Critic Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, "June" starts off the sophomore season of The Handmaid's Tale with a poignant gut-punch of shock while flaunting a masterful lead performance.
Critic reviews for June
As always, the acute feelings of both hope and misery hinge on the incredible talents of Elisabeth Moss.
I cannot explain to you how my skin crawled when it hit me wtf was going down. Dozens of nooses, fam.
Rebellious, petulant June is more in line with the go-girl feminism that this show is so fond of, and already feels less tonally dissonant than the first season.
This episode reads a solid 10 on the grimness scale, with one being a bit of shouting and 10 being all-out mental and physical brutality.
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