The wait in between Game of Thrones seasons is LONG. GoT won’t be back until 2019. By the time we see the final season; we will have been waiting well over a year. I’m OK with the wait. I need a year to emotionally prepare for the fact that all my favourite Starks will probably die. The Handsmaid’s Tale is another show that I’m OK to wait for. Season one f-cked me up, hard. For weeks after finishing the season, frames from the show flashed through my mind almost daily. I dreamed about it. I teared up every time I thought about Moira. I just got over shuddering at the sight of Joseph Fiennes.
The Handmaid’s Tale comes back in April. I don’t know if I’ll be ready by April. I think I need a few more months of only worrying about how the world is going to end in real life before I’m transported back to Gilead’s bleak dystopian future. Whether I’m ready or not, season 2 is coming. There’s a new trailer that will most likely be the reason I don’t sleep tonight.
Moira’s single tear? F-ck this show. I mean, it’s incredible television that is so deserving of all of its accolades but f-ck Elisabeth Moss and her Golden-Globe worthy acting skills for making me feel all the things. F-ck Samira Wiley’s underrated, heartbreaking performance. F-ck Max Minghella for being simultaneously sexy and creepy and for ripping my heart out and stomping on it in every scene. F-ck Margaret Atwood (and not just for this). F-CK ANN DOWD. Respectfully. I hate how much this show affects me. Don’t get it twisted, I’m still going to watch and obsess over every episode but I’m not going to like it. The Handmaid’s Tale is redefining what “hate-watch” means. Like, we know it’s an impeccable display of peak TV but is it enjoyable? I know the fact that it’s uncomfortable and hard to watch is the point but why are we doing this to ourselves?
Season 2 is going to be all about “Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead.” Elisabeth Moss says Offred, “does have the baby, but it gets taken away from her. She can’t be its mother. It makes for good drama.” Cool cool cool. Sounds super light and fun. Can’t wait.
Here is Elisabeth at Hulu's TCA on the weekend.