Adam Taylor (composer)Latest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
The Handmaid's Tale and The Real Housewives of New York City have been the perfect Wednesday summer double feature
"The far extremes of television entertainment, these two," says Darren Franich. "The Manhattan affiliate of Bravo’s docu-soap franchise is real-ish farce, starring personalities who once were human, showdowning Hamptonite social etiquette over winebrunch. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dark drama, important enough to win Hulu some Emmy Awards, requiring star Elizabeth Moss to soulshriek the sins of misogyny through her eyeballs. You could say the entertainment value came from the dissonance — like the lost days of Must See TV, when the sitcom antics of Seinfeld and, like, Caroline in the City dead-ended into the sliver-of-human-hope drama ER. But there has been something extra-special, horrifically necessary, about 'Handmaids & Housewives' in 2018."
- Yvonne Strahovski was pregnant from Episode 9 onward: "I’ve heard a thousand 'Blessed be the fruit' jokes"
- Strahovski's Serena was the only reason to watch Season 2
- Season 2 finale set up a compelling new direction for The Handmaid's Tale
- Season 2 was a case of brilliant acting accompanied by frustrating storytelling
- Amanda Brugel won a college scholarship 20 years ago from her essay on her Handmaid's Tale character
- Handmaid's Tale composer Adam Taylor: "I think of the orchestra as the sound of humanity in the midst of everything"