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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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Bruce Miller
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Series cast summary:
Elisabeth Moss ...  June Osborne 39 episodes, 2017-2020
Yvonne Strahovski ...  Serena Joy Waterford 31 episodes, 2017-2019
Joseph Fiennes ...  Fred Waterford 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Ann Dowd ...  Aunt Lydia Clements 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Amanda Brugel ...  Rita 29 episodes, 2017-2020
Madeline Brewer ...  Janine Lindo 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Max Minghella ...  Nick Blaine 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Nina Kiri ...  Alma 23 episodes, 2017-2019
O-T Fagbenle ...  Luke Bankole 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Samira Wiley ...  Moira Strand 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Bahia Watson ...  Brianna / ... 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexis Bledel ...  Emily Malek 16 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

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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Love is forbidden here. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Handmaid's Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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In several episodes, when characters have heard a bootleg "Radio Free America" Resistance radio broadcast, the voice of the program's host has been played by Oprah Winfrey, in an uncredited cameo. In a June 2018 statement to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Bruce Miller said, "We'd heard Oprah was a fan of the show, and had a story idea, and thought, wouldn't it be wonderful if... So we asked and she said yes, and it was a lovely, easy process. The radio segment she recorded was inspired by the free radio of the Allies from World War II." On June 27, 2018, Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair weighed in on the cameo: "It's unclear whether Winfrey was playing a version of herself on the show, or simply voicing a radio-anchor character. But either way, her smooth intonation is unmistakable." See more »

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Although all guards (security personnel) have earphones, there's always a radio chatter audible. See more »

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Moira: Hey, that shit is contagious. You want to see your baby girl again? Then you need to keep your fucking shit together.
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Preposterous
29 April 2017 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

People aren't really falling for the negative reviews, right? As a dude who has watched it with his girlfriend, I need to agree that the negative reviews are ridiculous. I can imagine the same person thumbing down the real reviews. Lol. Pathetic.

Mine is the only review you will need. j/k

Watch it. That's it. Don't let some repressed and self-deluded person make your choices for you - they love that. Watch the first episode and decide for yourself. Do I believe it can happen? Maybe. Anything can happen. But the thing is, why are nutjobs taking it so serious if they don't think it could happen? If it's just a show with no basis in reality, why get all up in arms about it?

I thought it was well done. It is entertaining and compelling. 8 out of 10 stars but my GF made me give it a 9. Heh. Joking aside, I'd recommend it.


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