The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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  • Dorothy Nelson
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Although this show is depressing to watch at some point it does remind its viewers of everything that has been done to women throughout the years. I also think that what is shows might also happen in the near future if there is not equality between the sexes. I hope everyone will take their time to watch this particulary those misogynists or sexists to change their perspective of how the see the women. "
  • Judith Walker
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "This is a really dramatic show. It follows the book pretty closely."
  • Teresa Hamilton
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "The Handmaid's Tale is the best show on Hulu right now. Yes it certainly isn't a show for everyone because of its mature content but i very much liked it. And yes it is also hard to watch and pretty depressing but damn Elizabeth Moss' acting is so good. I even read the book after watching season 1. "
  • Adam Carpenter
    Written on May 29, 2018
    "Yeah, The Handmaid's Tale is quite a dystopian tv show. It takes place in oppressive future. Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men stars. Yeah, Peggy. LOL"
  • Heather Ramos
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Harrowing to watch and chilling to the bone, The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian tale deep-rooted in history. As a female, what if society dictates that your sole purpose in life is to give birth and live a life of servitude? This is an abominable concept that has actually happened in the past in Puritanical societies, although to a lesser extent, but it's still downright repugnant. Elizabeth Moss shines as June. She receives excellent support from Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski. This is a commentary on totalitarian societies and how inherently evil they are. One of the best Hulu shows ever. "
  • Ridhi Pawar
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian drama series that is nominated for an Emmy. No surprise that this topped this list as Elisabeth Moss is at her best here. This babe has come so far. Kudos!"
  • Betty Rodriguez
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "From the beginning, I already have doubts for Nick Blaine. But as I watch him have feelings for June, I liked his character. "
  • Joyce Barnett
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Atwood is a genius when it comes to storytelling. I've already read the book before even watching the series, and yeah just like others, there have been changes which is also not bad since it doesn't get really far from the novel. When I watched it, it sort of becomes imaginable and possible. And Samira also fits the role of Moira."
  • Sara Medina
    Written on June 20, 2018
    "I really appreciate how they envision the book into a tv show unlike the other shows that are based on books, it doesn't give a good tweak on the narrative of the story."
  • Melissa Patel
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "So relevant to our current times. It realistically shows how a series of small decisions made quietly by people in power can lead to big horrifying unjustices in the lives of the people. Hopefully it inspires more of us to pay better attention to politics and current events!! (It's a great book too!!!)"
    Scott Jones
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This series is incredibly dry. If you're looking off the Emmy Awards, there are at least 10 other series that one could try before they choose this one. This show is for a specific demographic and if you don't fit that, you're going to have a bad time."
  • Beatriz Calderón
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Amazing show that has so many strong narrative points that i think might happen in the future wherein fertile women might be forced into being pregnant for servitude. The characters here are incredible and depicted the right emotions especially actress Elizabeth Moss. "
  • Hannah Day
    Written on July 23, 2018
    "Now on its tird season, I hope for more Ofglen scenes. "
  • Gary Elliott
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "A post-modern story with a wonderful plot. I can totally see myself getting hooked to this kind of film"
  • Josefina Corona
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The Handmaid's Tale is one of the best drama series that have been nominated for the 69th Emmy Awards. I went in not knowing what to expect and quickly fell in love with the show. It showcases a different world where the rights of many are taken away for the "greater good". It's a must-see."
    Johnny Hall
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This was one of the premier nominees for an Emmy and you can clearly see why. In addition to the fascinating story, the acting is superb. I also appreciate the directing style as it's done very well. I watch this show regularly and tell all my friends about it!"
  • Dorothy Hayes
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "This is such a wonderfully written story. The dialogues are so fluid and it really lets you get into the what-ifs. I fell in love with the characters!"
  • Sara Flores
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "So glad I get to see Joseph Fiennes acting again. He is amazing in this. Actually, the whole tv show is amazing. Can't wait to see more."
  • Ángela Baltazar
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "The agony of waiting is killing me!!!! I CANT WAIT FOR JUNE 5TH TO COME ALREADY!!!! I saw the trailer of the season 3 during the Super Bowl so I got so excited for this show. I am expecting more political comment and devastating stuggles in the season 3."
  • Megan Arnold
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I first read The Handmaid's Tale around the time it was published in 1986. I was just 22, a sheltered young thing. I recall wondering what everyone was raving about, since only the top story layer of the book connected for me."
  • Rose Jacobs
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "A story about the battle of the sexes and i might add that we were alwasy supressed before simply because we were women!"
  • Sara Taylor
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Her acting here was nothing short of magnificent. This is a new terrain for her who was used to being a spy almost all her movies. Here she is treated like property and like powerless which is needless to say untrue. She performed in a different light which in my opinion opened new roles for her."
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  • Heather Phillips
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Handmaid's Tale is one of the single best TV shows about mothers and daughters. The show is about the struggles of a mom and daughter pair as they challenge the system and conquer it together. As I watch the show, I can't help but feel closer to my own mother, I'm reminded that that bond is sacred and transcends time and space even on TV."
  • Raúl Palma
    Written on June 16, 2018
    "I've been keeping up weekly with each new episode of The Handmaid's Tale. I'm a fan of the actress who plays the protagonist after her work on the show Mad Men. The premise of the story is a dystopian future with religious zealots using the bible as their excuse to create a society that is reminiscent of the gestapo like tactics of Nazi Germany in the late 30's and 40's and centers around a woman who has been captured and used as a surrogate for infertile scumbags. It's heartbreaking at times and with current domestic situations, quite believable that this could become a possibility. This show is far from overrated and deserves all it's accolades. "
  • Juan Nguyen
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I guess The Handmaid's Tale is a good show to watch, but I'm not sure I would call it "like" Game of Thrones. The politics are there, and interesting, but they're also different. It's still pretty compelling, and I found myself somewhat involved in some of the episodes. It was a good way for me to spend a few hours."
    Pamela Weber
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "Uhhmmm...Okay i do not think The Handmaid's Tale is a series like Game of Thrones. Although both of the series are powerful. But Handmaid's tale is more disturbing and has enough plausibility to make it frightening. And yes there are more scenes which deals with strongly adult themes"
    Ma Shi
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I enjoyed watching this show after completing "Game of Thrones." The characters are very relateable and it's an overall fun show like Game of Thrones. I would recommend it to everyone."
    Amy Ward
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Why this was added to the best shows like Game of Thrones is beyond me? It isnt the same at all. It also relies mostly on shock factor to be interesting, rather than a true plot."
  • Luis Alberto Gallegos
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Handmaid's Tale is beautifully shot story that is both artful and classy with how it navigates dark topics. I won't give anything away other than the show is very well done and the casting is top notch. It's a great show to binge watch as well."
  • Melissa Howell
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "The Handmaidens Tale is an excellent show that has nothing to do with Game of Thrones at all - or does it? If you really want to see a world come to life, the Handmaidens tale is an absolute thrill to watch unfold. A stellar period political drama, the GoT parallel becomes clear in the rich characters. In a dystopian society where women are enslaved and every scene looks like it was painstakingly painted by a renaissance master this show will definitely fill your GoT void for a while. "
    Donald Freeman
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Game of Thrones is finished, and while there is a long wait before the next season . Worry not, all your drama and power battles in the court of politics and wealth in the handmaid's tale."
    Daniel Morales
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "The Handmaid's Tail is really a good show but it has nothing to do with Game of Thrones. It is just a good example of a drama and science fiction tv series."
    Brian Cox
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "As an alternative to the Game of Thrones, The Handmaids Tale's plot is a bit watered down and benign. Not even close to the hard edge of the latter. "
  • Ai Gong
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Handmaid's Tale is probably the most well-produced show I've watched on television in the past decade, maybe second only to Breaking Bad. The drama is taut and tense and full of surprises. It all feels stunningly possible, even portentous. The lead actress is brilliant in the role. It's a must-see."

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