The Haunting of Hill House **SPOILERS**

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Luce wrote:
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Ella77 wrote:
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There is SO much wrong with their version of Britain. Why couldn’t they get a British person to run an eye over this at some point, FFS?
I have said almost this exact same thing. I'm only 3 episodes in so can't tell if they're deliberately weird or just an American version of British. I was really hoping it's the former but fear it may be the latter.
Quite.

Carla Gugino's Yorkshire* accent (the narrator) is particularly speshul

*aka generic Northern no idea what....

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Sometimes it makes a stab at RP, then randomly there’s a bit of Durham.

The most egregious thing (I’m still not over it :))) is that we DO NOT HAVE LIGHTS IN CELLARS THAT YOU SWITCH ON BY PULLING A SHORT CHAIN ATTACHED TO THE LIGHT BULB, ok, America?

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Yes. :mog:

That and the flag and the separated desks without folding lids. It was basically a US high school classroom but with kids in uniform saying "he's a tit" because that sounds British ha ha.

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And in a UK prep school (especially then), pupils would never, never, never leave when the bell rings without being told they could go.

I did enjoy the spirited attempts by everybody to use cutlery properly, though :)).

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And in a UK prep school (especially then), pupils would never, never, never leave when the bell rings without being told they could go.

I did enjoy the spirited attempts by everybody to use cutlery properly, though :)).
:lol:

I'm trying to remember if we even had a bell (private, girls' senior day school) I really don't think we did. I particularly don't recall double lessons being interrupted by a dinging bell. I could be completely wrong though.

I get that drama can't always be accurate. You would never want to watch anything with actors playing musicians with my Dad. He could ruin Truly Madly Deeply. :)) Likewise medic stuff, or police stuff with anyone who knows the reality. But this is just basic and laziness.

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That’s it. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it shouldn’t be so lazy. And most British people drink from mugs, for crying out loud.

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Yes, especially when they could have been reasonably reassured of having a British audience that, considering the nature of the programme, will be questioning whether the weirdness is accidental or deliberate as some kind of clue!

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It’s pretty dreadful, like a bad made for TV movie. It jars so much that it detracts from the story.

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I don’t know why I’m still watching it. In episode 6 (I think?) there’s a whole plot point about a plant, and the plant is visibly fake, I mean VISIBLY.

Episode 6 honestly felt like they were totally ad libbing it.

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Oh dear. :lol: I haven't got any further. With Hill House we were *trying* not to watch it too fast because it was so good. This is the opposite.

I'm guessing episode 6 is meant to be a show-offy episode like the - amazing - one-take episode in Hill House. I've seen it compared (negatively) in reviews to an episode of Castle Rock S1 centred around Sissy Spacek's character's POV, having dementia and jumping around in time.

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Luce wrote:
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Yes, especially when they could have been reasonably reassured of having a British audience that, considering the nature of the programme, will be questioning whether the weirdness is accidental or deliberate as some kind of clue!
This! I've spent ages questioning whether something is a weird clue or just something that has been poorly translated. Disclaimer : I have only watched the first episode and I can't work out if there is deliberately no sense of period/time. Is that a stylistic choice or is it part of the story or is it just bad?

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I finished this the other day and, British attempts aside, I absolutely loved it.

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Yes I loved it too. I could have done without the final few scenes though (except for the final shot).

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That's pretty much how we spent the first episode, Ruby. Not knowing what was intended and what wasn't.
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I finished this the other day and, British attempts aside, I absolutely loved it.
I should probably give it another chance but what's happened now is that we're rewatching Hill House instead since all we kept doing while watching this one was talking about how good that was in contrast.

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I loved it to but could have skipped a lot of the last episode.

The narrator needed to decide what accent she wanted and stick to it!

I’ve only just realised the cast is the same to Hill House.

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I hate-watched it in the end. I liked the final episode, but jeez, it was bad.

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I think I preferred it to Hill House even!

Although, I do wonder why they brought back all the actors from before apart from one!

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