Oliver Timberlake

Oliver is a writer with a passion for TV, arts and culture.

In his 2020 analysis of Disco Elysium, the critic Noah Gervais notes that depression feels like “a mixtape of misery, each song carefully chosen and arranged by you, for you, for maximum effect”. He elaborates, though, by saying “everyone’s depression feels deeply personal… but the basic shape of it is oddly uniform. It’s why you can feel like the only person in the world who feels like you feel but when you go in to see a therapist, they’ve already printed out a checklist with most of those feelings arranged in rows.” Sometimes the best short-term medicine is catharsis. To…

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