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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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Series cast summary:
...  June Osborne 23 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Nick Blaine 22 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Serena Joy Waterford 20 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Fred Waterford 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Aunt Lydia 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Rita 19 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Luke Bankole 18 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Janine 17 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Moira 15 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Emily 13 episodes, 2017-2018
...  Alma 10 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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Your body is no longer your own. (Season 1) See more »

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26 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Margaret Atwood has said that pretty much everything that happens in the novel has happened somewhere in history: The Bible, the Iranian revolution of 1978-79, the backlash against 1980s feminism, etc. 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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A Very Timely Series That Is a Must See
28 April 2017 | by 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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