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Countdown to chaos: a “hyping” of “Ratched”

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A column straight from the unorthodox mind of Jamie Miller. Often written during the middle of the night, Miller provides reviews of TV shows and movies, books, and details life through from his perspective (artwork by Abby Haywood/The Collegiate).

By Jamie Miller – 1:18 a.m.

Greetings Nightlighters it is I, “the magically mad man with a perpetual case of the munchies” Jamie Miller here with yet another issue of Night Light. Now gentle readers I must confess It’s very rare I get very excited about a TV show, I much prefer to have medium to low expectations and be impressed. However, after seeing a trailer for an upcoming Netflix series I just had to write about my hype, also most of my fellow editors are asleep so I decided that I would have a bit of fun and go rogue, so just put on your reading glasses and enjoy.

“Ratched,” which will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 18, is a reimagining/ prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and tells the story of how the twisted titular Nurse Ratched became the monster she was in the movie. 

Sarah Paulson of “American Horror Story” fame will star in the main role. Other actors and actresses starring include Sharon Stone from well, what seems like every classic movie from the 80s and 90s and a few others such as “Basic Instinct,” “Casino,” and “Alpha Dog.” Also starring in the show is one of my favorite actors Vincent D’Onofrio known for playing such characters such as Wilson Fisk/ Kingpin in “Daredevil” and Detective Robert Goren in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” 

The show looks good, albeit strange. However, Paulson tends to excel at these roles which gives me high hopes for this show. The trailer gives a bizarre  psychological thriller vibe. And let’s be honest if movies like “Joker” and “Taxi Driver” are any indication, the masses love a good story of a psychological spiral into insanity so I predict this show will do pretty well. However, stay tuned as I am pretty sure I’m going to be writing a review of “Ratched” once it’s actually out.