Netflix: Haunting Of Hill House

Monday, December 17, 2018
I’m a very picky person when it comes to watching movies and tv shows. I want to be intrigued right away. That’s probably a lot to ask for but it’s almost the only way to grab my attention. I barely watch new shows and I just put the old ones on repeat most days. But every time I came across the Haunting Of Hill House on Netflix, I was interested. But I never got around to watching the show right away. It wasn’t until I came across an article about one of the episodes, that made me watch it about 4 days ago. Don’t worry I don’t give away spoilers.

You have to be careful with shows like this one, because you don’t want to be repetitive. So at first I was skeptical of watching this because I was thinking this is the same kind of show, where a family is being haunted. Before I continue I just want to say that it’s nothing how I expected it to be. The way the show was written and directed was out of this world. The acting was phenomenal and it kept me wondering, what the next scene or episode was going to be like. I watched this show in one day and that’s rare for me, I haven’t binged watched a show since the beginning of this year. 

Just to give you a background about the family. Married couple Hugh and Olivia Crain move into a house they are trying to flip during this Summer. Along with their kids Oldest child Steven, second oldest child Shirley, middle child Theodora also known as Theo, twins Luke and Eleanor also known as Nell. Between the twins Luke is 90 seconds older. 

Haunting Of Hill House is very different and unique but it captures every detail of its meaning. There’s really no questions unanswered for me, which makes it worth watching. I love how each character has their own epsisode and you see how the past affects them in the future. Usually you don’t really get to see the characters of a show in depth like this. What makes this show special is how every answer to your question isn’t just thrown at you in one episode. It’s like a, “wow I see how this ties in with...” type of moment. For example, some shows that I’ve watched the problem or  question was answered in a way that left me with more questions and overall I was confused. It just didn’t makes sense because they jammed it in at the last 3 minutes of the show. As I said before the acting was great, they bring the characters to life. Not only are they strong individually, which makes it easy to become attached to the character and feel their emotions but together it’s like you forget this is not a real family. 

This was written weeks ago, but I never got around to posting it. I hope you enjoyed reading this. If you’ve watched this show let me know! 

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