The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 3

Sometimes I find myself wondering why I watch this – the unstoppable tide of unpleasantness depicted in the story raises the stakes for the characters to succeed and to create all sorts of moral ambiguity for the oppressors’ characters… however on a much more surface level it’s a kind of disaster-titillation which by continuing to consume we’re approving as an audience.  This season felt like it maybe reduced that side of things and moved the story on a bit, but I still found myself slapping my forehead when June decides AGAIN not to grasp the brass ring to escape & wondering how this is meant to be in any way credible.