The show needs to stop romanticizing trauma under the guise of heroism.
First Blood” is one of Season Two’s better episodes, even if it rushes the changing dynamics between June and Serena Joy ever-so-slightly.
A lot happens—too much, in fact, making the episode more chaotically disappointing than artful.
“Other Women” might as well be a throwback episode, as the cyclical nature of life as a handmaid is brought back full circle in what is ultimately a study in brainwashing.
In an episode where death looms over the characters’ heads, “Seeds” hints at a new life not just within June’s body, but for the characters themselves.
With only two episodes left in the season, “Atlanta” is finally moving its narrative along. Al is moving forward, and Earn may be regressing, but at last, something is happening.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t done with Gilead just yet, but the surprisingly artful dramatics and clever character exploration hint at equally interesting world expansions to come.
We finally get to see who Emily was before June met her, and trace the origins of her lingering rebelliousness back to her days as a college biology professor seeking tenure.
The Harvard Crimson reviews "Atlanta," on FX, created by Donald Glover.
The Harvard Crimson reviews the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale."
The melodramatic hook does not do “June” justice.
As inconsistent as “Robbin’ Season” has been so far, it has a few gems that make its pitfalls worth trudging through. “Woods” is one such gem, though Alfred would likely disagree.
The series manages to stand on its own with its skilled cast and gorgeous cinematography, and does a faithful job of unpacking the novel’s complexities while never losing sight of the overarching themes and main characters.
“Legion” second season finally finds its substance, the complicated emotional work that truly-gratifying TV shows are made up of.