The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018
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Air date: Apr 25, 2018
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Air date: May 2, 2018
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Air date: May 9, 2018
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Air date: May 16, 2018
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Air date: May 23, 2018
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Air date: May 30, 2018
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Air date: Jun 6, 2018
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Air date: Jun 13, 2018
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Air date: Jun 20, 2018
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The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. "Gilead is within you" is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against -- or succumb to -- this dark truth.

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Critic Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (31)

The first two episodes made available for review were a confident return, a vengeful approach that offers no reprieve from the stark intensity of its cocoon.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…
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The fourth [episode is]... the show's best depiction to date of how unearned guilt holds a vice on one's identity, fragmenting it into abstract concepts of good and evil that leave no space for the true essence of humanity.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Handmaid's Tale had a tough act to follow, but its second coming soars on multiple levels

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The most compelling scenes in the new season are the ones that explore how exactly Gilead took over America, and that draw on contemporary events and figures with eerie relevance.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Prime examples of the The Handmaid's Tale ability to crush hope. But they also expand the world of Gilead beyond the Waterford domicile of misery and abuse.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale is powerful and propulsive. After the first three episodes, when the horrors become more predictable, it's even pretty watchable.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Handmaid's Tale has returned with a searing second season that dwells on how the spirit of Gilead, where women have no control over their bodies, has always been alive in the real world.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Once again, The Handmaid's Tale ignores the realities of racial history to tell a colourblind story of struggle that erases the contributions of black and brown women.

Mar 9, 2019 | Full Review…

If The Handmaid's Tale has any story to tell us about current conditions at all, it is this: progressive white women from good homes were waiting for a show that depicted their class as resilient, traumatised sex slaves.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Sifting through themes of faith, abandonment, and responsibility, The Handmaid's Tale season 2 is a powerful return to a world that none of us want to live in.

Feb 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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