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Maniac Review: An Intense and Intelligent Superbad Reunion

Netflix recently released the “limited series” Maniac. The series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as two subjects in an experimental drug trial that will supposedly solve every one of their mental health issues. The series also features Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Sally Fields (My Name is Doris), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), and James Monroe Iglehart (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). While the series may only be 10 episodes, each one varying in length from roughly 26 to 45 minutes, the show packs a punch and gives us performances that will linger for a very long time.

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Big Mouth Season 1 Review: “Life Is A F**ked Up Place”

Last year Netflix released the animated series Big Mouth. Created by Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The show follows a group of 7th graders who deal with the ups and downs of puberty and growing up. The show features the voice talents of Nick Kroll, John Mulaney (Oh, Hello on Broadway), Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn 99), Jenny Slate (Bob’s Burgers), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Maya Rudolph (Life of the Party), and Jordan Peele (Get Out).

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Iron Fist Season 2 Review: It Got Better

Ask anyone who has watched the Marvel Netflix shows and they’ll tell you Iron Fist Season 1 is the bad one. Every other series has been outstanding on one level or another, but there were a lot of issues that plagued the introduction of Iron Fist. The character grew a bit more with Defenders, and when used in the second season of Luke Cage, we finally saw the Danny Rand fans know and love. The new season is without a doubt a step up from the first season, but it does still have some flaws.

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Ozark: Netflix Breaks Bad In The Best Way Possible

Last year Netflix debuted the dark drama Ozark to little fanfare. The series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a Chicago financial advisor who has secretly been laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel. When their deal goes south, he proposes a new venture to save the lives of him and his family: laundering $500 million in 5 years through small businesses in the Ozarks. The cartel gives him three months to come up with the $8 million his partner stole as a test. If he succeeds, they move forward with the five year plan; if he fails, they kill him and his family.

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