Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
good to know that definition. Thank you rooster
I have been watching this:
Maniac follows "Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons. Annie is disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray, claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently."
Oh dear God! Zonkey, you have a terminal disease.
Why in God's name would you waste one moment of life watching crap like this?
I blame NetFlix. It isn't actually that bad as a mini. There's a lot of weird stuff going on in the series.
Forgot to mention, that the series is placed in the near future, so there's a lot of science fiction elements, including a paid service to blackmail people, robots (some of which are mimicking koalas and playing chess for money) and other sort of humoristic features.
"a paid service to blackmail people"?
Now THAT is a winning business model!
You get paid to shine dirt on people.
Then the dirty people pay you too!
I may have passed judgement too quickly.
I know it seems like a very... Dirty... And mostly unchristian way, but... But... As a humoristic version of the future... Why not?
The potential humor is intriguing.
I don't have Netflix, but I'll look around for it.
There were black dudes and a woman in the series, so my question was a bit premature. Then again, naturally, that's how I have always been myself.
I don't know, if you have NetFlix, Bud, but... You really have to see this miniseries. It's... Well... It's... Superb. Beyond anything you have seen in the recent years. And yes, I've seen the Twin Peaks re... Whatever.
Is there a secret toilet paper factory on Neptune?
I think this has to be one of the weirdest miniseries I have watched in years. Very eerie things happening, when the experiment starts to go sideways.