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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)

5 seasons 5.0/10 from one review
Drama   Sci-Fi  
Last aired: The Wilderness, Wed Jun 16, 2021
The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.
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5/10 - swoo
Soon to be a a documentary about the United States. Expands upon and sometimes improves themes from the book, sometimes meanders a bit, sometimes so dark it's hard to watch. The first season is really good. Then the second season kind of repeats the first season with a few changes, and it was so grim and depressing and looked unlikely to change so I gave up on the show.
review updated: December 12, 2019


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