Maniac: Having a day
September 22, 2018 8:02 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Remember Dr. James, from the commercial with Dr. Robert? Well, he is reintroduced and, as a bonus, we learn why Owen was committed.
posted by k8t (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Omg. That sex machine!
posted by k8t at 8:03 PM on September 22, 2018 [9 favorites]


When Annie explained that she takes the drugs to spend time with her sister... I cried, like GRTA did.
posted by k8t at 8:04 PM on September 22, 2018 [1 favorite]




I didn't realize that Sally Field is the voice of GRTA until reading the recaps.

Owen's brother was terrifying. I wasn't feeling particularly sympathetic to Owen in the first two episodes, and part of that was due to him being about to lie to shield his brother from whatever crime it was he committed, but, the way he threatened him in the flashback made it more understandable. And I liked Annie better after her scenes this episode too.

Dr. James' introduction was really something.
posted by oh yeah! at 10:32 AM on September 23, 2018


I'm taking it slow through the series, but I must say I was hooked from the first and really enjoyed this episode.

I am very excited for cross-wired trauma flashbacks between Owen and Annie.

I am struck by how much Owen's brother immediately seemed like how you'd imagine Brett Kavanaugh is at home. Every breath you take is so stalkery and abusive. yuck.
posted by OHenryPacey at 3:29 PM on October 3, 2018 [5 favorites]


The most subtlely bizarre moment of this episode for me is the scene in which Owen's brother is singing "Every Breath You Take," a song written by Sting, while their mother is played by Trudie Styler, Sting's wife.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 8:34 PM on October 4, 2018 [7 favorites]


The most subtlely bizarre moment of this episode for me is the scene in which Owen's brother is singing "Every Breath You Take," a song written by Sting, while their mother is played by Trudie Styler, Sting's wife.

Whoa. I didn't know that. That makes the scene even weirder, considering EBYT is a breakup/angry divorce song, being sung as a love song in the scene.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:55 AM on October 28, 2018


We should be seeing a whole bunch more floppies for that scenario.
Also, "Paraphilia Monthly" is a little on the nose
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:51 PM on November 8, 2018


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