I'll be fair, it took me a few tries to get into "The Haunting of Hill House." My mom had told me about it, and I had planned to watch it, but I am also going through test week, so when I wasn't studying, I was sleeping.
However, I still found time to watch it and BOY was it worth it.
I am a huge fan of anything spooky and creepy, so a lot of my movie watching time is actually spent trying to find something to watch. There are only a few gems in Netflix's selection, and this show is one of them.
Following the lives of one family, "The Haunting of Hill House" is not only an excellent show (with many "Murder House" vibes), but also presents a situation that is very real: five siblings, all grown up, trying to cope with the fact that they didn't have a "normal" childhood, with many things that need to be forgotten.
I don't want to spoil anything, but I will tell you: there are lots of creepy bits, a few really good jump scares, and a beautiful portrait of a family just trying to live.
You will cry. You'll feel sad. You'll feel scared. There are even some laughable moments.
But don't worry: Unlike the book it was inspired by, "The Haunting of Hill House" will leave you with a sense of peace.
(If they ruin that ending with a season two, I will actually riot. Just saying.)