The Haunting of Hill House is one of Netflix's most talked-about shows, winning over fans for its original adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel of the same name. With an incredible cast, layered plot lines, and terrifying ghosts, the show has garnered much critical acclaim since its October 2018 release. There are a lot of show details that allow for elaborate fan theories, but luckily there isn't much to criticize.
One of the most glaringly problematic aspects of the show, however, is certain characters' shortsightedness. Why would Hugh stick his hand in a fan without making sure it's unplugged? Why would Shirley cheat on her seemingly perfect husband? Their actions are among the worst decisions in The Haunting of Hill House.