Show of the week
Don’t spend too much energy comparing this tale of a handmaid to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Yes, both are adaptations of Margaret Atwood’s fiction. But this six-part series based on a true story offers particular rewards of its own. Sarah Gadon plays Grace Marks, an Irish- Canadian servant who was 16 when she was accused of killing her employers in 1840s Toronto. Grace is being questioned by a doctor tasked with determining if she’s mad, and she toys with him so craftily that our questions about our heroine become all-consuming. Available for streaming Friday, Nov. 3, Netflix
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