I have been indulging in HBO series of late, namely The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies. The former piqued my interest as it is based on a book written by Margaret Atwood that I studied at high school. The cast of the latter drew me in and the soundtrack is seriously addictive.
Both series are extremely hard-hitting and difficult to watch at times, but well worth it. The Handmaid’s Tale, with its dystopian vision of the future, juxtaposes elements of the future with outdated ideas taken to the extreme. Big Little Lies contrasts the public and the private, perception versus portrayal. The title itself is a contrast; an oxymoron. There are numerous oxymorons that have made it into common language and we don’t even realise. There is a really good list here.