From Haunting of Bly Manor. Image: NetflixHenry James, queer romance, and ghosts. These are the DNA of Haunting of Bly Manor, and theyre the topic of this terrific (if long) video essay. Ladyknightthebrave makes interesting, in-depth video essays that go deep on how pieces of media work. Her newest is an essay on the Netflix program A Haunting of Bly Manor, exploring the method death and memory operate in the show, exploring its influences and thinking through its themes. It also, surprisingly, includes a new interview with show developer Mike Flanagan, who provides some compelling insight into the production of the show and its thematic engagements. This essay, in specific, does an excellent job weaving in production details and background into a lengthier close reading of the series. As a followup to Haunting of Hill House, its a remarkable series, and Ladyknight efficiently simplifies. She likewise has a lot of excellent information about Henry James, which is excellent for those of us who didnt brush up on 19th century scary prior to picking up the show. I take pleasure in a close take a look at how a story informs itself, and this is a really excellent one. Its a good thing to throw on for a lazy weekend. Youll learn something. G/O Media might get a commission For more, make sure youre following us on our Instagram @io9dotcom.