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The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One

Review by CJ

Reed Morano, Mike Barker, Floria Sigismondi, Kate Dennis, Kari Skogland

Margaret Atwood (based on the novel by), Bruce Miller, Leila Gerstein, Dorothy Fortenberry, Wendy Straker Hauser, Lynn Renee Maxcy, Kira Snyder, Eric Tuchman

Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella

Other notable appearances:
Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Amanda Brugel, Nina Kiri, Ever Carradine, Robert Curtis Brown

Running time:
45-60 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:

Trigger warning:
Sexual assault, rape and suicide


In a world where the human race has all but lost the ability to procreate, a totalitarian, Christian theonomic regime takes over the United States and holds the remaining fertile women hostage. The fertile women, or Handmaids, are forced to live with high ranking officials in the new regime and undergo ‘ceremonies’ to be impregnated by their masters.

The story is told from the perspective of Offred (Moss), a Handmaid who lives with Commander Waterford (Fiennes) and his wife (Strahovski).

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