The Handmaid’s Tale 1×8 Review: Jezebels
By Andrea Thompson
The Handmaid’s Tale seems to flounder when it takes its eyes off its female leads. When the series shifted gears and explored Serena Joy’s history, it was a fascinating look at how women can be complicit in the brutalization of other women. But when it followed Luke after he was separated from his wife and child, his grueling escape to Canada was less interesting than watching Offred sit around in her closet. Now Jezebels feels like a further step backward.