The Weekly Review: October 14 – 20

 

The Haunting of Hill House

 

Last week, I said that I fully expected Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House to “suck eggs.”

Last week, I was dead wrong.

I have to admit that I’m gobsmacked by this ten-episode chiller, which boasts: great acting, an intelligent script, superb direction and, last but not least, very few “jump scares.”

If you can get past the first episode — its flashbacks and numerous actors playing the same characters in different time periods are confusing – it’s terrific binge-watching.

My prediction sucked eggs.

 

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The next time I’m feeling guilty about watching fart videos on YouTube, I’ll remind myself that the whole country is stuck in third grade.

To wit:

 

 

I don’t know. Sounds like a compliment to me. Isn’t that better than a toadstool?

 

Hard to believe that Trump brought up “Horseface” again. I’d almost forgotten about her:

 

“Horseface”

 

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Yep, much scarier than Michael Myers.

 

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Well, geez. Haven’t gay actors been playing straight characters for, like, forever?

 

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I continue to enjoy pointing out inane statements made by cable news anchors, such as Fox News’s Arthel Neville’s observation that a Trump speech was “in his usual rare form.”

Cable news anchors, for their part, continue to enjoy blissful ignorance of both me and my comments.

Seems like a “win-win” relationship, to me.

 

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