Maniac

A Netflix limited series featuring Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux? Yes, yes please. We were all expecting this to be good, with the talent featured and Cary Joji Fukunuga, expectations were high.

This show was absolutely FANTASTIC. The ground-breaking performances from Emma Stone, Jonah Hill and Justin Theroux blew me away whilst the bizarre and quite frankly unfunctional world created by Cary couldn’t be more absorbing. Other performances on par with those I’ve mentioned include Sonoya Mizuno and Sally Field, two of the quirkier characters who brought their own charm to the crazy world of Maniac.

I don’t really want to talk about this show too much, I feel it’s one you must experience rather than read about and have even the smallest plotlines spoiled. So all I’ll say is this show explores mental health, science fiction and the human condition on an insane level, all backed up by multiple Oscar worthy performances from Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.

Adventure Time

Adventure Time was an enigma of a show, bizarre in nature and never failed to bewilder those who watched. The stories told were able to touch the hearts of both the old and young alike, giving this animated masterpiece one of the largest audiences an animated show has ever received.

With so much story, continuity and character development over several seasons of the show it was hard not to fall in love from everyone from Finn and Jake, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum and even BMO. So many well lived lives, fantastical stories and amazing adventures left us yearning for more from the creative bombshell that was Pendleton Ward’s mind.

With the final episode we say goodbye to the land of Ooo through the new world of Ooo, which answers all the questions we’ve asked whilst opening up and entirely new and unrelated can of worms.

With what was a great finale, Adventure Time has come to a satisfying end, and we finally say goodbye to our good friends Finn and Jake.

Good Girls

This one was a slow burner, in the sense that the character chemistry wasn’t as evident as it became as the season progressed. However, once I felt grounded in the world that Good Girls had created I couldn’t get enough. One of my favourite things about this show is that it takes the formula or ‘good girls gone bad’ but jumps straight into the ‘bad’. There’s no slow burning story as to why these three women, three best friends end up doing what they do, but rather an immediate reason which calls for an immediate response.

Without getting into much, which would ruin many plot points, I highly recommed this show for its well timed comedy, brilliant wit and fantastic performances from the three brilliant actors Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman.

PD Paradise

This one is… extreme? When I heard the creators of Brickleberry were back with a new Netflix original animated series, I was a very, very happy boy. Brickleberry ran for three seasons and was what Family Guy animation would be like with South Park’s unrelenting satire, and of course, outright offensiveness.

With PD Paradise we revisit the universe of Waco O’Guin and Roger Black where no joke is too far and nobody, absolutely nobody is safe. With plenty of crass humour, drug uses and too many sexual innuendos to count, PD Paradise takes the formula of satire to the extreme and creates a hilarious, unapologetic show that you wish you didn’t enjoy, but trust me, you will.

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