The Haunting Of Hill House - I just got done with this ten episode series and I haven’t had a good ugly cry at something in quite a while. It was tragic and beautiful, and so raw. Meticulously cast. The actor who played the older Hugh in particular struck a chord with me. The show was so much more than a ghost story. The characters were deep and fascinating, and you cared for each one of them as they faced what haunted them from their childhoods.
The creator of the series, Mike Flanagan, is man behind the upcoming The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. My hype is now through the roof, cause what he did with this Shirley Jackson novel here over the course of ten episodes, it is nothing short of astonishing. I’m so shaken by what I’ve just experienced. So, so good. Twin Peaks has a rival for my favourite series ever. It was that special.
The video I’ve put in a spoiler below (because big spoilers obviously) is I think the single most powerful scene and emotional payoff for following a show through from start to end I have ever experienced. This will stay with me forever.