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The Handmaid's Tale 

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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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 June Osborne (23 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Serena Joy Waterford (22 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Fred Waterford (21 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Nick Blaine (20 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Rita (20 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Janine (19 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Luke Bankole (19 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Aunt Lydia (18 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Moira (18 episodes, 2017-2018)
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 Ofglen (17 episodes, 2017-2018)
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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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Most of the source novel was set in and around Cambridge, MA. In October 2016, some of this series' exterior scenes were shot in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Margaret Atwood was born in Ontario. See more »

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Two dimensional and long-winded
2 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched the film version of The Handmaid's Tale several years ago so the storyline was pretty familiar and the film I might give six or seven stars. However, in this adaptation, I had expected a little more than mere filler to justify the extended length. I don't think there was a major plot point which was not in the film. Both film and television versions seemed very two-dimensional, it has to be said, the dystopian world in which it was set seemed to operate without any explanation of what those in this world who do not occupy one of the roles we see actually do. It was a bit like looking at the cardboard set of a cheap sci-fi movie with banks of unconvincing fake spinning tape reels and purposeless flashing lights. The dystopia may have only existed in the lives of the households of the commanders and the lives of the handmaids for all the viewer knew; everything else was hidden from view. In the film, perhaps this was acceptable but in ten hours we learned more about the characters' lives in our near present than we did about the world into which they were forced.

I don't really know why I watched it. Perhaps I hoped that the dimension missing from the film was going to be furnished but it wasn't.


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