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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
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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 (103) | Top Critics (33)

Not because The Handmaid's Tale itself was particularly frightening but because this near future is just a little too close to the truth of where our current reality could go. It's for this reason that everyone must watch it.

January 5, 2018 | Full Review…
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Moss is a fine actress, but her casting here is particularly apt.

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Daily News

This television show could not be more timely. And luckily, it's also brilliant and terrifying.

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…
ScreenAnarchy

A true television jewel... [Full review in Spanish]

December 28, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
El antepenúltimo mohicano

We'll see where the adaptation goes from here. Already, though, Hulu's series has erased the pale 1990 feature film version directed by Volker Schlondorff, starring Natasha Richardson.

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
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Moss' brilliant conveyance of the strangling mental claustrophobia of life in a totalitarian lockbox is the major force driving The Handmaid's Tale.

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…
Reason Online

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