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    Starting a thread for this as it is easily one of the best shows of the year. Curious if it has any awards chances, though doubtful since it’s horror. Anyone else watching/finished it?

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    I’m surprised there wasn’t a thread for this already because there’s definitely a lot of buzz for it. I’ve only watched a few episodes, it’s good but I don’t love it yet, so far it feels like it probably should have been a movie but that could definitely change further in. Elizabeth Reaser is my favorite performance so far.

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    That’s the best Netflix show I have ever seen and one of the most terrifying. It’s not really a « horror » show but more of a family/drama/horror show. And the cast is OUTSTANDING. If the cast doesn’t win Best Cast in a Drama Series I will riot in the streets!

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    I’m loving it. The storytelling method is really working for me but honestly I was in since that moment in the premiere when the siblings all woke up scared at the same time. I like that it doesn’t rely heavily on jump scares but on general spookiness and mystery. Even my least favorite episode this far (the Twin Thing) had various redeeming scenes, the final one especially stands out. I also really like the child actors, the ones playing bb Nell and Luke are adorable and tug on my heart constantly, and I was already a fan of Mckenna Grace. Perhaps the show isn’t winning any acting awards (they are good to various extents but so far (I’m on episode 5) none stand out as consistently flat out amazing. They all have their moments though) but the writing and the directing is great and it is enjoyable as hell. I’d really like to see Netflix push it to a few noms.

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    Mckenna Grace has literally sky-rocketed. She first appeared if I remember correctly on CW’s The Vampire Diaries and ABC’s Once Upon a Time as the young versions of the protagonists and then went on to do literally 10 times bigger things (Gifted with Chris Evans, I, Tonya) and keeps going like that with now this and Captain Marvel etc.

    She played Kiefer Sutherland’s daughter in DS as well.

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    I finally finished watching this watched this every night (instead of Jeopardy/Wheel of Fortune and the news at 6 lol). Just a few thoughts:
    Episode One: “Steven Sees a Ghost” was a great episode. My grade: A
    Episode Two: “Open Casket” is the only episode I didn’t like. My grade: C
    Episode Three: “Touch” is excellent. A+
    Episode Four: “The Twin Thing” was by far the best written one in my opinion. My grade: A+
    Episode Five: “The Bent-Neck Lady” wasn’t great but good. My grade: B
    Episode Six: “Two Storms” was perfection in terms of directing but not great. My grade: B
    Episode Seven: “Eulogy” was a hell of a lot better than the previous two episodes. My grade: B+
    Episode Eight: “Witness Marks” was amazing. A+
    Episode Nine: “Screaming Meemies” was really good. My grade: A
    Episode Ten: “Silence Lay Steadily” was my second favorite episode of the season in terms of writing. My grade: A+

    Overall grade for the entire season: A

    I think that Huisman, Gugino, and Pedretti were the ones that stood out to me the most but I hope the Emmys remember them

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    I’ve seen half the season so far and wow this deserves so many nominations the bent neck lady episode was fantastic I’d be happy if Victoria Pedretti won.

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    I’ve seen half the season so far and wow this deserves so many nominations the bent neck lady episode was fantastic I’d be happy if Victoria Pedretti won.

    Wait until you see Ep. 6

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    This was just fantastic. I was excited to see all of the press around the show because I needed something spooky for the Halloween season, and certainly this show aced that aspect, but I was not prepared for the wallop it would pack as a family drama. Those are undoubtedly the strongest moments of the show and what will make it so unforgettable. I dare not say anything further so as to spoil the show, but every detail developed over ten episodes is richly rewarded and culminates beautifully in the end. I am overjoyed the reception for the show has been as overwhelmingly positive as it has been because there is easily a chance for divisiveness, especially as the end game lays itself out. In some ways, it kind of feels like the show we need right now, and that it is packaged within a Netflix horror show is beyond my wildest dreams.

    Good God, this cast. It is a true ensemble effort with moments for literally every actor to shine. Those child actors were excellent, and the identical pairings of some older and younger actors was damn near jarring. My one quibble would maybe be the decision to cast an older and younger Hugh. It was not entirely necessary, but then we wouldn’t have Timothy Hutton in the show, so I can forgive it. The five adult children were all excellent with huge moments for all to shine. I’m not really sure I could pick a favorite performance or character. Best in show, though, was Carla Gugino, whose work here was so beautifully unfolded over ten episodes and left me in constant awe. This character needed a delicate balance in order to have the audience fully on board with her actions by the end of the show, and Gugino absolutely nailed it. I’m floored.

    Netflix, don’t try to milk this show for any more seasons. It is perfect as is, and let the story end here. And if you’re giving any of your limited series the big awards season push, it needs to be this show and not “Maniac.” SAG, please add an Ensemble in a Limited Series/TV Movie category so this cast can be rightfully recognized. Writing and directing, as well as a slew of technicals, should be an easy nomination, and here’s hoping it just might happen if Netflix recognizes how hot this show is right now. I can’t get over what I just finished and I’m off to spread the word.

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    Episode 6 was outstanding holy shit the directing, cinematography and performances.

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    Episode 6 was outstanding holy shit the directing, cinematography and performances.

    Mike Flanagan needs to win directing.

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    I wish Netflix would buy an “Ensemble award” from the Globes a la Short Cuts. Almost everyone deserves to be recognized and this would be the easiest way to reward all of them. And it is the only reason why I want it to have a second season, so it can compete as a drama at SAG.

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    Episode 5 and 6, especially 6, were the best hours of television I have watched all year.

    This is such a heartbreaking show. I didn’t go in thinking I’d shed a tear. It is heart wrenching

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