We went into Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House with slightly above average expectations. The trailer looked pretty good and the big sell was that it starred Carla Gugino, who we stan pretty hard (SHE CREATURE!). But other than that we weren’t totally sure what to expect from it so we didn’t overhype ourselves.
It turns out that The Haunting of Hill House is one of the finest shows Netflix has produced to date, and it is NOT because our expectations were somewhat easy to surpass. Not only is it truly creepy, but it also masterfully folds in a complex family drama which adds heaps to the story and never feels out of place or boring. We were RAPT through all ten episodes and now we’re begging Netflix to do more, in one form or another.
Our episode about The Haunting of Hill House was recorded episodically, meaning we stopped after each episode of the show and recorded our thoughts. If you haven’t watched the show yet, we REALLY think you should do so first. Or if you’re so inclined, watch an episode, then come back and listen to what we thought. Our thoughts about each are clearly separated. However you choose to enjoy it, we hope you have fun with us on this extra spooky, extra long episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE SHOWNOTES!
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Ep 90 The Haunting Of Hill House . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . . 1. The Haunting Of Hill House 2. Hill House 3. Olivia’s Sunhat 4. Luke and “The Butler” 5. Olivia and a friend 6. The Crain kids 7. Episode 6 AKA Nell’s viewing 8. Mrs Dudley 9. “The Butler” visits Stevie 10. Disney’s Haunted Mansion . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #Movies #Film #Cinema #InstaFlick #InstaMovies #TheHauntingOfHillHouse #Netflix #NetflixHillHouse #CarlaGugino #OliverJacksonCohen #MichaelHuisman #MckennaGrace #KateSiegel #ElizabethReaser #HenryThomas #TimothyHutton #MikeFlanagan #AnnabethGish #HillHouse #Halloween #ScaryMovie #ScaryShow #Horror #Gothic #ShirleyJackson