with or worse than these three.
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    S05.E02: Smithereens

    Contrary to what others are saying here (that this was just a pedestrian attempt at a lecture on texting and driving or even dependence on social media and smartphones in general), I feel it went further. I see a terrible path we are headed down where we are more isolated because of immersion in technology and also treat each other worse, not just due to online trolls or online criticism and bullying but that we devalue people as a dime a dozen; pics to be swiped left or right and easily dismissed. Many people are lonelier than ever too. Don't kid yourself to think that all this doesn't seep over into our everyday psyches in general. Chris's desperation should be something we all sympathize with to a point. I know I do.
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    S05.E01: Striking Vipers

    They did purposely show the scene in the beginning (eleven years earlier) where Karl mounts Danny on the sofa after playing the early, more primitive version of Striking Vipers. They must have shown that for some reason to indicate Karl was kind of into Danny in some way.
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    S06.E10: START

    All excellent points. I think it was very realistic that she would not end up in Russia. Both kids were too old and near adulthood to be forced to go to such a foreign, far-off and oppressive country at that point.
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    S06.E10: START

    How soon you forget about Pastor Tim.
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    S06.E10: START

    Yes, and it was a hit song from that same year, 1987, so all the better.
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    Renee: The future is cloudy....

    Very well put! I agree with this 100%
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    S02.E04: Other Women

    But June insisted Omar take her with him when she stood in front of the truck, and then was reckless alone in his home. She got him killed. June is a selfish, selfish girl! She realizes now, as Offred, that sometimes you have to go along to get along. She'll create a new normal for herself once she's used to it. It's only been hard because she keeps resisting.
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    S02.E04: Other Women

    Yes, she's very strict (as I said). But she tried to comfort her many times and even told her that Offred doesn't have to carry June's guilt. And also, instead of being angry that she ran away, she showed sympathy that she was "kidnapped" against her will. So that could have gone a lot worse. When you think about it, all of her disciplines were a direct result of one (or more) of the handmaids defying her.
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    S02.E04: Other Women

    It's good that June/Offred is now finally able to stop resisting and is being more mindful than willful. Aunt Lydia was trying to help her through her pregnancy but all she did was to defy her and act difficult. When you think about that household, Aunt Lydia is the glue that holds it all together. She has the conviction of her beliefs. She's strict at times, but truly has everyone's best interests at heart it seems deep down.
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    S06.E06: Rififi

    Is it just me or does anyone else find the mail robot kinda cute?
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    S02.E05: The Kennedy Curse

    Yeah, before it even happened I was thinking someone will probably accidentally call him "President Kennedy" and then he will be clued in to all. But her looking him up on her iPad and him seeing all his family's tragedies was moving. Plus there was the usual "fish out of water" trope that can be fun to witness.
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    S03.E10: New Year's Eve

    I have to admit, that Hungry Hungry Hippos scene was hard to watch (I don't like witnessing domestic violence).
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    S02.E07: Matrimonium

    That it's never too young to get married?
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