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That being said, the show as a whole was not terribly balanced, and my enjoyment of the show did suffer as a result. Though I appreciated things I saw both in the Cranes's childhood and adulthood, often the switches between the two were too frequent, and it felt like I was only getting nibbles at a time, rather than more developed, nuanced scenes. Additionally, because each of the episodes focused on a different character, there were some episodes I liked better than others, because there were some characters that I was drawn to more than others. And the nature of some of the hauntings felt a bit trite to me (the flapper ghost comes to mind). Don't get me wrong - I'm perfectly content with malevolent ghosts, but this one was too solid, too flippant for my taste. The ghosts that did much better in this show were the ones that flitted in and out of existence. Highlighting that semse of the ephemeral heightened the mood for me. Case in point - the clockworker. He was one of the most effective, because of how he was presented as being taken for granted, a blip of reality without even knowing it.
Despite my misgivings about certain decisions this show made, overall I'm very glad of the decision that brought this show to us, and I can only hope that more quality genre-centric programming is on the horizon. Bring me your horror, your sci-fi, your fantasy and your period pieces. I'm ready!
K Rating: 4/5
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