The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1

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The drama series, based on the award-winning, best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids -- where anyone could be a spy for Gilead -- all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1 Wiki

The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1 Synopsis

1 - Offred
Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

2 - Birth Day
Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

3 - Late
Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

4 - Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum
Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

5 - Faithful
Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.

6 - A Woman's Place
A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead’s inception.

7 - The Other Side
Remembering her family’s treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred’s life.

8 - Jezebels
The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick’s troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.

9 - The Bridge
Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander’s infidelity.

10 - Night
Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

11 - The Handmaid's Tale Trailer (Official)
See what's ahead on this season of The Handmaid's Tale.

12 - My Name Is Offred (Teaser Trailer)
Meet our chief protagonist Offred in this chilling teaser.

13 - The Handmaid's Tale First-Look Teaser
Introduce yourself to the world of The Handmaid's Tale.

14 - Her Story Is Our Story (Teaser)
Welcome to Gilead. Buckle in and find out what's in store on this season of The Handmaid's Tale.

15 - Handmaid's Tale Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at The Handmaid's Tale with show stars and creators, including Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Samira Wiley.

The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1 Episodes

Episode TitleTimePrice
1Offred57:21USD 1.99Download
2Birth Day46:50USD 1.99Download
3Late53:05USD 1.99Download
4Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum52:46USD 1.99Download
5Faithful53:18USD 1.99Download
6A Woman's Place54:49USD 1.99Download
7The Other Side47:14USD 1.99Download
8Jezebels49:49USD 1.99Download
9The Bridge49:58USD 1.99Download
10Night 1:00:00USD 1.99Download
11The Handmaid's Tale Trailer (Official)01:43FreeDownload
12My Name Is Offred (Teaser Trailer)00:32FreeDownload
13The Handmaid's Tale First-Look Teaser00:32FreeDownload
14Her Story Is Our Story (Teaser)00:31FreeDownload
15Handmaid's Tale Behind-the-Scenes Featur01:28Season OnlyDownload

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The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1 Reviews

Disturbing & Scary!  oncanuck  5 star

A powerful "commentary" on the role of women in the world today, still! Superb acting. All the recognition and accolades are well-deserved.

Disturbingly riveting!  SosoFrench  5 star

A must see!

$14 before Emmys  left888  1 star

$14 before Emmys, the next day you jack up the prices to $32, WOW the GREED of iTunes never fails to amaze!

Bonne sèrie  Darkwon1997  5 star

Très bonne série, je capote, on se sent vraiment dans l'ambiance d'une dictature!😮

Relevant  KjSugi7  5 star

Not only have hey done an amazing. Job bringing the story to life with beautifully eerie imagery but it is super relevant with what's going on in America currently. I've pulled a lot of parallels from the media and the use of current pop culture has added another level of creepiness to the story. I want to see if there is going to be a second season for an interpretation of how they think the story continued! I'm excited to see if there is a season 2 for the interpretation to how the story may have continued!!

Watch This  Jhill4546778  5 star

Its an amazing show. So So good.

Season 2 can't start soon enough!!  62josh62  5 star

I've spent a small fortune on I-tunes but never felt compelled to write a review. This show changed that. Casting is perfect. Theme is frighteningly relevant. This show should be mandatory viewing. I've read the book, watched other adaptations and nothing compares to the perfection that the team responsible for this series created. As much as I admire, love, relate to Offred, I fear I may also feel empathy and hope for Serena. One of the best shows I've ever watched!!!

Annoyed...  Bookworld  5 star

Annoyed it's not an updated movie, waiting for it play week by week is a bit torturous. Great show. It almost can happen.

Good show, annoying delay  Samantha-Butler  5 star

Like everyone else has said - the show is excellent, but why purchase a season's pass if iTunes delays it by 2 weeks? This should be in the Season's Pass description as a disclaimer.

Way behind  Shoebbs  4 star

This show is amazing but iTunes is waaaay behind Hulu air dates (and streaming sources), so I'm constantly trying to avoid spoilers - would not have bought season pass if I'd known about the delay.

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