The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Season One

DVD - 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.

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Hulu's award-winning series adaptation of Atwood's most famous novel. Beautifully and faithfully adapted, with superb acting and haunting production.


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Banks_SusanC Nov 22, 2019

I love this series! It's dark, disturbing, relevant and thrilling. The actors are given enough time in each shot to convey complex emotional reactions. While intense, there are lots of quiet moments and long shots that really draw you in to the story.

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Semiconscious
Oct 27, 2019

A somber, moody drama about an oppressive, dystopian future. Given its critical acclaim and awards, I was somewhat underwhelmed. The story is well depicted in the original 1990 film, so the endless flashbacks & protracted scenes of emotional pathos seemed like non-essential filler. It's a cautionary tale better explored by movies like "1984" and "V." Not bad, but its snail's pace really didn't hold my interest.

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biny
Sep 17, 2019

At last, a tv show from North America. Adapted from the novel of Margaret Atwood. Shot in the parks and subway at Toronto.

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dee4707
Aug 24, 2019

I found the Handmaid's Tale to be very well acted but scary in lots of ways, kept me on the edge of my seat. I think if we Americans don't vote on some of the issues and people running the US, this could very well happen. Can't wait to see what happens in Season 2

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librarymine
Aug 16, 2019

Well done

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MadilenDanells
Aug 10, 2019

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publicenemy47
Aug 02, 2019

i really enjoyed handmaids tales very intense show . Well acted as well. Can't to see what happens in season Two.

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cknightkc
Jul 25, 2019

I finally read the book, so I was curious about the tv series. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, SEASON 1 is an absorbing and disturbing adaptation of the dystopian classic. While it departs from the novel in many ways, it’s easy to see why Season 1 garnered so many awards and nominations for acting, directing, writing, cinematography, and production. Author Margaret Atwood is a contributing producer, and she even has a cameo in the first episode. It’ll be interesting to find out where the series takes its characters in Season 2. Caution: Not for children or the squeamish; very strong adult themes & language.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 09, 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale is an amazing TV series about a woman named June/Offred who has to adjust to a very cruel and strict society. She is one of the very few women left in the world that are able to have children and because of this, she is kidnapped and is sent to a home that will use her body to have a baby. It is very dark at times, but a huge theme in the series is love. June’s main mission is to find her daughter who was separated from her and I find it is a beautiful storyline about a mother that will not give up no matter the possible consequences. I absolutely love this show as it is so suspenseful and unpredictable, you never know what is going to happen next. I also enjoy watching it as it is filmed in mostly Hamilton, Cambridge and Toronto and it is cool being able to see places that are familiar. In fact, the house Offred stays at is just on the corner of Aberdeen Ave. and Bay St. in Hamilton! This show can be hard to watch at times and it does have inappropriate content for kids, so I would say this show is more for a mature audience. I rate “The Handmaids Tale” 5/5 stars. @KyKy18 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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mrsmorris1974
May 31, 2019

What a series, how scary the world, can turn on you, if your
a women. People would say oh, that would not ever happen, here!.
They said the same about, Germany, and it happen there would,
be over,100.00 and 1000,00 or more people murder, for having a different
faith.
Look, on what is happen, in the great ole, U.S.A, now!!.
They are taking women's right away, to have a choice,they will
soon be back in the, middle ages!! This series, shows, us if we,
take our, eye off the ball, this could happen!!. That I think is truly,
scary!!. I think it's something, we all need to keep in mind!!!.

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Ron@Ottawa
May 23, 2018

Sexual Content: Sexual scenes with brief nudity.

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Ron@Ottawa
May 23, 2018

Violence: Scenes of violence and amputation.

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