The much-awaited horror TV drama – The Haunting Of Bly Manor has been released yesterday (Oct 9) on Netflix that again raised the bar on the horror quotient.
Always known for giving the good and path-breaking type of content that caters to people from all age groups this one was one of the most much anticipated sequels which were waited for by the entire world and certainly they haven’t disappointed the fans hopes and expectations since The Haunting Of Bly Manor by Netflix ups horror quotient.
It is that time of the year when new series are being as a second part and sequel to their successful first parts on many popular VOD OTT global streaming apps and following this same voguing trend is the latest offering by the most globally renowned platform which is considered the best because of its unique content which is available for all age groups.
Also this series is very gripping and unique since in some ways it brings back the actual horror filled ghosts of the novel character Henry James from the 1898 horror novella “The Turn Of The Screw” which has been adapted and made into many different forms since past so many years and the latest one is in the form of a new Netflix series by the name of “The Haunting Of Bly Manor”.
This series has a whole different kind of take on the same novel. The storyline and characters are completely new but they have certainly upped the element of horror where its essence of giving goosebumps and chills remains the same.
There’s a lot of similarity between the storyline of the novella and the series where the original plot of the book was about a young governess who gets hired to tend to two kids at a spooky and horrific looking country estate and unlike the book in the Netflix adaptation of the same, it looked like the perfect kind of adaptation on the screen because of the lead characters having their own secretive and shadowy backstories along with the main focus on the only central point of are the ghosts actually real or is it only existing in the mind of the governess.
While its first part The Haunting Of Hill House was literally an excellent horror genre series by Netflix and the series creators the second part falls little flat in the story department but makes up for it with its horror and spine chilling moments that we see in the series where the plot this time also is same but only with some changes where in Hill house it was a nuclear family here in Bly Manor it is about a family that comes together because of their shared mutual trauma and grief. Some of the star cast in this series is same as the first part but different because of their accent changes and are seen playing totally new characters and this series slowly picks up as its not long before it establishes its own flavor where it manages to create a new fan base of its own along with managing to raise up the bar and performance to the same level as the season one.
The Haunting of Bly Manor has an ensemble star cast of Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith, and Amelia Eve.
The show focuses on Dani (Victoria Pedretti), an American living in England who takes on a job of being an au pair at a big countryside manor that being the Bly Manor which raises a lot of red flags and warning signs from the day one itself she is made as an in charge to take care of the recently orphaned kids Flora (Amelie Bea Smith) and Miles (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), whose previous caretaker also died mysteriously in the same manor.
Meanwhile moving forward the uncle who hired her for the said job of being the caretaker of the children refuses to visit the property and meet the orphaned kids where we also see the fact that how the haunted and spooky Bly Manor is also a home to the cook (Rahul Kohli) and and housekeeper (T’Nia Miller) who help her in taking care of the things on a daily basis in the series.
Whereas Hill House was mainly revolving on only one specific event which was the death of the family’s mother the second part of Bly Manor is not straight to the point and is very twisted in its own way since it just keeps on introducing its audiences and viewers on a slow pace with the new and secretive mysteries by focusing on each of its characters that keep on stacking up on each other till it becomes very unbearable for the audiences who just want to know why is something the way it is. For instance, the death of the kids parents, the uncle’s refusal to visit Bly Manor, a housekeeper who seemingly travels through time, a faceless ghost who roams the halls every night, the au pair’s debilitating fear of mirrors, and Miles’ dramatic turn into a troublesome child.
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