Netflix's Maniac Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Watched the first two episodes last night. Very strange but right up my street with some brilliant ideas. AdBuddys ..... you could see that being a thing in the future! Love the look of the whole thing too.
       
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      I tried, but this lost me pretty early on. Seemed all rather cliche and Jonah Hill's blank stare was simply too annoying...

      To be fair, the fact it's a Netflix Original put me off, so I was probably being a bit harsh. Their original content is generally garbage...
       
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      Three episodes in and loving it.

      I'd actually watch anything with Emma Stone in it ;)
       
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      Just finished and absolutely loved it. Agree that if you’re 3-4 eps in and it’s not winning you over then maybe cut your losses, but I thought it was great. And I liked Jonah Hill too - he’s a bit broken (apart from the fantasies) so it suits him well, and pays off later.

      And the director does get to cut loose with another great tracking shot too!
       
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      "...perhaps as the title might success..."
      I've been waiting on this but let it pass me by.
      Thanks for the reminder, Cas.
       
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      @Tim. You think Netflix originals are garbage? Depends on your taste I suppose ! Mindhunter, Daredevil, Stranger Things etc are all Netflix originals!
       
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      Quite enjoyed this, very quirky and some stunning visuals...

      I think you need to get to around ep 3ish for it start to take shape, and then story flows a bit more errr coherently...and then it'll wander off again, and then gets very weird...

      More like Legion and less like The Royal Tenenbaums :D
       
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      I keep banging the drum for "Godless" too which is a stone-cold classic.
       
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      I honestly think godless is masterful, really enjoyed it.

      As for Maniac, got another two episodes in and its really picking up.
       
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      Maniac is terrible and a great example of how too much money is being thrown at too many ideas. I watched it all but was sooooo disappointed. Most episodes are fillers and this should have been a 2 part series at best. Very little of any substance to each episode. Jonah Hill seems to be trying to become Adam Sandler with the voice of someone incomprehensible.
       
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      I am only onto episode 7 or 8 I think.

      I am still a bit on the fence. Episode 3 or 4 started to clear some things up and I started to understand it more. But I am still not fully convinced.

      I am trying to 'get it' and to an extent I do, and it might be cleverer than it lets on. I like that it is a bit different, and I like guessing what's going on and what's going to happen. But some bits of it are just plain weird. Some episodes feel a bit like fillers, and some seem a little lazy, sure the last two episodes have been like 27 minutes long, I mean c'mon?!
      And Jonah Hill, I dont know, he's 'main' character is fine, plays it well. But he's acting in his other roles are very questionable.

      I am sticking with it, but it could go either way at the minute.
       
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      If it’s as weird as Legion, I am all-in.
       
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      finished it last night, some elements i liked, some weren't my cup of tea, i think overall its a little overrated perhaps, seeing a lot of 10/10 reviews on imdb!!, i'm actually surprised i didn't enjoy it more as sci-fi / futurism / offbeat is usually right up my street - 6/10
       
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      I loved it from start to finish, it was very weird in the beginning before I got attuned to the slight surreal tone. And I agree with what other's have said here, you need to get to episode 3 or so before things start making sense.
       

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