The trailer for Netflix's miniseries Maniac looks promising

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Came expecting a docu-series on Jennifer Beals. Leaving sad and broken.


…with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently.

So it’s not actual medication? Sounds like a highly effective placebo.

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I was expecting a mini-series adaptation of Maniac Mansion, and was equally disappointed.

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Yeah, well my crushing disillusionment knows no bounds. I expected the definitive documentary on the Modular Autonomous Numeric Integrator And Computer, the long-rumored (and still ultra-secret) early 1950’s successor to ENIAC.

[ETA: Oops! Didn’t mean to malign MANIAC I, developed in 1952 at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Though they did select a decidedly more pedestrian acronym.]


Apparently their somewhat similar world is different enough from ours that screaming red flags don’t exist.


There, there.

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I’m intrigued. Took me a moment to recognise Justin Theroux there.

This looks intriguing. However, I think Owen Milgrim is a character, not one of the actors.

I’m looking forward to this.

Dystopian near future sci-fi with interesting cast? Intriguing!

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