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.
I watched ep1 to 4 so far and every one had something in it that almost made me cry. The funny thing is I thought this show was going to be based on a movie that had a similar name, so I thought it was going to be a dark comedy. I was so wrong.
The show is sad but very good. I only have a few problems with the show so far. There are no non military men walking around the streets. Also there are no children male or female walking around. What do the military guys do when they are off duty? It is just odd not to have any non military types walking around. Things just kind of changed overnight. Without a violent occupation it doesn't seem like things could get that bad. These are just minor things though and maybe they will be explained later.
Highly recommend the show.