I have watched previous episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale as my wife enjoys the programme although I am not so keen as I find all these fairy story dramas a little hard going.

Currently I have watched two episodes of the new series and I have absolutely no idea what is going on and I very much doubt if I will have the faintest idea what has happened even if I get as far as watching the full series.

There are various reasons for my confusion as to what the story is all about, the first being that I have great difficulty translating from American into English which doesn’t help, followed by the fact that I have trouble hearing whispering acting, especially when the background music is as loud as the dialogue and even more trouble with the dramatic scenes when the music completely drowns out the dialogue altogether.

Having said that I am having trouble following the plot, I don’t think it will make a great deal of difference as I haven’t noticed much change in the storyline since the damn thing started.

This leaves me little to add except, “blessed be the fruit.”

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About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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2 Responses to THE HANDMAID’S TALE.

  1. Fandango says:

    “I have trouble hearing whispering acting, especially when the background music is as loud as the dialogue and even more trouble with the dramatic scenes when the music completely drowns out the dialogue altogether.” I have that problem, too, which is why I always turn on closed captioning when I watch TV. That way I can read the dialogue when I can’t hear it.

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