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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Haunting and vivid, The Handmaid's Tale is an endlessly engrossing adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel that's anchored by a terrific central performance from Elisabeth Moss.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: May 3, 2017
Air date: May 10, 2017
Air date: May 17, 2017
Air date: May 24, 2017
Air date: May 31, 2017
Air date: Jun 7, 2017
Air date: Jun 14, 2017

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Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, 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 (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander's household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude … More

Genre: Drama
Network: Hulu
Premiere Date: Apr 26, 2017
Executive Producers: , , , , ,

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Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Water...
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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Critic Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (34)

Every scene is beautiful, composed in palettes of pastel drenched in blurred light. There may never have been a prettier TV show.

June 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mail (UK)

With her sardonic interior monologue, Moss as Offred has a hauntingly intense, forceful presence.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
The Arts Desk

Elisabeth Moss ... brings humanity and wit to the title role.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

[The Handmaid's Tale] has a chillingly contemporary fee.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Irish Independent

There are many decent actors in this series -- Joseph Fiennes, Max Minghella -- but all focus is on Elisabeth Moss as Offred, the handmaiden through whose eyes the story is seen. She is supremely well cast.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…
New Statesman

It's brilliant television; I doubt there will be anything better this year. Resonant now, yes, but it will go on being so, ringing in your ears, and your head.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…
Guardian

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