7.5
2,570 votes
Maniac

Maniac

Netflix 2018

Two struggling strangers connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial involving a doctor with mother issues and an emotionally complex computer.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Maniac

Maniac - S1E10

#1 - Option C

7.90

Season 1 - Episode 10

After the subjects are discharged, James and Azumi face Neberdine's CEO. Owen and Annie part ways -- until a startling headline sparks a reunion.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Maniac from 670 votes.

Maniac - S1E9

#2 - Utangatta

7.76

Season 1 - Episode 9

Owen and Annie meet again as a disgraced Icelandic spy and a CIA operative who helps him. Greta implores James to shut down the trial.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Maniac from 644 votes.

Maniac - S1E2

#3 - Windmills

7.48

Season 1 - Episode 2

When her pilfered stash of pills runs out, troubled Annie tries to quit -- but ends up blackmailing her way into the Neberdine study.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Maniac from 879 votes.

Maniac - S1E5

#4 - Exactly Like You

7.44

Season 1 - Episode 5

Annie and Owen are Arlie and Ollie, grifters attending a séance at the mysterious Neberdine mansion in the 1940s.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Maniac from 704 votes.

Maniac - S1E3

#5 - Having a Day

7.43

Season 1 - Episode 3

Muramoto notices irregularities in Annie and Owen's data. He questions Owen, who recalls the worst night of his life: his brother's engagement party.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Maniac from 790 votes.

Maniac - S1E6

#6 - Larger Structural Issues

7.43

Season 1 - Episode 6

Azumi tells James the whole truth about the study's snags and urges him to call his estranged mother, an esteemed therapist.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Maniac from 660 votes.

Maniac - S1E8

#7 - The Lake of the Clouds

7.33

Season 1 - Episode 8

Annia and Ellia continue their quest, and Owen's mafioso father pressures him to protect the family. Greta counsels a bereaved Gertie.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Maniac from 637 votes.

Maniac - S1E4

#8 - Furs by Sebastian

7.32

Season 1 - Episode 4

After taking the B pill, Annie and Owen find themselves on 1980s Long Island entangled in a strange caper involving a lemur.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Maniac from 753 votes.

Maniac - S1E1

#9 - The Chosen One!

7.17

Season 1 - Episode 1

Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Owen is the black sheep of the wealthy Milgrim clan. After losing his job, he enrolls in an experimental drug trial.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Maniac from 1012 votes.

Maniac - S1E7

#10 - Ceci N’est Pas une Drill

7.12

Season 1 - Episode 7

Owen and Annie take the C pill. No longer connected, he belongs to a Mafia family, and she's a medieval guide hired by an ailing elf princess.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Maniac from 658 votes.

Last updated: dec 25, 2020

Comments

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A weird show that is not for everybody but I really enjoyed it. I love the world they set up with all the little gadgets and advertising. The performances from Emma Stone and Jonah Hill were both fantastic. I like how they were able to do really different stories throughout the season to mix things up. There were a lot of funny parts too.

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Beautifully written, perfectly acted. The layers and layers of complexity, reference to literature, philosophy, art, technology and medicine, all wrapped-up in a retro-future setting make for a delightful, loving experience about healing and hope. This is one of the best mini-series I've ever seen in a long time. It takes its time to deliver a perfect ending, that makes you wonder about everything you have seen.

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what a waste of my bloody time.

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_Maniac_, what a bold show. This show is possible the most visually appealing show on Netflix. From the poster you can tell the amazing use of color and it carries over strong into the show. What a world, what a set. Everything about this series is completely thought out and you feel transported into their world. It's similar enough to our world to feel comfortable but with a taste of dystopia. Truly, this show encompasses how I feel that Jonah Hill's character must feel at all times in his world. It makes you sad, it makes you curious, it makes you happy, and best of all it makes you feel as **confused** as he is everyday as the show goes on.

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What a weird and spectacular little series. I loved the retro-futurist 70s/80s aesthetic and how everything fit together like a puzzle. Full of incredible performances through several genres all in one weird sci-fi story.

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Starts out ok with a Black Mirror kind of feel but soon degenerates into self indulgent "quirkiness" and loses its way to end up just another wacky show trying to say something about modern life and failing miserably. 5 out of 10 for effort, could do better Netflix!

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This was the biggest surprise of 2018 for me. I randomly clicked on it because I liked the title. The first episode completely captivated me. The plot was so weird and surprising, I just wanted to keep on watching. The acting was a+, especially Jonah Hill, Emma Stone and Justin Theroux were brilliant. Everything about this spoke to me. It definitely isn't for everyone, but I think that if you like it, you love it.

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I loved every second of it. Plus I think it's both actors in their best roles yet.

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THIS SHOW IS AMAZING. If u like mindfucks go for it, u will enjoy a lot. Gave it 9 because the first episodes are kinda slow but when it gets to the experiments part it just goes from good to ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY AMAZING. One of the best shows I ever watched. Hope it gets more seasons

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MANIAC is really not for everyone, given its weird premise and multiple realities, but at its very core is a multi-layered and complex story of friendship, family, loyalty, mental illness and addictions. A mini series with a smart message about hope and finding true forgiveness within.

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