While everyone laments the loss of Game of Thrones, I've been looking forward to the real biggest shows of the year: The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies.

I say "looking forward to", what I also mean is "mildly dreading".

What I both hate and love about these shows is that they're real - even when they're not.


Unlike the epic wars and zombie dragons that certain other shows offer, these shows put a twist on real life that's inescapably uncomfortable - and even more so because they're also relatable.

And they each do it so well that it's