I don't get it.


How is this melodramatic borefest the highest rated show of 2018? If I wanted to watch siblings argue about first world problems, I'd watch a soap opera.

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Ok. Enjoy your soap opera.

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Sounds like you didn't get far into it. It really finds its stride around the third episode. The cheap jump scares at the start are more artfully applied and the show really nails some clever moments. Gets very good. Worth staying with.

The end, however ... well, lets just say that is is part good and part horseshit. you should still watch it.

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I couldn't stop watching until I was done, wasn't boring at all.

I can see why the show gets its high rating.

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And you actually watched the whole thing AND have far more than 2 posts to your credit, so YOUR post had great credibility with me. The OP, on the other hand . . . well, at least he’s not peddling his solipsistic glumness here any more.

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The ending *was* a bit of a let-down, I am not going to deny that (but then that's the case with most things in the horror genre IMO), but it's still an intelligently done series, with great acting I thought.

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You’re right and, you know what?, there’s nothing wrong with imperfection. I have a valued wise friend who once asked me, “If you can’t have perfection, can’t you be satisfied with ‘mere’ excellence?” The world’s most respected Shakespeare critic summarized his opinion of The Bard like this: “He does nothing outstandingly, but so MANY things WELL.” Haunting of Hill House was worth my time.

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Oh, so you've seen it already? From your previous post I thought you haven't yet.

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HOHH does several things outstandingly well.

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Agreed, why I prefer horror FILMS because they don’t need to drag out middle class drama for hours and hours.

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You could do that, but than you wouldn't have been able to fit as much story and character development and it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable to so many people. Appeasing low attention spans should not be the highest priority of art. A film would not have done this story justice.

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Not necessarily low attention span, but the filler just isn't that interesting or new to me. And since I prefer reading to begin with, I'll consider giving the book a chance, certainly more than I did the show since I consider reading to be a "higher priority of art" than passive viewing. In contrast, I have taken immense enjoyment from the Netflix show Marianne, which is way more intriguing IMO.

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