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Haunting of Hill House
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:26:12 pm »
Anyone who has read the book check out the Netflix series yet?
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Re: Haunting of Hill House
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 04:40:06 pm »
Anyone who has read the book check out the Netflix series yet?

My youngest kid watches this.  She says it's a 6/10.
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Re: Haunting of Hill House
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 04:47:13 pm »
Anyone who has read the book check out the Netflix series yet?

My youngest kid watches this.  She says it's a 6/10.

I would personally lean closer to 7.5/10, if judged on its own merit. If considered an actual adaptation of the Haunting of Hill House I would give it a 3/10 maybe.
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Re: Haunting of Hill House
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 06:13:46 pm »
I’ve been considering watching it. What are the biggest issues with it, taken on its own and not as an adaptation?
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 06:48:42 pm »
The second half of the series had a few too many scenes of people standing around and talking. And I took issue with the message I felt the last episode was imparting.

That’s all I will say without spoiling anything.
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Re: Haunting of Hill House
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 07:01:07 pm »
Sounds like I’ll probably enjoy it until the ending, depending on that message. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Haunting of Hill House
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 07:23:30 pm »
No problem!
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