Liam Hoofe reviews Netflix
2018 has been a bit of a hit and miss year for Netflix originals, but the streaming services has really upped its game in recent weeks with the return of some of their most popular shows including BoJack Horseman
and American Vandal
. Their most anticipated release this month, though, comes from True Detective
director Cary Fukunaga whose new show, Maniac
, dropped on the service this past Friday.
Set in a not-too-distant future New York, Maniac
exists in a world where living costs take up 87% of your income, people can prolong their lives in pods in their back garden, and proxy friend and husband services dominate the advertising world. It’s a living, breathing New York City, but far from the one that we know and love today.
The opening episode introduces us to the show’s two main characters – Owen and Annie. The former, played by Jonah Hill