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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (2017)




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.


Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
Air date: May 3, 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
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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 (93) | Top Critics (32)

It knows the power of story to keep us alert, even when we want to turn away.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…
New Zealand Herald

There's hope underneath all of the oppression due to the strength of the characters, and episodes aren't just hours of misery from start to finish.

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

The series is a cautionary tale that at once feels like a cold warning and a hopeful reminder to fight back at the smallest indications of injustice.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Cincinnati CityBeat

The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favourite novels, so they're bound to mess that up, but get this: it's incredible. It'll blow you away.

August 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mail (UK)

When [Margaret] Atwood says her story is rooted in a long-extant reality, I believe her.

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Once The Handmaid's Tale was done being a phenomenon, it had to start being television, and that, more or less, is where the problems began.

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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