‘The pattern is the pattern’: Sentiment as therapy in Maniac

Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill) has schizophrenia, and one effect of that is seeing a non-existent brother. This brother assures him that he’s meant for greatness, and that he’s “going to save the world," if only Owen could trust him. To be sure, Netflix’s Maniac portrays a simplistic, cartoonish version of a complicated disorder, but that’s …

Ghoul: A Netflix Original Miniseries – “Reveal Their Guilt, Eat Their Flesh”

Now, this is the show I thought I was going to get from minute one. The third and final part of Ghoul brings the tension, horror and bloodshed I was waiting to see, and even further enhances the parallels between it and The Thing. We already knew the characters in Ghoul weren't to be trusted …

Ghoul: A Netflix Original Miniseries – “Out of the Smokeless Fire”

It's one thing calling your 18-part TV show an 18-hour movie, but can you imagine your actual movie becoming a Netflix miniseries during production? Well, Patrick Graham can because that's exactly what happened with his new show, Ghoul. In the past few years, Netflix has really committed to producing more and more non-English-language content in …