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The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Beautifully shot but dishearteningly relevant, The Handmaid's Tale centers its sophomore season tightly around its compelling cast of characters, making room for broader social commentary through more intimate lenses.


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The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred's pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. "Gilead is within you" is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against -- or succumb to -- this dark truth.


Joseph Fiennes
as Commander Fred Waterford
Ann Dowd
as Aunt Lydia
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The fourth [episode is]... the show's best depiction to date of how unearned guilt holds a vice on one's identity, fragmenting it into abstract concepts of good and evil that leave no space for the true essence of humanity.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Handmaid's Tale had a tough act to follow, but its second coming soars on multiple levels

April 25, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The most compelling scenes in the new season are the ones that explore how exactly Gilead took over America, and that draw on contemporary events and figures with eerie relevance.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The Handmaid's Tale is powerful and propulsive. After the first three episodes, when the horrors become more predictable, it's even pretty watchable.

April 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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Still excellent, still a desperately bleak downer.

April 23, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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I was blown away by the first hours of the new season, which are so gripping that my blood pressure rose right along with my admiration for everyone behind this series.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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