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Reed Morano's win was as delightful as Ann Dowd's whose win I least expected. I suspected Writing and Moss on Sunday night but the other wins totally unexpected.

I hope the streak continues to the Globes and SAGs awards. 

I don't know about eligibility, so I wonder if Alexis Bledel can be a contender in any of those races given her Guest status.

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On 9/17/2017 at 8:21 PM, Deputy Deputy CoS said:

Oh my. What a night!

They swept at the Emmys. Not even GoT have been able to win in so many main categories like that.

Congratulations on well deserved awards to all. 

I really hope the exposure mean more people watch the show. I think it it is that important  

In the last 35 years i.e. Moss's lifetime, the only other Drama that won Series, Writing, Directing, and 2 top acting awards was...The West Wing season 1, with a recurring turn by our very own Elisabeth Moss

On 9/18/2017 at 9:46 AM, Morksmate said:

^^^^^This! 

What I liked best about this show is that it took some real risks and I would love to see more shows do that.  I also like that it is giving the props to Hulu to produce more quality shows (until this year, I always felt like it was Netflix's ugly step-sibling in the world of original programming).

Well, so far no Netflix Drama Series has managed even a running total of two broadcast Primetime Emmys...

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8 hours ago, jjjmoss said:

Well, so far no Netflix Drama Series has managed even a running total of two broadcast Primetime Emmys...

True...but that is still far better than Hulu had done before this.  I might be wrong, but aren't the nominations/wins for this show the first that Hulu has ever received?

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https://www.omaze.com/experiences/handmaids-tale-united-we-plan?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=paid&utm_content&utm_campaign=experiences.handmaids-tale-united-we-plan&utm_term=Omaze_HandmaidsFans_F_DT&oa_h=4x0h0h
 

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Welcome to Gilead! Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it might seem. That’s because you’re getting the VIP, salvaging-free treatment as you visit the set of The Handmaid’s Tale. Get flown out, put up in a nice hotel and subjected to absolutely no psychological training, which is pretty cool. Also, the cast and crew are super friendly and accommodating, so they’ll happily show you around, answer any questions and make sure you can easily find the snacks. You could meet Elisabeth Moss, say what’s up to the Aunts and watch the cast shoot scenes from the upcoming season. You’ll see stuff before anyone else, so take it all in, and—please—no spoilers. Flights and hotel included.

 

Meeting Elizabeth Moss, sneak peak at season 2, benefits go to Planned Parenthood.

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NARAL is using the image and slogan from The Handmaid's Tale for their latest button. They also have nolite te bastardes carborundorum shirts! There's a black shirt, a red shirt, and a collection of other products (the collection has the word "bitches" at the end - there are water bottles, phone cases, coffee mugs, beach towels, notebooks, and several different types of bags).

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Golden Globe nominations:

Best Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Elisabeth Moss
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ann Dowd
 

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It's because of where they have their cut off dates. To be eligible for a 2017 Emmy nomination, the show had to air between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017. To be eligible for a 2018 Golden Globe nomination, the show had to air between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. The different cut off dates are also why S7 of Game of Thrones didn't get any Emmy nominations this year (people were freaking out because they didn't realize that it didn't begin airing until six weeks after the deadline so it wasn't eligible for the 2017 Emmys but it will be eligible for the 2018 Emmys).

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/can-disneys-21st-century-fox-deal-transform-hulu-into-threat-to-netflix/?ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=45932968
 

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Once the Disney-Fox transaction closes, Disney will have a controlling 60 percent interest in Hulu, which is currently jointly owned by Disney, Fox, Comcast and Time Warner. The service's ownership structure, however, also presents some challenges. According to Deadline.com, all four partners have tried to gain control of Hulu over the past two years and some have been approached by outside buyers. It remains unclear whether Disney will try to buy out its remaining partners' combined 40% stake.

In an interview with CNBC, Iger said Disney will be able to "direct" Hulu in ways that weren't possible when it was run by numerous partners, adding that the company will "be able to infuse Hulu with even more content. We will actually invest in content from both entities for Hulu."

 

much more at link, will this impact our show? 

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11 hours ago, Umbelina said:

much more at link, will this impact our show? 

I just had a horrible vision of a musical animated Handmaid’s Tale.

I’ll show myself out.

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2 hours ago, nodorothyparker said:

Entertainment Weekly's first look at season 2.  The costuming in one pic is a little ... unnerving to say the least.

No kidding. I'm sure I'll have nightmares about this pic:

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I wonder whose funeral that is. The red ribbons on the crosses suggest a Handmaid, but I thought they got sent to the colonies if they couldn't produce a baby after three "placements" or killed and hung up on the wall if they transgressed in any way. Maybe it's for a Handmaid that died in childbirth? As far as Gilead is concerned, that's probably the only "noble" way for a Handmaid to die.

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My guess is that the funeral is for a handmaid who fulfilled her duty to the course. Maybe they even bore multiple children or died at childbirth. 

A Handmaid had to have been extraordinary to warrant a funeral 

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On 5/11/2017 at 8:56 AM, kieyra said:

Hmm, somehow I didn't know Elisabeth Moss was a Scientologist, which is going to make the show a lot harder for me to watch. 

http://themuse.jezebel.com/isnt-it-relevant-that-the-star-of-the-handmaids-tale-be-1794667562

I will not watch this show or any of EM's work because of this. I just can't in good conscience, knowing that Scientology is an oppressive, destructive, fraudulent, greedy and vile cult, led by a psychopath. The irony is palpable and truly depressing. 

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She was born into Scientology.  Either way, your choice, she's a fabulous actress and this is an amazing show you are missing, the entire cast is wonderful.

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1 hour ago, Umbelina said:

She was born into Scientology.  Either way, your choice, she's a fabulous actress and this is an amazing show you are missing, the entire cast is wonderful.

She has ultimately made her own choice to continue in that religion. Religion is a choice, and one that should be made freely. I disagree with the concept of participating in a religion simply because you were "born into" it.

All religions have a "dark side" for lack of a better term. Scientology is no different from the rest in that respect. I would, on a personal level, prefer that the lead actress in this show was not a Scientologist, but I do appreciate how low-key she keeps it - it doesn't seem to affect anything outside of her own personal life - and I certainly wouldn't discriminate against the show for having an actress of a certain religion.

Of course, anyone/everyone is free to boycott a TV show if the people involved (or even just one person involved) do not meet their approval for any reason. However, as Umbelina stated, you are missing out on a great show - and I am curious as to what you were doing in the forum if you don't watch the show? Everyone is welcome, but I certainly don't have that much time on my hands ;)

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On 1/15/2018 at 10:55 PM, secnarf said:

She has ultimately made her own choice to continue in that religion. Religion is a choice, and one that should be made freely. I disagree with the concept of participating in a religion simply because you were "born into" it.

All religions have a "dark side" for lack of a better term. Scientology is no different from the rest in that respect. I would, on a personal level, prefer that the lead actress in this show was not a Scientologist, but I do appreciate how low-key she keeps it - it doesn't seem to affect anything outside of her own personal life - and I certainly wouldn't discriminate against the show for having an actress of a certain religion.

Of course, anyone/everyone is free to boycott a TV show if the people involved (or even just one person involved) do not meet their approval for any reason. However, as Umbelina stated, you are missing out on a great show - and I am curious as to what you were doing in the forum if you don't watch the show? Everyone is welcome, but I certainly don't have that much time on my hands ;)

The problem is, Scientology isn't a religion and doesn't just "have a dark side". It is an evil, destructive cult that is based on greed and intimidation. It was created by a nutjob science fiction writer, whose "teachings" are complete and utter nonsense, not to mention misogynistic, homophobic, and abusive. Its current leader is a violent, abusive man, and again, a nutjob. I've read and seen a lot about the subject, including every episode of Leah Remini's show Scientology and the Aftermath. How anyone with half a brain and half a conscience could be a member of this hideous organization is far beyond my comprehension.

I came on this forum because ads for the show with EM's face keep popping up on my screen, and it made me curious to see if her connection to Scientology had been mentioned. It took me a few minutes. I come on this site and look at many different forums as a way to wind down, as I'm sure many people do. 

The show looks interesting - it may or may not be something I would enjoy, but my instinct tells me I would like it and appreciate the skill and talent that goes into making it. But as I said in my first post, the palpable irony of the star of a show about a dystopian future where women are oppressed and treated like baby-making machines being a member in good standing of an oppressive, greedy, fraudulent, disgusting cult is too much. I truly hope she opens her eyes, and soon.

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As a Canadian, I'm tickled pink that a series filmed in Canada, with a number of Canadian actors and actresses (admittedly in minor roles), based on a book written by a Canadian, and even featuring a minor storyline set in Canada, is getting so much award love.

On another note, the S2 trailer looks gorgeous.

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On 1/17/2018 at 0:52 PM, Gothish520 said:

How anyone with half a brain and half a conscience could be a member of this hideous organization is far beyond my comprehension.

I truly hope she opens her eyes, and soon.

I'm less clear on how anyone with half a brain and half a conscious can get sucked in as a adult. If you've been raised in something like this, though, it's really easy not to see the damaging sides. If you've never known anything else, it's normal, and if they're doing a good job making sure everyone is properly indoctrinated, then there are answers and rebuttals to anything negative you might happen to come across about it, specifically intended to make sure you keep trusting what you've been taught all your life and distrusting anyone who suggests it might nt be so great. If it were so easy for a reasonable person to see the harm and walk away from it, cults in general would be a non-existant problem.

But I fully concur with your final sentiment.

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54 minutes ago, kingshearte said:

I'm less clear on how anyone with half a brain and half a conscious can get sucked in as a adult. If you've been raised in something like this, though, it's really easy not to see the damaging sides. If you've never known anything else, it's normal, and if they're doing a good job making sure everyone is properly indoctrinated, then there are answers and rebuttals to anything negative you might happen to come across about it, specifically intended to make sure you keep trusting what you've been taught all your life and distrusting anyone who suggests it might nt be so great. If it were so easy for a reasonable person to see the harm and walk away from it, cults in general would be a non-existant problem.

But I fully concur with your final sentiment.

Fair points. Leah Remini has talked extensively about how those raised in Scientology are indoctrinated hard core and there is always an answer for everything. The problem is, those answers are lies, smoke and mirrors. It usually takes a trigger, something egregious that wakes someone up to the realization that something is not right. Once that happens and the person finds the courage to break free, they often suffer a lot of guilt and shame over what they supported, and often what they actively participated in. The cult works hard to shelter members from the press, internet, etc. It's against their doctrine to read or listen to anything "bad" said about Scientology. In fact, if they do hear a negative thought or opinion from someone, they must report it. And then the person who said something bad will be punished.

That's just the tip of a sick, twisted iceberg. I can understand how those tactics may have been more successful back in the pre-internet age, but now, when information is so readily available, it's very hard to believe that these celebrities haven't heard or read what's really going on. 

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I think that (at least in famous actors' cases) if they were born into it?  They are FAR more protected by TPTB in Scientology, they don't see the worst of it, by far.  Also, if you love your parents/family?  Breaking away from it completely would end all of those relationships.  It's coercion and a type of blackmail.  They are prohibited from research as well...

At least she's not out there promoting it (at all) and she appears to dearly love her parents.  A case of "don't rock the boat" and a large chunk of denial maybe?

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One person's religion is another person's cult.  It's all brainwashing and indoctrination, regardless of what name you slap on it.

I think this show is awesome and will watch it regardless!  When does season 2 start?

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5 hours ago, Token said:

One person's religion is another person's cult.  It's all brainwashing and indoctrination, regardless of what name you slap on it.

I think this show is awesome and will watch it regardless!  When does season 2 start?

I have no use for any organized religion. Scientology takes it far beyond just indoctrination though. Truly sad and horrifying stuff.

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Reviews have started rolling in. My take is that it shouldn't be binged. I do hope they there is light at the end of the tunnel.There is only so much darkness this show can sustain 

 

These reviews reveal spoilers for the nest season so be warned.

The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Review: The Hulu Series Charges Ahead of the Book, and It’s for the Better

The Handmaid’s Tale explores the dark side of freedom in season 2: EW review

Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 struggles with depicting trauma

The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Review: Horror, Brutality, and Hope

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 is still strong, but verges on misery porn

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On 4/16/2018 at 7:20 PM, Deputy Deputy CoS said:

 

Wow.

I'm taking this to the spoiler thread.

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On 1/21/2018 at 1:27 PM, Eyes High said:

As a Canadian, I'm tickled pink that a series filmed in Canada, with a number of Canadian actors and actresses (admittedly in minor roles), based on a book written by a Canadian, and even featuring a minor storyline set in Canada, is getting so much award love.

On another note, the S2 trailer looks gorgeous.

That's interesting.  Why didn't they make the oppressive country Canada?

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On 4/19/2018 at 4:49 PM, Lemons said:

That's interesting.  Why didn't they make the oppressive country Canada?

Because if it were set in Canada, all the oppressors would be apologizing before they did awful things and nobody else would be able to relate.

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So far I have checked and Bravo hasn't put it on Sunday's lineup as of yet (I checked this morning through rogers cable box).  But they do have a 2 hour blocked time on Sunday night that states "TBA".  Hopefully that's it.

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1 hour ago, greekmom said:

So far I have checked and Bravo hasn't put it on Sunday's lineup as of yet (I checked this morning through rogers cable box).  But they do have a 2 hour blocked time on Sunday night that states "TBA".  Hopefully that's it.

It's on Hulu, not Bravo.  Unless something has change that I'm unaware of.

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1 hour ago, Umbelina said:

It's on Hulu, not Bravo.  Unless something has change that I'm unaware of.

In Canada we can watch it on Bravo Canada.

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4 hours ago, greekmom said:

So far I have checked and Bravo hasn't put it on Sunday's lineup as of yet (I checked this morning through rogers cable box).  But they do have a 2 hour blocked time on Sunday night that states "TBA".  Hopefully that's it.

Since you have Rodgers, I assume you are Canadian. I am subject to the Bell Overlords, and my DVR shows one new episode recording 10-11.06, with two more eps (titles not specified) recording from 11.06 pm and 1.17 am (Atlantic time).

I knew licensing rights between Canada and the US can be confounding. But I am glad that we Canadians can watch this show without a Hulu subscription.

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The Bravo website states it returns on the 29th, so I assume it will be somewhere in their lineup on that night!

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