The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Season 1

DVD - 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
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (525 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 883904360995
883904361008

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tmundy
Jan 01, 2019

I typically do not bother to respond to others' comments and opinions, but in this case, I think I need to at least address the idea of 'hype' around this show. The purpose of this show is to educate through empathy, and it is done through quite a masterful perspective by positing the characters as typical people, now placed in a totalitarian world in which, much to everyone's surprise, did not take long to construct in our contemporary times. Hence, having to live through such a tremendous shift, wherein one day you are jogging and getting a latte to the next in which you are property of a system and others control all of your movements and even your body, is nightmare that everyone, no matter what gender you are, must face and endure. Take no hyperbole from this - this is a difficult display to stomach, but as speculative as this 'tale' is, it is something that we are currently seeing in both whispers and obvious signs around that this is not so much fiction but a stage of possibility that could happen in our lifetime. The show, for all its tragedy and horror, is a tale of struggle and hope, and how we can rise from it.

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vi2856
Aug 24, 2018

Thanks Firefly, I will not other
too much hype

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firefly5
Aug 15, 2018

I can't rate this. Definitely not my taste in a series.

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fvrlfellow
Jul 22, 2018

I'm not sure what the hype about this series is about. It's good, but does not really tickle me as much as the hype.

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richmole
Feb 26, 2018

Excellent adaptation of the Margaret Atwood classic novel.

Terrific vehicle for Elizabeth Moss (Peggy Olson, in Mad Men).

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