The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
The Handmaid's Tale

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Haunting and vivid, The Handmaid's Tale is an endlessly engrossing adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel that's anchored by a terrific central performance from Elisabeth Moss.

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Critic Ratings: 259

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 26, 2017

Offred struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful figure and his resentful wife.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2017

When Offred and her fellow handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, Offred remembers her own daughter's birth; Offred and Ofglen grow closer.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2017

Offred visits Janine's baby and recalls the early days of the revolution before Gilead; Ofglen is faced with a challenge.

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Air date: May 3, 2017

During her punishment, Offred starts to unravel, and remembers her time with Moira at the Red Center; a complication threatens Offred's future with the Commander and Serena Joy.

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Air date: May 10, 2017

Offred receives a surprising proposition from Serena Joy; Offred recalls the start of her relationship with her husband.

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Air date: May 17, 2017

Offred is questioned about her life as a handmaid; Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and her role in Gilead's inception.

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Air date: May 24, 2017

Offred remembers her family's escape attempt, revealing details about life before Gilead.

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Air date: May 31, 2017

The Commander surprises Offred with an adventure in Gilead; trouble in Nick's past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2017

Offred goes on a dangerous mission for the resistance; Janine receives a new posting; Serena Joy has suspicions about the Commander's fidelity.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2017

Serena Joy confronts Offred, who struggles with a life-altering revelation; the handmaids are faced with a brutal decision.

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Cast & Crew

Elisabeth Moss
Offred

Actor
Joseph Fiennes
Commander Waterford

Actor
Yvonne Strahovski
Serena Joy

Actor
Alexis Bledel
Ofglen

Actor
Madeline Brewer
Janine

Actor
Ann Dowd
Aunt Lydia

Actor
Samira Wiley
Moira

Actor
Robert Curtis Brown
Andrew Pryce

Guest Star
Amanda Brugel
Rita

Guest Star
Ever Carradine
Naomi Putnam

Guest Star
Kristen Gutoskie
Beth

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Jordana Blake
Hannah Bankole

Guest Star
Tattiawna Jones
Lillie Fuller

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Bahia Watson
Brianna

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Jenessa Grant
Dolores

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Nina Kiri
Alma

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Stephen Kunken
Warren Putnam

Guest Star
Lauren Horejda
Helen

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Bruce Miller
Executive Producer
Warren Littlefield
Executive Producer
Daniel Wilson
Executive Producer
Fran Sears
Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Gosh this show is over hyped. I have never heard of something so popular that has no real gravitas when you watch it but this is it. Elizabeth Moss who was good in the west wing, is ok here but not brilliant. The plot is dull and whilst it would have worked as just one season, it doesn't over several seasons. It could have been a decent movie probably but as a show, it's dismal.
  • Sep 17, 2022
    Gross. Not for me and probably not for u
  • Sep 07, 2022
    Actually a pretty dumb show about stupid people that continually behave like stupid people. Same thing over and over. Complete waste of time!
  • Sep 04, 2022
    Loved this series, all of the series were great but the 4th series seemed to have gone downhill
  • Aug 21, 2022
    One of the best starts to a show in history.
  • Aug 15, 2022
    I love how June got karma for being a home wrecker. Pure happiness in every tear, every abuse she went through. It was worth it & how some men won't stand up for what is right, but it was sad that she and Luke got away with the abuse.
  • Aug 12, 2022
    ExceIente roteiro e narrativa, soco no estômago e tapa na cara da sociedade, não estamos muito distante dessa 'distopia' é o que a escritora quer dizer. A violência simbólica ou física me causou desconforto. A crítica a administração autoritária e a postura da sociedade em relação à mulher, consegue chocar quem assiste com uma mensagem de clareza e carga dramática. A experiência de ver, questionar e pensar sobre a série se faz mais do que nunca, necessária.
  • Jul 17, 2022
    Nothing against the actors or any of the people that put a lot of time and effort into the show, but it just wasn't for me.
  • Jul 04, 2022
    Dark and twisted but the acting is solid and the storytelling is fresh.
  • May 13, 2022
    Amazing show. Keeps you on edge and makes you feel tons of emotions. The costumes and the scenes are shot beautifully and it keeps things real.

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