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The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 34: “Chemistry Theory”

Simon Howell returns to talk about the scares, the accents, the drama, and everything else in The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Simon Howell returns to talk about the scares, the accents, the drama, and everything else in The Haunting of Bly Manor.

On this week’s episode, Randy and Sean welcome back Official Resident Horror/Ryan Murphy Expert Simon Howell, for a deep dive into Mike Flanagan and Netflix’s latest housebound horror story, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Is it great TV? A bad sequel? A good horror story? All of these questions are answered (in some order), reflecting on everything from the performances, the choice of central characters, and a lot of healthy debate on the season’s eighth and ninth episodes.

Shows discussed: The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Haunting of Hill House

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday.

Opening Music: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)

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A TV critic since the pre-Peak TV days of 2011, Randy is a critic and editor formerly of Sound on Sight, Processed Media, TVOvermind, Pop Optiq, and many, many others.

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