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    Pranshu
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    2 > 1 >>> 4 > 3, imo

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    Season 1 is perfect.

    Season 2 is good, but for a season with so many episodes, the lack of things happening to move the plot ahead annoyed me.

    Season 3 is good and I have, once again, the same problem I had on Season 2. The finale is perfection.

    Season 4 actually has a lot of things that help move the plot ahead, but at what cost? The many plotholes and bad writing were major problems in this season. The finale once again served.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Luca
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    I find it difficult to rank the seasons. Season 1 is the most sharply written season, which sets up the story and explores Gilead, but the character work has only improved ever since — thought it was already incredibly strong in the first season. I find that with a lot of serialized shows the character work gets better with time, and I think that applies to THT as well. I have such a soft spot for the fourth season because they were completely unapologetic about the path they take June down on. At the end of the day, we all have different rankings though, which is fine.

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    1 > 2 > 4 > 3

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    1 > 2 > 4 > 3

    Same ranking.

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    For me season 1 is so good that is almost
    offensive rank season 2 higher lol I remember when Hulu released THAT first three episodes in the same day, it was crazy.

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    For me season 1 is so good that is almost
    offensive rank season 2 higher lol I remember when Hulu released THAT first three episodes in the same day, it was crazy.

    I mean it was fairly easy lmao. Season 2’s world building and character development makes it for a more interesting and stronger story that got me hooked again faster. Y’all don’t have to agree with me, it’s just my opinion💀

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    1 > 2 > 3 >>> 4.

    Pls. Season 4 outsells 3 not only because it’s excellent but it also doesn’t have “Heroic” as an episode.

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    Season 4 actually has a lot of things that help move the plot ahead, but at what cost? The many plotholes and bad writing were major problems in this season. The finale once again served.

    Plotholes and bad writing? Agree to disagree. You say Season 4 moves the plot ahead — the writing does that. All those powerful scenes the actors play superbly? Starts with the writing again.

    Nothing can compare with the impact of Season 1, but I think each subsequent season has strengths and weaknesses, but all of them are awesome.

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    The haters: Elisabeth Moss is so overrated, she always plays the same character, she’s gone and the Emmys are better for it.

    Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 episode 7 “Home”:

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    She served big time in this episode. That scene still gives me chills.

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    Of course her line reading of “do you understand me” was just something else entirely (Yahlin Chang wrote another masterpiece. Nice mirroring of when Serena tortured June in season 2! Had I seen this episode earlier I would have nominated it at the GD awards) but that entire scene was so incredible. It was like a crescendo watching her go from tormenting Serena about the baby to “do you understand me”! Also Serena’s cry was just. To put it lightly I’m happy with her nomination this year (tbh I already was purely on the basis I stan Yvonne so much).

    I saw some people dragging Moss’ performance in this episode due to it being “same old same old” but I have to ask how can anyone watch it and think that. We often see portrayals of grief on television (some ok ones, some truly groundbreaking ones such as Carrie Coon’s – and really everyones – in The Leftovers) but what I liked about this episode was that it’s probably the first time on television in which I’ve ever seen such a rich depiction of a refugee’s trauma. We saw June’s guilt in “Vows” but here we saw a side to her we’ve never seen on this show to date. It’s like we see the wrapping paper of a chocolate egg unravelled and we see the cracks beneath – the trauma. When June yells at Serena the writers aren’t diverting to some sort of torture porn, they are giving us a look at her anger and her grief. Keep it up Handmaid‘s writers room!

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    I saw some people dragging Moss’ performance in this episode due to it being “same old same old” but I have to ask how can anyone watch it and think that. We often see portrayals of grief on television (some ok ones, some truly groundbreaking ones such as Carrie Coon’s – and really everyones – in The Leftovers) but what I liked about this episode was that it’s probably the first time on television in which I’ve ever seen such a rich depiction of a refugee’s trauma. We saw June’s guilt in “Vows” but here we saw a side to her we’ve never seen on this show to date. It’s like we see the wrapping paper of a chocolate egg unravelled and we see the cracks beneath – the trauma. When June yells at Serena the writers aren’t diverting to some sort of torture porn, they are giving us a look at her anger and her grief. Keep it up Handmaid‘s writers room!

    The comment you’re referring to is one that was made on these forums, right? Because if so, I would like to point out that that user has not seen the show since S2, which also explains the ignorant comment.

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    The comment you’re referring to is one that was made on these forums, right? Because if so, I would like to point out that that user has not seen the show since S2, which also explains the ignorant comment.

    Oh no I wasn’t referring to any comment made here. Sorry I didn’t make it clearer haha. I was more just talking about other forum reactions to the episode and reactions from friends/acquaintances of mine who had seen the episode long before I did.

    I understand the argument around inconsistencies in the show’s writing (i.e. that random kissing scene in an otherwise solid episode) but I think what I like about this season of The Handmaid’s Tale is that the earlier episodes just get better and better in quality as you progress through the seasons. That’s obviously not a drag of the later episodes lmfao (which have just been mind-blowing so far) but watching this season is like completing a massive jigsaw puzzle. Once you start you’re a bit tired and fatigued, then you’re like “this is ok but I can do better” but once you finish  (or get close to finishing) you’re so excited about every single piece of it. I already enjoyed episodes like “The Crossing” and “Pigs” when they aired but I feel like any hesitancies (which there were only a few of) I had about them have been allayed.

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    We often see portrayals of grief on television (some ok ones, some truly groundbreaking ones such as Carrie Coon’s – and really everyones – in The Leftovers)

     

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