vulture lists

Everything You Need to Know About the Original Norwegian Maniac

It’s also streaming on Netflix.
behind the scenes

How Maniac’s Creators Approached Mental Illness

Cary Joji Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville on therapy, world-building delusions, and the message of their bizarre Netflix show.
spoilers

Let’s Talk About the Ending of Maniac

Netflix’s genre-hopping epic is really about people struggling to heal themselves in an abusive world.
  1. vulture lists
    Everything You Need to Know About the Original Norwegian ManiacIt’s also streaming on Netflix.
  2. roasts
    Netflix Orders Historical Roasts Series Starring Jeff RossIt’s like Drunk History meets a Comedy Central roast, but on Netflix.
  3. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Creeping AroundIssa gets ghosted and doesn’t take it well in an episode that brings in her inner monologue.
  4. behind the scenes
    How Maniac’s Creators Approached Mental IllnessCary Joji Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville on therapy, world-building delusions, and the message of their bizarre Netflix show.
  5. revivals
    Everything We Know About the Veronica Mars RevivalAnd why the Veronica Mars book series may play a major role.
  6. teasers
    South Park Returns This Week With a School-Shooting EpisodeSeason 22 premieres on Wednesday with an episode titled “Dead Kids.”
  7. returns
    Inside the Actors Studio Is Coming Back, But Not With James LiptonA rotating cast of guest hosts will take over for the scrumtrulescent creator.
  8. murder
    CBS All Access Is Making a Show From Desperate Housewives’ Marc CherryWhy Women Kill follows a housewife in the 1960s, a socialite in the ’80s, and a lawyer in 2018.
  9. tribeca tv festival
    Here Are Anthony Bourdain’s Last Words in the Parts Unknown Premiere“I do my best. I look. I listen. But in the end, I know it’s my story.”
  10. the industry
    NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt Is Stepping Down TodayAfter eight years at the Peacock, sources say Greenblatt is leaving to find new challenges.
  11. tv review
    Who Gets to Define Jane Fonda?The HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts reduces the Hollywood legend, even as it strives to exalt and empower her.
  12. food tv
    Parts Unknown and the Joy of Working With Anthony Bourdain“It was a very rare opportunity to have creative freedom, a very powerful platform to talk about how awesome and wonderful the world really is.”
  13. deals
    Bill Burr and Al Madrigal Sign Production Deal With Comedy CentralIncluding a stand-up series hosted by Burr and three hour-long specials.
  14. looking back
    Moral Orel Paved the Way for the Depressing Cartoons of TodayTalking with Dino Stamatopoulos, Carolyn Lawrence, and Scott Adsit about the show that was too bleak even for Adult Swim.
  15. tribeca tv festival
    Dorinda Medley Wants Lady Gaga’s Mom to Join The Real Housewives of New YorkAnd a few other things we learned from Andy Cohen’s Real Housewives panel at the Tribeca TV Festival.
  16. the industry
    Tim Cook Reportedly Axed Apple’s Dr. Dre Series Over Sex, Drugs, and ViolenceThe tech giant is reportedly leaning toward more wholesome TV fare. Or, as some put it, “expensive NBC.”
  17. tv
    Fox’s New Last Man Standing Returns Early, and on Twitter No LessYou can just imagine what Tim Allen’s character has to say about this.
  18. overnights
    You Recap: Bedtime and Dead BodiesBeck and Joe get to know one another a little better by building a bed. But the corpse on Joe’s basement remains a problem.
  19. overnights
    Kidding Recap: You’re My Crack Problem, and I Love YouMr. Pickles goes on a date, but his on-set troubles remain — as does his fixation on his ex-wife.
  20. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Proud of Our PerversionsLori goes to L.A. as C.C. starts to realize his control won’t last forever.
  21. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ManiacNetflix’s genre-hopping epic is really about people struggling to heal themselves in an abusive world.
  22. overnights
    Maniac Recap: Into the A-VoidAnnie pushes her way into the study and gets to relive the worst day of her life.
  23. last night on late night
    Hey Weirdo Stalkers, Noah Centineo Has Some Advice for You: ‘Stop Following Me’It’s not cute for him, it’s “scary.”
  24. iconic mashups
    Freddy Krueger Will Make His Glorious, Gruesome Return With … The Goldbergs?!That clawed glove budget is legit.
  25. grey's anatomy
    Ellen Pompeo Discusses Grey’s Anatomy Salary Backlash“It’s still more challenging to get women to support you when you’re actually on top and doing fantastic.”
  26. last night on late night
    Hillary Stops by Late Show To Weigh In on Whether a President Can Be IndictedAnd, hey, if you can’t indict the president, there’s always impeachment.
  27. the industry
    Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin’s Teen Scammer SitcomLike Full House, if Stephanie was running a long grift.
  28. in development
    Kenan Thompson’s Single-Dad Comedy in the Works at NBCBut what does this mean for SNL?
  29. chat room
    Maniac’s Billy Magnussen on Playing a ‘Colorful Douchebag’“It’s probably an accurate representation.”
  30. vulture recommends
    9 Things to Watch If You Like Netflix’s ManiacMore great shows and movies to wrap your head around.
  31. maniac
    The Making of Justin Theroux’s Maniac Character (and His Blow-Job Robot)“I was like, ‘I want some glasses, I want to be bald, and I want a weird wig.’”
  32. this week in late night
    We Need More Late-Night Guests Like Tiffany HaddishTry harder, people!
  33. snl
    Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New WritersSeason 44 will have some fresh faces.
  34. trailer mix
    Adam Sandler Returns to Netflix Next Month With 100% Fresh Comedy SpecialThe special was filmed in Austin earlier this year.
  35. tv review
    The Good Cop Is an Uneasy Comedy About Corrupt PoliceThis Netflix show doesn’t have nearly enough self-awareness to handle such serious issues.
  36. snl
    This Might Shock You, But Alec Baldwin Will Return to SNL As Trump This SeasonOf course he will!
  37. overnights
    Maniac Premiere Recap: The Intake ProcessAn ambitious series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone kicks off with a lonely man making a decision about his future while confused about his past.
  38. last night on late night
    Conan Unveils a Captain Marvel Trailer That’s Even More ’90sThis will make ’90s kids feel truly seen.
  39. streaming
    Chris Evans Will Be a Serious Lawyer in New Apple SeriesAnd as with all serious lawyers, this case is personal.
  40. overnights
    Jersey Shore Family Vacation Recap: The World’s First Gay GuidoA visit from a gay guido confuses everyone.
  41. end of the road
    The Deuce Will Get a Third and Final SeasonWe’re going to the ’80s.
  42. trailer mix
    The Haunting of Hill House Trailer Promises So Much Childhood TraumaCarla Gugino goes through so much for us.
  43. cancellations
    Dietland Canceled at AMCAMC has axed the critically hailed comedic drama after one season.
  44. stand-up
    Comedy Central’s Next Batch of Half-Hour Stand-up Specials Premieres Next WeekTwo specials will air every Friday starting September 28.
  45. tv review
    Manifest Is Not the Next LostYeah, you can skip boarding this plane.
  46. revivals
    The Veronica Mars Revival Is a Go at HuluMars Investigations is back in business.
  47. chat room
    Forever’s Catherine Keener on Her Love of Maya Rudolph“I would do anything for Maya. Literally, anything.”
  48. the vulture transcript
    Raphael Bob-Waksberg, In Good FaithThe BoJack Horseman creator on Times Up, bad men, and his apology tour.
  49. teasers
    Jordan Peele Will Enter Another Dimension, Host CBS’s Twilight Zone RevivalComing in 2019.
  50. trailer mix
    Daredevil Season 3 Teaser: Matt Murdock Is All Bloodied UpHe’s got the secret to beating evil.
More Articles
  • REGISTER
Sign up with a social account:

Don’t worry. We will never post to your social media account without your permission.

or create an account

We’ve sent a registration confirmation email to .

Please follow the instructions in the email within 48 hours to complete your registration.

Forgot Your Password?

Enter your email address or username and we’ll email instructions on how to reset your password.

This username or email is associated with a Facebook account.

Log in with your social account:
Check Your Inbox

We’ve sent you an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

Welcome! You are now a registered user of NYMag.com, TheCut.com, Vulture.com, ScienceOfUs.com and GrubStreet.com.

Want more? Subscribe to our daily newsletters.

  • Constant news updates on politics, business, media, and real estate.

  • Breaking news and analysis on all the latest TV, movies, music, books, theater, and art.

  • Get the latest fashion, beauty, and shopping news and recommendations.

No Thanks

We're sorry. You must confirm your registration within 48 hours of submitting your registration request. Please register again.

You are already registered. Please log in.

Reset Your Password

Enter a new password

Your password has been successfully changed.

Please log in.