The Handmaid's Tale (2017– )

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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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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  • Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel in The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
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  • Joseph Fiennes and Max Minghella at an event for The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
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Bruce Miller

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1 May 2017 | MajorMAlice
10
| Waiting for something GREAT to come on Television? Your wait is Over. THIS is IT.
Strong is the word for this series, and little, weak people detest strong so be prepared for the fake reviews and thumbs down across the actual reviews for it. Fear is a powerful thing.

The Handmaid's Tale is perhaps one of the the best Television accomplishments of not only the year (hands down), but of the decade. It is a profound glimpse into a future that could very well happen were it not for people like most of you and me.

In three unforgettable episodes, so far, women such as Offred ("Of FRED", since she belongs to Fred), played by the inimitable Elisabeth Moss, are coerced through bodily harm to be both concubine and scape/punching goat for well to do families. These women are subjected to physical, emotional and mental abuse in the name of God, or if not so much in the name of God, under the twisted word of god, by man. This is not to say that it is a Christian-bashing show, but it depicts what could happen under a theocratic society.

What is most outstanding is that the acting is so amazing, that its quietest moments may be its most powerful. In fact, at times, the series can be emotionally overwhelming and draining — but isn't that a characteristic of a superb and masterful viewing experience?

Don't turn away from it.

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