Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”

Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. I am so tired. The episode opens with One-Eyed Batshit Janine handing off her baby to her commander's wife, though it's far from a smooth transaction. Janine is understandably resistant to let her baby go, though after her rapist/baby daddy gives her a reassuring nod, Janine relinquishes her daughter. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”

Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els

As promised, the long-anticipated (lol) discussion of Belinda Blinked 3, Chapter 2. We’ve got Els back on the blog to help us through this gorgeous trainwreck of a novel and discuss the delicate nuances of Rocky Flinstone’s latest offering. Grace: This is weird, we've never done a chat in this format before. Welcome back to … Continue reading Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”

Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. This week we're introduced to the shameless hypocrisy of Gilead's misogynistic new world order via Offred's attendance at a swanky 'secret' brothel. She's lucky enough to bag an invite from the creepy Commander Beardface, and we're lucky enough to have trash cans on hand to puke into every time … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”

Last episode ended with a bombshell about Luke, Offred's husband, having survived his encounter with the Guardians. This episode, we learn what's happened to Luke since. It kicks off with a flashback, showing us the same scene as in episode one - June (Offred), Luke, and Hannah attempting to flee the new regime by car. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 6, “A Woman’s Place”

Before you get all excited, no, Rory's not back, and we don't actually know what her punishment was for the casual, murderous joyride she took the other day. What we do know now is some of Lady Beardface's backstory, hooray! Our favorite character (gag) gets a little more fleshed out. Surprisingly, rounding her out does not … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 6, “A Woman’s Place”

Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 5, “Faithful”

The recurring theme of this episode seems to be how desperate love can make us. Then again, I should probably check myself and not get too fakedeep. As always, this is a recap, so there will be all sorts of spoilers below. First things first, friends: RORY'S BACK! Don't get too excited, though, because after … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 5, “Faithful”