The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 (2019)


Season 3
The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale's third season reigns in its horrors and inspires hope that revolution really is possible -- if only the story would stop spinning its wheels and get to it already.



Critic Ratings: 48


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User Ratings: 197

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Air date: Jun 5, 2019
Air date: Jun 5, 2019
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Air date: Jun 12, 2019
Air date: Jun 19, 2019
Air date: Jun 26, 2019
Air date: Jul 3, 2019
Air date: Jul 10, 2019
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Critic Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale Season 3

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (20)

Rarely are lighting, design and music so privileged over dialogue.

Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

June -- trapped in her sequence of shock, rebellion, rinse, repeat -- doesn't feel like a person anymore.

Jun 5, 2019 | Full Review…

If not much sunnier, not as relentlessly grim as the second, while June is slowly, methodically, morphing into the Robo-June we know she must become. So far, so good.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…
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What's obvious about "The Handmaid's Tale" works wonders. What's more opaque can create problems.

May 29, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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One of the most chilling aspects of the superb third series of The Handmaid's Tale has been the way new horrors are evoked.

Jul 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Trust nobody. And wait until you discover what Lydia's backstory is.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale fails to incorporate historical parallels to Gilead into the narrative, erasing black women from the very stories of their own subjugation.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Sheesh but it's good: Margaret Atwood's characters have taken on a life of their own way past the book, which is surely the bellwether of any decent dys- or utopia.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The show has spent three seasons building out an alternate world. What a shame it would be if it never developed the imagination or ambition to really explore it.

Jun 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The newly arrived season three appears to lack a sense of direction, spending an inordinate amount of time on close-ups of its heroine's alternately inscrutable, furious or resolute face.

Jun 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3

  • 1h ago
    Boring and so disappointing. I was so excited when this came out and each week I wait with baited breath to watch and I'm now on Season 10 and at this point I just turn on to put me to sleep.
  • 1h ago
    Beautifully scripted and the artistry is remarkable.
  • 7h ago
    Very drawn out and I don't feel as if there is a consistent story line. It's more and more how do we shock the user and it feels the show wants you to stay in this depressed/shocked state. I was hoping they would focus on an uprising or a fight back from the woman. Instead they seem to have their focus on how do we show you all these awful things. In addition, episode after episode I find myself bored waiting for where they are going with this season.
  • 16h ago
    The character development is sloppy. It's like any sort of growth and relationships that were built, were quickly forgotten and disregarded... only creating unnecessary fluff and loss of connection. Disappointed.
  • 2d ago
    So disappointed by how slow and drawn out this season has been. Started off great but seems that nothing has happened and we are nearly at the end. Even if something big happens, I am sure it will be left as the season finally cliff hanger and will not be enough to compensate for a whole season of nothing except June's scowl.
  • 3d ago
    The third season stalls and fails to build on the captivating plot that was established in the first two seasons.
  • 5d ago
    Parece que o roteiro está perdido e sem objetivo.
  • 5d ago
    I really, really hope this is the last season because it is getting embarrassingly bad...
  • 5d ago
    Seasons 1 and 2 were amazing and Season 3 has just been SLOW. Nothing has really happened - every episode is just close up after close up of June's face ?? If a Martha was hung for just talking to her about a child they why is June still walking around? Seems like everyone else is hung for small things while she does whatever she wants with little to no consequence. I keep watching & hoping the next episode will be better, but 8 episodes in and I'm starting to wonder why I'm wasting my time....
  • 5d ago
    Loved, loved, loved this show..until this season. I'm tired of the scowling looks June gives every other shot. It's getting very old and boring. Also it seems like they could cut whole episodes out of the season without losing any of the story. I get the feeling that the long slow motion montages just are there to take up more time to fill the episode.

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