Review: Netflix’s Maniac Offers Rewards for Those Who Can Handle the Weirdness

What’s best about the show is watching the characters try so hard to be ideals of themselves and embody big ideas, only to be pulled back to earth by the cold, unsexy grip of reality. Continue reading Review: Netflix’s Maniac Offers Rewards for Those Who Can Handle the Weirdness

Hackers Have Feelings, Too: Mental Health and Substance Use in Mr. Robot

Alex Masurovsky The pattern of comorbidity between mental health issues and substance abuse has recently manifested itself in a startling new demographic: fictional characters of TV series. Mr. Robot (USA Network), the third season of which is now streamable online, centers on a complicated anti-hero replete with inner turmoil, whose primary coping mechanisms are hacking, denial and drugs. Nothing is ever really spelled out regarding … Continue reading Hackers Have Feelings, Too: Mental Health and Substance Use in Mr. Robot