This week, the Cooler gang hits the books again in our latest Water Cooler Book Club. We discuss Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
This week at the Water Cooler, the Water Cooler Podcast book club continues with Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. This novel tells the story of Offred, a handmaid who exists solely to bear children in Gilead, a future New England. We discuss our reactions to the novel and its themes. We also discuss the unavoidable parallels and resonance to modern day politics. Then, next week, we’ll continue The Handmaid’s Tale discussion with Hulu’s adaptation. The critically acclaimed television series premieres three episodes on Wednesday.
But before we dive into the Handmaid, we kick off our TV Tidbits segment with an analysis of the pending writer’s strike and a look back at the last major event. Up next, we review the titles we’re most anticipating from the upcoming Cannes film festival. Then, we take a look at last week’s Girls finale. Finally, we cover some higher profile changes in the Emmy race including the last-minute entry of Bloodline Season 3 and the final placement of Big Little Lies‘ Shailene Woodley.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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05:41 – TV Tidbits
51:48 – The Handmaid’s Tale
1:23:38 – Flash Forward