Category Archives: Handmaid’s Tale

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 June 30

We get an extra day off this week in the United States to fire off Chinese inventions to celebrate Brexit 1776, the breakup with the country that is typically its closest ally.  We’ll need that extra time as Stranger Things season 3 drops.  Legion continues giving us his brand of artful crazy, Young Justice returns, the Handmaid still has a tail, Supergrandpa returns to his Zod controlled home on Krypton, Sherlock and Joan investigate the criminals’ criminal, Swamp Thing learns to talk, and the SHIELD Agents get their own Gah Lak Tus.

But serious, who cares, Stranger Things is back!

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 June 23

If we can look up from that new game on our phones long enough for TV, we get Legion back for the last season.  Elsewhere, Handmaid and Swamp Thing don’t give us descriptions, again, while Sherlock and Joan work with a tech billionaire to start pre-crime.  The SHIELD Agents are are continuing their trip home.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: “Useful” and “God Bless the Child”

Commander Lawrence offers June a Sophian Choice, June uses her position to subvert Gilead, Emily reunites with her family, Luke and Moira have Nichole baptized, and Aunt Lydia grows increasingly unhinged.

Is Aunt Lydia crying because she feels shame that she lost control? Or because she knows she will lose what power she has? The elite and privileged classes of a society might accept the brutality and injustice that benefit them– but God help the person who forces them to see these things.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 June 16

After a slow lead up to Father’s Day, the next weeks leads us back down just as slowly.  The Handmaid’s Tale gives us a description almost as detailed as Swamp Thing, Krypton gives us Lobo.  Elementary gives us Odin, but not that Odin.  SHIELD focuses on the reunion of Fitz and Simmons.  Next week, Legion joins Jessica Jones in giving us a third and final season.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 June 9

Now that you have weathered the dry spell of the last two weeks, this week you get the return of SHIELD, while supergrandpa returns on Krypton for their second season.  Handmaid’s Tale and Swamp Thing each give us new episodes, but don’t give us any descriptions or even episode titles.  Elementary continues the hunt for their friend’s would-be killer.  If that isn’t enough, we get the final season of Jessica Jones.  The trailer tells us she will be going up against Foolkiller this season.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2019 June 2

School’s out for summer, and TV’s out for the season.  I hope you didn’t rush through some of the streaming seasons, because this week we only have an episode of Elementary and an episode of Swamp Thing.  There’s also an animated return for Young Justice, if you’re desperate.  Next week isn’t much better, but the Agents return from their week off, and we get the first episode of Krypton (S02) and the last season of Jessica Jones.  Do you have anything else you’re watching in the meantime?

[edit] Sorry, I misread, Young Justice isn’t back for another month.

[edit, again] Handmaid’s Tale returned on the 5th, added it.

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