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The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) TV Show

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

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  2. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    Can’t wait
     
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  3. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/kingwildlands

    I am very excited for this and Apostle.
     
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  4. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    Guess I'll get on this right after Castle Rock
     
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  5. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    anyone start this???
     
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  6. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/kingwildlands

    Once I finish up Grimm in a few days I’m all over this.
     
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  7. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    Holy cow 5/5 from Slant? That's huge. I didn't realize who the director was either. I was mildly interested before, now I can't wait.
     
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  8. lostawholeyear

    Regular Prestigious

    Episode 5 :-O Nell's story is fucking tragic :( I think I could've watched another hour or two of she & her husband. They were adorable.
    They did an amazing job with the casting.
     
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  9. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    Episode one was good so far
     
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  10. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    Only got to finish episode 3 last night. It was my favorite so far. Theo is the best of the bunch.
     
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  11. Night Channels

    Trusted

    This is so good.

    The Mr. Smiley stuff was tragic.
     
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  12. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    About to start watching this. My wife hates scary, how scary vs family drama is this?
     
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  13. Night Channels

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    It’s a perfect blend of the two so far.

    My girlfriend usually refuses to watch horror but she’s giving this a shot because Halloween is coming up.

    It’s very creepy but she’s hanging in there through three episodes.
     
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  14. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    First episode was okay, definitely some good mixed in with bad. The change in dad actors was incredibly jarring.
     
  15. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Okay, episode 2 was way better. Flashback Dad is the weakest link by far, though.
     
  16. Night Channels

    Trusted

    I don't have a problem with the dad.

    Hutton is awesome. I think it would be worse to put aging makeup on Henry Thomas.
     
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  17. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Hutton is fine, Thomas is the issue — he’ll take me out of the scene sometimes.
     
  18. Matt Metzler

    anberlinforever.com Prestigious

    Binged the whole thing this weekend. It has such a strong build-up and then the end is kind of a real big dud with a pretty absurd tonal shift that takes ALL the teeth out of the house despite its stated "mission" still being incomplete.
     
  19. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Enjoying this a lot , 3 eps down.
     
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  20. marissalg

    Trusted Supporter

    I’m on episode 5 and I’m absolutely hooked. Usually not one for scary things but this caught my eye and I’m glad I started it.
     
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  21. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    pretty much this. the finale really put a huge damper on the whole thing. Thought the whole happy ending of each the characters went directly against a lot of the shows themes.[
     
  22. zigbigwig

    I Miss Jake W Prestigious

    finished episode 5 yesterday. it's so good.

    planning to finish this in the next couple days, and then Halloween would be showing locally. what a week.
     
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  23. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    I loved everything about it. You wanted some crazy battle with the house and for it to burn down? That would have been directly against the tone of the rest of the show. The father died, that was one more person the house took, it wasn't completely happy. I didn't expect them something cliche like them trapped in the house forever. It was about them getting through their issues as a family as much as it was about the haunted house.
     
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  24. Vivatoto

    Looking back I'm just as bad as you Prestigious

    Ep 7 49:20 holy shit, most fucked up sighting of a ghost yet. I thought the first scene was bad enough but she’s in the next scene too.
     
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  25. Matt Metzler Oct 15, 2018
    (Last edited: Oct 15, 2018)
    Matt Metzler

    anberlinforever.com Prestigious

    Sorry in advance for the massive spoiler tag.

    I just felt like there were too many unearned and unsubstantiated twists and leaps at the end. Among them: 1) The house is "the most dangerous" for Steven out of all of the surviving kids according to Hugh, but is Steven's life ever even actually threatened back inside the house? An apparently harmless ghost gets in his face, the house gives him a spooky vision, and then he gets to leave. 2) Meanwhile, um, how does Luke get to "opt out" of death when he has injected himself with rat poison, exactly? It takes him a minute or two to fully process what has happened and to decide not to "stay" dead, and then he's allowed to strong-arm his way back into life, despite the fact that Nell realized immediately that death was a terrible mistake and wasn't given the slightest chance to opt out of it. The house killed them both but one of them got to say no thanks? 3) Hugh's face crumbles into pieces in the hallway. He's alone. There's nobody else there to see this vision, or fake-out, or whatever it is. But nevermind, he's fine. It never happened. 4) The family is an unfinished meal to the house, but once Hugh chooses to die, it gives up its hold on the surviving family members? Do the ghosts no longer follow them around outside the house? Does ghost-Nell give up her hauntings? Theo just gets to ignore her crippling touch sensitivity/psychic powers from now on as if it was psychological all along, contradicting what the whole rest of the series repeatedly emphasized, that it wasn't just in their heads? 5) The Dudleys are content to let their daughter wander through Hill House for eternity despite the fact that the woman who fed their daughter rat poison is also wandering there for eternity, and they aren't even mad about it? They actually beg for this to be allowed? 6) Sorry, but, again, Luke injected rat poison into his veins. I don't want his character to be dead, but if the writers chose to have an actual syringe of actual rat poison hanging out of his actual arm... he should be actually dead.

    I'll try to rewatch the last episode soon and see if I've missed some things or if I'm being too harsh, but right now, these just feel like plot holes a mile wide from a show that had previously been painstakingly careful and intentional about the smallest details.
     
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