AFTER LOST

A place to talk about your favorite shows after Lost
 
HomeMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Post new topic   Reply to topicShare | 
 

 Maniac

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Paul_nsguy



Posts : 94
Join date : 2018-09-05
Age : 48
Location : Nova Scotia

PostSubject: Maniac   Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:01 am



I hadn't heard about this until today.  Looks interesting.  Great cast (Emma Stone, Sally Field, Justin Theroux and Jonah Hill), reviews are good.  I might try to check it out this weekend.
Back to top Go down
sandi

avatar

Posts : 612
Join date : 2018-05-27

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:37 am

I'm in! I mean -- I'm really in! This looks really good.

There are ten episodes -- are you going to binge-watch or watch an episode every so often? I ask because this looks like a series I would want to binge-watch, but should take it slow and savor every episode -- if you know what I mean.
Back to top Go down
Paul_nsguy



Posts : 94
Join date : 2018-09-05
Age : 48
Location : Nova Scotia

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 am

@sandi wrote:
I'm in!  I mean -- I'm really in!  This looks really good.  

There are ten episodes -- are you going to binge-watch or watch an episode  every so often?  I ask because this looks like a series I would want to binge-watch, but should take it slow and savor every episode -- if you know what I mean.

Not sure. I'm going to try to watch at least one episode and if it grabs and I have the time I'll probably watch several.

Look forward to your first impressions sandi.
Back to top Go down
sandi

avatar

Posts : 612
Join date : 2018-05-27

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 am

nsguy wrote:
Look forward to your first impressions sandi.

Ditto!

I'll watch the first episode today or tomorrow and will check in then.  ('cause you know, tonight is Wynona and Outcast Very Happy)
Back to top Go down
stuntdog

avatar

Posts : 97
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Only seen the pilot. So far so weird. Hopefully it improves....
Back to top Go down
Big John

avatar

Posts : 1475
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:40 pm

Very interesting first episode. Very very interesting.
Back to top Go down
Big John

avatar

Posts : 1475
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:18 am

I'm half way through this surreal mess of a mini series. I think Philip Seymour Hoffman in the lead role would have made this show fantastic. As it stands, unless the finale is mind blowing, Maniac might get a death sentence.
Back to top Go down
stuntdog

avatar

Posts : 97
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm

Only seen the first 3 episodes. Honestly not sure if I'll bother finishing? dunno
Back to top Go down
Nessess

avatar

Posts : 1024
Join date : 2012-04-08
Age : 34

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:38 am

Binged the entire thing this weekend. I agree that Jonah Hill leaves something to be desired, but I think Emma Stone and Sally Field more than make up for it. Also the two lead scientists are a freaking trip.

This felt like a cross between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Black Mirror. I was totally into it. Of course, the subject matter was timely for me given that I've been dealing with a loved ones significant mental health issues. I really enjoyed the message they were trying to get across, though I won't go more in depth until I see that some others have finished the series.
Back to top Go down
Big John

avatar

Posts : 1475
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:09 am

I finished it. It was weird and ultimately blah. I suppose there are some who will connect with certain aspects of the show, which might make it more enjoyable for them. For me though, this was nothing more than a character study about a dysfunctional love story. Not what I was expecting it to be, much like The First.
Back to top Go down
desi
Admin
avatar

Posts : 22225
Join date : 2012-04-24
Age : 32
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:12 pm

Watched the trailer for this today, I am very intrigued

_________________
Happiness = Reality - Expectations
Back to top Go down
Zaphod

avatar

Posts : 1793
Join date : 2018-03-02
Location : Namaste, amigo

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:10 pm

Intrigued, tho worried at the Jonah Hill input, as he tends to slant flicks to the campy fun. A shame as I think he can do serious roles quite well given the chance.
Back to top Go down
Big John

avatar

Posts : 1475
Join date : 2018-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:17 pm

Very ironic, zap. Hill plays the only serious character in this thing.
Back to top Go down
Nessess

avatar

Posts : 1024
Join date : 2012-04-08
Age : 34

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:24 pm

You wont find much camp in this show. It veers more towards satire and dark humor.
Back to top Go down
MrBill60

avatar

Posts : 821
Join date : 2018-03-02
Age : 58
Location : Escondido, CA

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 am

What a weird setting in the "current" timeline.  Looks to be circa late 80's early 90's where I guess micro chip technology hasn't been fully developed so you have old IBM looking PC's and something that resembles a WOPR supercomputer.  Everyone smokes like a chimney  in indoor public places. It takes place before smoking regulations have been implemented.   I don't recall if cell phones were being used, have to check that out.  It seems that Bio Tech and robotics are the only industries that excelled beyond the apparent setting. Actually the robots appear rather primitive, lol.
Back to top Go down
desi
Admin
avatar

Posts : 22225
Join date : 2012-04-24
Age : 32
Location : Canada

PostSubject: Re: Maniac   Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:26 pm

Holy Fuck.

I have never been able to relate so much to a character before, I swear this show is semi based on my life.

By far one the greatest shows I have seen in a long time.

FYI, there is more truth and reality in this show than anyone realizes.

_________________
Happiness = Reality - Expectations
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Maniac   

Back to top Go down
 
Maniac
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You can reply to topics in this forum
AFTER LOST :: TV and Movies :: TV-
Post new topic   Reply to topicJump to: