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The Handmaid's Tale

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:08 am
by AndyCr15
Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, this series is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society in what used to be part of the United States. Gilead is ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude. One of these women, Offred, is determined to survive the terrifying world she lives in, and find the daughter that was taken from her.
A couple of people had recommended this to me and it's rated 8.5 on IMDb, which is pretty high, so I've started watching. It's kind of weird and a little slow, but good enough 5 episodes in that I'll stick with it.