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Title: Maniac
Post by: Sky on September 26, 2018, 11:21:38 AM
Decided to fire this up rather than be responsible last night (isn't that what Netflix is for?).

Really weird. A little awkwardly so, but I think it's actually weird enough to work so far. I'm not a binge watcher, most shows get one episode a night from me...and I watched the second episode immediately and didn't distract myself with any devices while watching (that's how I get through most of the Marvel stuff).

So I guess I like it so far?


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Signe on September 26, 2018, 06:42:24 PM
I put this on my list to watch.  I'm not a binge watcher either so that's a good reccommendation for me.  I also like weird.  :)


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Draegan on September 27, 2018, 06:10:37 PM
I watched the first one and half the second episode. I will tiptoe forward.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Spiff on September 28, 2018, 01:22:27 AM
Watched the first 2 and I'm getting an early Michel Gondry feel from it, which isn't a bad thing, I like his movies.
Seems like a slow burner though, and I think I'm missing a lot of little references and hidden messages.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Draegan on September 28, 2018, 06:18:10 AM
I'm like 4?ish episodes in. I have no idea what I'm watching, but I want to find out. It'll probably be stupid.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: kaid on September 28, 2018, 08:29:17 AM
I'm like 4?ish episodes in. I have no idea what I'm watching, but I want to find out. It'll probably be stupid.

The OA with less performance art?


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Sky on September 28, 2018, 11:04:17 AM
The 3rd episode feels like a completely different thing. I think there's a ton of subtlety and referencing they're trying to put in that's lost on first time viewers.

I feel it could be great but I'm skeptical it will come together.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Hawkbit on September 28, 2018, 02:46:23 PM
If the third episode feels like a completely different thing, the fourth episode will feel like an entirely different series, set on Mars in the year 1870 or something.

It's weird though, and I like weird.

I'm enjoying the trip, but also skeptical. It does feel a bit like a less arthouse version of the OA, as described above. Hopefully it resolves better than that clustercluck of a series.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Abagadro on October 04, 2018, 01:03:07 AM
I've finished this and thought it was really good.  Really picks up once Sally Field shows up in the flesh.

Definitely stylized and darkly comedic, but overall very much enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Rendakor on October 04, 2018, 02:03:18 PM
Could we get at least a broad strokes description? I'm not sure what the OA is and that's the only comparison I've seen.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: schild on October 04, 2018, 04:03:34 PM
Could we get at least a broad strokes description? I'm not sure what the OA is and that's the only comparison I've seen.

it's like a social commentary slice of life thinkpiece in the Brazil universe

mostly though, it's boring


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Rendakor on October 04, 2018, 04:15:00 PM
Brazil the Gilliam film?


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Abagadro on October 04, 2018, 09:05:07 PM
Dark comedy about people in a drug trial that involves going into computer simulations as a form of therapy.  Has aspects of Brazil, Blade Runner, 2001, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, some Coen-esque stuff, but with jaded humor and some absurdism (plus some shockingly graphic violence).  Big mash up that you need to either go with or not watch.

Whole season directed by the guy who directed True Detective season 1.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: schild on October 04, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
Brazil the Gilliam film?
yes


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: Draegan on October 05, 2018, 07:30:27 AM
It's weird and I stopped after the episode where they were married and went after the furs.

I'd like to continue out of curiosity sake. But my wife isn't in to it, and our TV time together is limited because of our 9 month old doesn't like to sleep a lot still right now.


Title: Re: Maniac
Post by: lamaros on July 21, 2019, 09:32:45 AM
Arise!

Binge watched this and really liked it. Just when you start to hate parts of it it always seems to realise it's getting stale and switches soemthing up.

The over the top gore in bits never worked for me but hey.