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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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 Ofsamuel (5 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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Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia) was in the midst of filming Good Behavior (2016) in Wilmington, North Carolina when she received a call from her agent about the script. After one read, she accepted right away. See more »

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Ponderous and tiresome
30 June 2017 | by (Kings Langley, UK) – See all my reviews

The idea is creative and the theme relevant to our times but the execution and acting are slow-moving and most of the plot is either signaled or obvious. The story-teller, Offred, doesn't make it easy to empathize. There is a heaviness about the direction and production design that is key to the subject but it is not an easy watch.


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