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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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When a punishment is handed down for Janine, June and the other handmaids must face the unthinkable. Serena discovers Fred's secrets. Meanwhile, Moira makes it into Canada.


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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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In the original novel by Margaret Atwood, the main character is known only by her patronymic, Offred, or "of Fred," since she "belongs" to a Commander named Fred). Her real name is never revealed, though many readers interpret her name to be June, based on various subtle hints in the text. In a 2017 article for the New York Times Book Review, author Margaret Atwood says about the interpretation, "that was not my original thought, but it fits, so readers are welcome to it if they wish." In the 1990 film adaptation of the novel, The Handmaid's Tale (1990), the filmmakers chose Kate as her pre-Gileadean name, and state it clearly. See more »

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A Very Timely Series That Is a Must See
28 April 2017 | by (The Matrix) – See all my reviews

Like others on here, I too could regale you with moving words that would depict my experience and thoughts while watching this. I thought it best however to simply suggest that those who believe such a thing could not happen, or that we are nowhere near what is depicted in this show, scroll down and read the review by gene0915 from United States (unfortunately it has been deleted or removed now).

See for yourself how that level of rage, bitterness, hate, misogyny, impotence and homophobia is alive and well.

Enough said.

This is a powerful series with a tremendous message and a must-see for every person alive.


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