The Haunting of Bly Manor

The Haunting of Bly Manor ★★★★

Much different than Hill House in a lot of ways which is welcome to me tbh, I’m glad they didn’t just try and make that season all over again. While I don’t think everything works here, it’s still a beautifully gothic romance ghost story. Both of the child actors were really great along with Victoria Pedretti, Rahul Kohli and Amelia Eve BUT T’Nia Miller was the standout here for me. I was sad to see that she kind of takes a backseat in the latter half of the season, especially after the outstanding episode 5, The Altar of the Dead. I think this season is also just considerably slower which at times can make it feel a little tough to get through (particularly the Peter Rebecca storyline which I could just NOT get into unfortunately, it just didn’t do it for me), but even with it’s downfalls it manages to tell an interesting and heartbreaking story. And speaking of heartbreaking, holy fuck that finale!!! Thanks for trying to make me choke on my tears Mike Flanagan!

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