Maniac (TV Miniseries)

There is an interesting backstory here about Jonah Hill I’ve only seen one episode but I’m curious. Looking at the cast, there’s big names here. I wasn’t completely hooked but I am giving this TV miniseries a chance. I don’t do that very lightly these days either. Sci fi and psychology themes are bound to keep me interested. And, like I said, I like the actors.

Maniac
TV-MA | 40min | Comedy , Drama , Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (2018– )
Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.
Creators: Cary Joji Fukunaga, Patrick Somerville
Stars: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno

We see the most of Jonah Hill’s backstory in this pilot. Emma Stone weaves in and out but I don’t feel I learned as much about her. I’m looking forward to getting more details. They were far apart as characters and it was interesting the way they collided (The intro is a science bit on how all matter seeks to collide and connect). I’m not sure how much of the pilot story is superfluous so I’ll refrain from a summary. Basically it sets the scene for what appears to be a medical trial that works on people’s minds. I’m in for this one. I’ll wait on a score though.

Author: Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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