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Return to Gilead in this first teaser for season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale

On Friday, Hulu released a few preview images from season two of The Handmaid’s Tale, and now the streaming service has shared a proper teaser to accompany them. Set to a moody cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” the video doesn’t give a ton of details about where the show will go in its second…

Things are cold and bloody in our first look at the next season of The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is pulling down all sorts of awards at the moment, as the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and all the other usual award programs recognize Elisabeth Moss and company’s ability to create the nightmarish—and nightmarishly plausible—misogynistic dystopia of Gilead. Now, Hulu is…

The A.V. Club tells you what to watch in 2018

You can turn off your TV—or whatever device you’re using to watch TV these days—but TV is always on, as evidenced by the number of new and returning series that have already premiered in the early days of 2018. Here’s what The A.V. Club is looking forward to in the new year, from eagerly awaited second helpings and…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

The best TV scenes of 2017

Television provides so many units in which to appreciate the medium’s annual output. A series can leap to the forefront on the strengths of a single great season; if it’s running as part of the traditional broadcast calendar, those accolades might have two halves of separate seasons. Try as streaming services and…

What non-2017 book did you finally read this year?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

The AFI to honor The Good Place, Wonder Woman, Get Out, a bunch of other stuff you liked

The American Film Institute put out its annual listing of its 10 favorite films and TV shows of the year today, an unranked barometer of what the institute’s juries—made up of influential artists and producers—thought was worthy in a given year. The 20 titles will be honored at the AFI Awards in January, but for now,…

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Alias Grace is scarier than The Handmaid’s Tale, because it actually happened

This year, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale became the first streaming show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. Netflix quickly followed with Alias Grace, another adaptation of a seminal Margaret Atwood novel. Set in the 1840s, the latter production’s young female characters reflect the handmaids in the former…

Survey suggests nobody actually watches those Emmy-nominated cable or streaming shows

A new survey, reported on by Variety, suggests that the average American couldn’t care less about the “Golden Age Of TV,” with most respondents answering that they’ve never even heard of Emmy-nominated shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Master Of None, or Atlanta. These aren’t tv-free snobs or total luddites, either; of…