I'm really pleased to see that The Handmaid's Tale is back for its third series, I loved the first two and this series has started off just as well, picking up from where series two left off. During the first episode June is given a new posting with Commander Lawrence, the man who tried to help her escape in the previous series. I thought this was setting the scene for a revolution in Gilead but the next couple of episodes left me feeling a bit bewildered and I didn't know where this storyline was taking us but I think the end of this week's episode left us in no doubt that June is still no pushover.
I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty back in 2016 and really enjoyed it. The story is set around a group of kindergarten parents and a school event where the murder of one of them takes place. The book was made into a television series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley and shown on Sky last year. I thought the story echoed the book well. Series 2 has just started on Sky Atlantic and takes up where the book, and Series 1 ended so it will be interesting to see what happens to each of the characters. Meryl Streep has joined the cast and is taking the part of the murder victim's mother.
Dead To Me is an American dark comedy which I watched this month on Netflix. Jen and Judy meet at a bereavement group which Jen attends after her husband is killed in a hit and run accident. It isn't long before she invites Judy to move in with her and her two sons but Judy is harbouring a secret. I really enjoyed this series and I'm pleased to hear that it's been renewed for a second season.
My knitting and reading mojo may have left me just recently but it's freed up a little time to discover a couple of new podcasts, one of which is Sew Ray Me. Rachael is a crafter from Scotland and has an Etsy shop where she sells her project bags and other crafting paraphernalia. This month she's been sharing June Vlogs, showing a little snapshop of her life each day and it's been lovely viewing. There's a little bit of everything in there, knitting, sewing, cooking, gardening, and she even takes us along to Falkland Palace where she volunteers. If you haven't yet discovered Rachael's podcast I'd recommend you giving it a go.
Have you been watching any of these? What else have you been watching this month?