In my opinion, the Netflix mini series was excellent.
Here’s a little background on the series origin.
The Netflix series is based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe, first published in 1839. Published in a magazine named, Burtons Gentlemen’s Magazine.
The magazine was started by William Evans Burton and the publisher Charles Alexander.
The objective of the magazine as stated by Burton was “worthy of a place upon every parlour table of every gentleman in the United States”.
The description of the magazine sounds more like a Playboy without the nudies with fiction articles, poems and essays. The emphasis was generally on sports with articles featuring sailing, cricket, hunting, and more. They featured a lot of local authors and focused mostly on nationalist themes, which were popular at that time.
To differentiate the magazine from competitors Burton Gentlemen’s Magazine had more illustrations and was printed on thicker paper too. So they were aiming for a more high end, sophisticated reader.
Since the Netflix series is set in modern times it loosely follows the original short story.
The original Poe short story includes isolation, madness, isolation along with entities not of this world. Netflix captures all of these in the mini series.
Suspend reality and watch The Fall of the House of Usher. I think you will enjoy it… assuming you like the horror of Edgar Allen Poe.
Here’s a link to the trailer on Netflix.