Soundtrack Songs: The Handmaid’s Tale S1 E4 Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Only two songs this post’s episode:

Daydream Believer by The Monkees

The end credits is Perpetuum Mobile by Penguin Cafe Orchestra

       Well, I’ve been searching/looking at all The Handmaid’s Tale stuff online and they is a hell of a lot of it, you know? One of the best, I did find is a very cool interview linked here with show’s music supervisor Michael Perlmutter about the reasons for each of the songs in the first seven episodes. So you can skip ahead if you are sick of waiting for me to post the next one? They’re whole lot of website pages just for the music of The Handmaid’s Tale so I don’t know really why the hell I am doing this on my blog? Plus I’ve already finished re-watched the whole three seasons now! I know, I said I was going to take my time but last weekend I couldn’t help myself! I guess, I will try and watch it slowly next time? I guess, I will keep posting all the songs here too because I can’t just do the first four and stop!

June/Offred is locked in her room but it’s not even got a lock on the door so that should be, she’s told to stay in her room so she does! Why not lay on the floor in your cardboard reading words in Latin, craved into it by someone else?

Cheers but no smiley face!


  1. I’m so glad you feel the same way William, I need to get around to rewatching the three seasons in their entirety series again, like you I am a big fan of Elizabeth Moss. Yes the music is very evocative throughout and helps to build the mood that’s for sure

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    1. Oh yeah, highly reco rewatching it again, maybe better this time because the first time i was in a kind-of state of shock or something? so i knew what was coming up this time but it’s still insane and great or both at the same time or whatever the right word is?

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      1. I actually found some parts really hard to sit through the first time, but the second time as you say, knowing what is coming you can feel the full emotional gravity of it all, it’s definitely one of the best series ever, I thought. Margaret Atwood has a very dark imagination

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