Creator: Bruce Miller
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes
Set in a distant future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under , well a new world order.
Based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel and taking place in a near-future in the states a society overtaken by religious extremism where women who are fertile are used as pregnancy surrogate like sex-slaves for the largely sterile commanders of the new world order.
This series that I have found on OCS in France is worth watching for. The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel, is a cautionary tale, a story of resistance and a work of great story telling. This new religious extremist here are not fooling around as you see the handmaid who waits for the other handmaid at the same time everyday to go shopping for the commander keep in mind that they are dressed like the 1600’s, they travel in pair for safety purposes even they are guard at the gates of the commander’s house. You will see people hanging in the street I guessed those who did not obey or those who rebelled. They are offered an other name. as you see in the flashback little by little you will see June (Elisabeth Moss) that her husband and her kid has been killed and they took her to train her as a handmaid. It is a captive story and shocking at times, they have a ruthless dictator. they called themselves the Republic of Gilead they pray on fear and they praise motherhood, feminism but look out if you are gay well so long. As the story goes along you find out that some of them wants a way out. Plus other things will develop. The music fell terrifying and loud and make its point. The thing is people believe that the abnormal is normal. The series has won two golden globes, best series and best actress Elisabeth Moss.
Creator: Jane Campion , Gerard Lee.
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan.
When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.
In January 2013, it became the first television series ever to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Later, the entire series was screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
Not to reveal too much of anything I am going to say terrific mini series and yes there is a few twist in the plot here and there. brilliant character development. Magnificent scenery, great acting, intuitive story telling. Of course you should know who influenced Jane Campion, David leach she said in a interview I owe a lot to him. If you seen Twin Peaks you will love top of the lake. Peter Mullan plus a great psycho path Is performance is outstanding for some one at age 12 who wanted to be an director became an actor instead. Any local will tell you that New Zealand is Paradise; Top of the Lake tells us about the dark side of that paradise. Elizabeth Moss play a detective who is consumed by the case and also by what happened to her 15 years ago. Peter Mullan plays a psychopath to a T. Holy hunter play this woman who takes damage women and takes them to a remote area in New Zealand that they call Paradise so they can be at peace. she conduct a series of therapy for them. David Wenham Plays an eccentric detective Who falls in love with Robin (Moss). Like I said Nice series with character development and outstanding acting.
Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser
It’s 1960 and the Madison Avenue advertising men, of the Sterling Cooper Agency are masters of their domain. Between their four martini lunches, two pack-a-day smoking habits and their pervasive sexual harassment of female coworkers, these men happen to be executives the of one of the most prestigious advertising company. Don Draper (John Hamm), Creative Director of Sterling Cooper and the subject of admiration from all of his coworkers with the exception of Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). Pete is one of the firm’s young Account Managers who desperately lusts for Don Draper’s job and secretary Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss).
The focus is here the men and women working in the 60’s with sexually harassment flying left and right, and the roles of men and women back then. It revolves around office politics / gossip and sexual harassment. The affairs with the secretaries, even the wife having affairs while their husbands were putting 12 hours at the office. You se back then every thing was simple no cable, no cell phone internet, although very few woman was working most of them were housewife taking care of the kids, even some of them were juggling both kids and working. It was the 60’s the sexual revolution started In 1961 some has invented the birth control pill, Ho! boy. The show is very well written as well as the casting. The show takes its time to develops its characters, that’s what I love about it. The decors in the 60’s is authentic as hell in this show even the costumes my hats to the designers. It is going to be an addictive show once you get to see the Pilot. It is provocative, sensational, raw, and purely entertaining. I have it in my collection.