|The Handmaid's Tale Season 2|
Scary as anything and we are only up to about the fourth episode as life interfered with viewing. Hopefully we'll get it all viewed during August, with less distractions pending. I'm intrigued about what is going to happen. I've got a copy of the book for a read at some point, as I'm always interested in comparing one format to the other. I don't know if the book covers both series or if this is an original departure. Either way, it's compelling viewing.
The Handmaid's Tale is an American dystopian drama web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It was ordered by the streaming service Hulu as a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes, for which production began in late 2016. The plot features a dystopian future following a Second American Civil War wherein a totalitarian society subjects fertile women, called "Handmaids", into child-bearing servitude.
The first three episodes of the series premiered on April 26, 2017; the subsequent seven episodes aired on a weekly basis every Wednesday. In May 2017, the series was renewed for a second season which premiered on April 25, 2018.
The Handmaid's Tale has received widespread critical acclaim and its first season won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from thirteen nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, becoming the first series on a streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Series.It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss.
In May 2018, Hulu announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.
|World Cup 2018|
Football, football and more football. France were worthy winners, though I was rooting for Croatia in the final. England did well without setting the world on fire. Was I the only one who though Harry Kane was anonymous in the knockout stages? As per usual Gary Lineker was smug and annoying, I think I find only Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand more irritating. Oh and Jack Whitehall ....
A getaway driver for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who betrayed him.