The Handmaid's Tale

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Season 1 episodes (14)

1 Offred
Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.
2 Birth Day
Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter's birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.
3 Late
Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.
4 Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred's survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.
5 Faithful
Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.
6 A Woman's Place
A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead's inception.
7 The Other Side
Remembering her family's treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred's life.
8 Jezebels
The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick's troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.
9 The Bridge
Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander's infidelity.
10 Night
Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.
101 Trailer (Official)
See what's ahead on this season of The Handmaid's Tale.
102 My Name Is Offred (Teaser Trailer)
Meet our chief protagonist Offred in this chilling teaser.
103 First-Look Teaser
Introduce yourself to the world of The Handmaid's Tale.
104 Her Story Is Our Story (Teaser)
Welcome to Gilead. Buckle in and find out what's in store on this season of The Handmaid's Tale.

About this show

Facing a plunging birthrate; a fundamentalism regime has begun treating women as property. As one of the few remaining fertile women; Offred is a Handmaid; one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as an attempt to repopulate the world.

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632 reviews
August 2, 2018
Stimulating in a way that alters one's mode of establishing perceptions. Fleeting moments agitating a massive disruption in one's assumed reality. How galaxy redefinining and soul crushing power is held within the sheer panic of a glance. How heart busting volatile fits ensue in the absence of that twist of one's neck, the shift of one's eyes. The color coded agony dragging us audience members into the undertow. Reduced circumstances to fatten us Hulu members ' ideas about living life. The fading glow of a soft flame one beckons to reclaim their spirit- wildfires burning stomach acid from the inside out; consuming every waking iota and wavelength a muddied brain would grasp to obtain. Utterly Captivating, Bravo.
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Nette Wilson
January 28, 2018
A very timely piece, considering the current politics in this country: this is similar to what happened to women, the GLBT community, and to dissenters of all types, in Iran and Afghanistan, and in areas where ISIS established dominance. I think it is a great modern adaption of Atwood's book, and--damn her for being so precient-- is a reasonable interpretation of a Christian form of Sharia law being forced onto a once progressive people. Though this adaption is actually far more hopeful than Atwood's original storyline.... ******SPOILER ALERT****** In the book June's story is a found narrative in a diary, long after the eventual fall of Gilead. As I recall, her husband is shot and killed in front of her, Moira never escapes, and June's daughter is lost to Gilead. It is never known whether June and her lover ever make it to Canada.
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Vanessa Buendel
April 25, 2018
I find this show to be EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE, Jaw dropping, MIND BENDING & so intriguing that it keeps you on the edge of your seat all while being so captivated by the incredible visuals, fascinating storyline (Margaret Atwood, incredible) & Superb acting by all!! "The Handmaid's Tale" is with out a doubt my #1 most favorite show out right now, let alone that I've seen in some time. The emotions that captivate and takeover you while watching making you feel as if you are involved in this story from the beginning! With such a realistic chilling tale/storyline that very well could happen if something were to take a turn with Woman's Rights etc... is very scary and makes it just that much more intense and empowering! •WELL DESERVED GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD Emma Moss played an incredible role, stellar acting my dear! Guess next for me is to finally read the book! Lol.. Best of luck on this incredible journey for all involved!
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