The Handmaid’s Tale has been thru ups and downs. Season three was just bad. But I’m glad to see the show starting to redeem itself with the fourth season. However, I’m not sure it’s enough for me to watch the next one.
After the super boring and hard to watch season two and three, I decided to stop watching the show. However, the trailer for the fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale got me intrigued. She’s finally free!
Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. Mostly. The first half of this season is still the same old “let’s torture June without any reason or explanation”. However, the second half of the season is actually good. Some episodes are even great. But we’ll get to those ones in a bit.
Halfway thru the season, June finally gets out of Gilliad (Blessed be the f***ing fruit) and she reunites with her friends and husband in Toronto. As painful as it was watching those scenes (not for the reasons you think, June was just an asshole), it gave me hope that we’re finally over the whole pointless drama of the two previous seasons. And I was right.
The show turns into survivor guilt and revenge. June is out for revenge, and I personally loved it, mostly. She’s out for blood as she should have been two seasons ago. It’s good to see the writers finally getting over the events of the first season and setting June free to get her revenge. And as much as I would love to see that happen, I’m really hoping that Hulu (and MGM) grab this chance and end the show with a fifth good season on a high note, instead of dragging it back into the mud.
Should you watch it?
Maybe. You’ll finally get to see June outside of Gilliad, something that should have happened around season two, if not earlier. Plus, June outside Gilliad is great TV…mostly. The show is great when we don’t suddenly focus on Elizabeth Moss’ face with absolutely no reason. And to my disappointment, those scenes are still there and they’re annoying.