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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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The drama series based on the novel of the same name written by Margaret Atwood is set in a dystopian future where fertility rates have dropped and the few fertile women remaining, called Handmaids, have been forced into servitude; they are ritually raped so they can get pregnant and bear children for wealthy couples. Season 1 follows the lives of several members of this society: Fred (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) are a powerful couple who own Handmaid June (Elisabeth … 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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All Critics (106) | Top Critics (33)

The first season of this icily horrific series is a crash course in the possibilities of a uniquely American 'It Could Happen Here' patriarchal Christian fascism.

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

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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