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Old 06-04-19, 08:16 AM
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Season Three of THE HANDMAID'S TALE is driven by June's resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds. Startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead force all characters to take a stand, guided by one defiant prayer: "Blessed be the fight."
13 episode third season. The first 3 episodes will be available on 6/5/19, then will be released weekly.
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Last season was pretty intense, and I'm looking forward to see what's next. But I'll likely wait till all the episodes are available. Playing the week-to-week waiting game feels so old school now.
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Cool. I was an extra for episode 3. I look forward to seeing myself appearing as a blurry shape in the dark background.
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I've knocked out the first 3 episodes that were released. Good stuff as always. Really annoyed at Hulu's policy to release one episode a week going forward.
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Gonna wait for it to show up on Amazon, which will likely be like 5 weeks behind as that was what it was before with Season 2.

I watch through the PC onto the bigscreen.... and Hulu gives an abysmal 64kbps 2ch AAC audio, while Amazon offers 640kbps 6ch E-AC3. So it's a massive difference in sound quality. I've heard Hulu offers better quality audio through certain devices, but I don't have them and never tried setting it up through my PS4.
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I'll wait until S3 is over and just do what I'm doing now for S1-S2, get a month of CraveTV and watch everything HBO I need to watch. It's great stuff though, I have 3 episodes left on S2.
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Gonna wait for it to show up on Amazon, which will likely be like 5 weeks behind as that was what it was before with Season 2.

I watch through the PC onto the bigscreen.... and Hulu gives an abysmal 64kbps 2ch AAC audio, while Amazon offers 640kbps 6ch E-AC3. So it's a massive difference in sound quality. I've heard Hulu offers better quality audio through certain devices, but I don't have them and never tried setting it up through my PS4.
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I'm finally caught up. Binged season 2 and 3 (11 episodes)
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Finished this last night. The final two episodes had me nervous the whole time. I was certain everything was going to go sideways for June. Bring on Season 4.
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I recently binged the series and frankly found the plotline and execution thereof to be ludicrous.

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The entire idea that over 52+ kids could suddenly leave their homes and make it to Commander Lawrence's house within what is essentially a police state without anyone noticing is ridiculous! But it doesn't end there. Then they took the scores of kids, Marthas, etc. from the house and plod over the hills and through the woods they go to the airport (Logan?) while avoiding all detection of their movements and sounds. And then, to top it all off June decides yet again to stay behind when she has the chance to get the Hell outta Dodge. Yeah, not without my daughter yada-yada. It just seems like a giant tease. And I'm sure there will be no serious punishment much less the Wall for all of the embarrassment June has caused Gilead. It seems like she could do a lot to help her cause by going to Canada and using the press and their cameras to fight for her daughter's return. But that would be a different show. Just how many more seasons do they think they can pull out this one-trick pony of a finale?

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Just caught up on this myself. I agree the final episode was pushing hard on plausibility but the show has done such a good job of keeping the mystery of Gilead and how it works we really have no idea how realistic anything that happens could be.

I too hope this is the last season we get without seeing the endgame in sight. We don't need another Walking Dead that overstays its welcome. This show needs to get to showing us how Gilead collapses and June is triumphant.

Altho given the recent comments by the show runner about segueing into Margaret Atwood's new sequel book, perhaps that resolution of the storyline was never a possibility. For myself, I don't think I would continue watching the show knowing that it will just continue on every season as 'tragedy-porn' showing life in Gilead getting progressively more miserable. I think most of us are watching hoping that at some point June is going to somehow win. Hopefully we get some glimpse of where things are headed next season.

Did anyone else get a major negative vibe when they started talking about Nick and his past and showing his in Chicago. Im starting to think he is going to turn out to be some evil bastard who has been playing June and using her to get info on her resistance efforts.
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They were filming in town about a month ago. I didn't get the chance to see them, as it was during the day. I didn't hear who was on location.

Good to hear they're already renewed. Hopefully it won't be a huge gap between S4 and S5.
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I like this show but it seems like a show that needs to move to an ending point. I think they will need to mix things up to keep it from just becoming sort of circular.
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Tried to watch this TV show but it didn't catch my attention for some reason. Not my show
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In Season 5, June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke, and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.
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One of the things I hate about streaming shows is not being able to get any information on real viewership totals....Is anyone still watching this show?

I wonder how much of a drop off there will be given the production delays from COVID and sheer amount of other viewing options there are. Its a challenge even for the true fans to stay interested in shows like this when they take over a year to return. Just too long for people to remember the storyline from the previous season for continuity purposes without rewatching and who has time for that?

Worse than that, the writers have probably already lost most of the audience the past two seasons where basically nothing happens and June ends up right where she started.

I understand you want to find a way to drag this out to 7 seasons but if every season is like Season 4 who will be left watching. Unfortunately this trailer does not offer much hope for anything interesting in Season 5.
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They're going to be filming some of this, not far from me, sometime next week. Wish I could check it out, but I'll be working.
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One of the things I hate about streaming shows is not being able to get any information on real viewership totals....Is anyone still watching this show?

I wonder how much of a drop off there will be given the production delays from COVID and sheer amount of other viewing options there are. Its a challenge even for the true fans to stay interested in shows like this when they take over a year to return. Just too long for people to remember the storyline from the previous season for continuity purposes without rewatching and who has time for that?

Worse than that, the writers have probably already lost most of the audience the past two seasons where basically nothing happens and June ends up right where she started.

I understand you want to find a way to drag this out to 7 seasons but if every season is like Season 4 who will be left watching. Unfortunately this trailer does not offer much hope for anything interesting in Season 5.
Season 4 was one of the only Hulu shows to top the Nielsen streaming charts and it remained in the top 10 for it's full season.

Nielsenís top 10 streaming television ratings for May 17 through May 23, 2021 can be viewed below:

1. The Handmaidís Tale (Hulu) Ė 516 million minutes
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I'm looking forward to this... but like others have mentioned, it needs to pick an end date and really work to that. I do not care to see failed attempts or filler episodes just to drag out the dread.
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They're going to be filming some of this, not far from me, sometime next week. Wish I could check it out, but I'll be working.
Yeah it was filming in Port Colborne, my sister and her sister-in-law signed up to be extras and were accepted. Apparently they were playing American refugees at a train station. My sister said she had a couple scenes where she was walking right next to Elizabeth Moss, so she's hoping that those scenes don't get cut because you would definitely see her. I would have loved to try out too, but the shoots were long hours into late at night, and I had to work.
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Yeah it was filming in Port Colborne, my sister and her sister-in-law signed up to be extras and were accepted. Apparently they were playing American refugees at a train station. My sister said she had a couple scenes where she was walking right next to Elizabeth Moss, so she's hoping that those scenes don't get cut because you would definitely see her. I would have loved to try out too, but the shoots were long hours into late at night, and I had to work.
Very cool! Let us know, when it airs.

I thought they were shooting somewhere different, this time, but a friend posted a picture of her brother (also an extra), and it was at the Robin Hood plant, again. He was in full fatigues, and must've been roasting.

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thank god!

now writers...please do your damn job and come up with an interesting way to wrap this up that stays faithful to Atwood's characters but also advances and resolves the storylines in a way that makes sense and feels satisfying to viewers have invested six years...and yes I don't expect June to come out of this alive.
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