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Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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 Offred (10 episodes, 2017)
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 Serena Joy (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Nick Blaine (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Rita (9 episodes, 2017)
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 The Commander (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Janine (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Luke (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Aunt Lydia (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Moira (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Alma (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Ofglen #2 (6 episodes, 2017)
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A religion-based autocracy has taken over most of the United States, renaming the country Gilead. In this country women are second-class citizens. Anyone trying to escape is punished. One such person is June, who is captured while trying to escape with her husband and child and is sentenced to be a handmaid, bearing children for childless government officials. As a handmaid, June is renamed Offred. This is her story. Written by grantss

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26 April 2017 (USA)  »

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A szolgálólány meséje  »

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Original author Margaret Atwood was quite involved in the script adaptation of her 1985 novel insofar as the update of the vernacular over the intervening 32 years. According to showrunner Bruce Miller, she had to ask the the scriptwriters to explain the meaning of the term "carpet munchers". See more »

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Powerful
11 May 2017 | by (Your Sock Drawer) – See all my reviews

In a nutshell, the story is real.

It is rooted in historical fact. It includes nothing that has not already happened to women across the world.

The acting is brilliant, and beyond that, the cast seems determined and devoted to tell this very powerful story for not only women, but men. When people's rights are trod on, it affects everyone.

Let's hope that if it ever comes to something like this, more people will be strong, rather than weak. Unfortunately, based on just today's society and who holds the office of POTUS, that may not be the case.


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