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