The one person whose fake British accent seems to be making people in the United Kingdom the most barmy (that’s British for mad or crazy) seems to be the accent being used by the story’s narrator Carla Gugino.
— The Haunting of Bly Manor (@haunting) October 9, 2020
While Brits overall seem to be enjoying The Haunting of Bly Manor for the most part, their enjoyment of the show has been… limited, due to the accents.
there's a lot of death in bly manor but there's no murder more uncalled for than the one of every english accent they attempt
— rob crypt (@robcryptx) October 11, 2020
Haunting Of Bly Manor episode one: Elliott from E.T. has turned up doing a really bad English accent. This isn’t distracting at all! 🙄
— Blue6oy (@blue6oy) October 9, 2020
The result on social media is, at least as an American who doesn’t know any better, pretty freaking funny.
sorry i love carla gugino but literally seconds into the haunting of bly manor i'm already distracted this weird "all of england at the same time" accent she's doing
— Lonelyspeck (@lonelyspeck) October 10, 2020
really enjoying the first episode of bly manor, but carla gugino’s british accent is so distracting. i don’t get it is is supposed to be posh with a mixture of northern? what is that
— amrita🌻 (@amr_ita) October 9, 2020
Bold move by the Bly Manor narrator to use a different british regional accent for each individual word
— George Holland (@george94holland) October 10, 2020
However, as Irish web site JOE points out, the most criticism might actually be directed at one of the actors on the show, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who plays Peter Quint, and is… actually British.
Luke Crain (Hill House) • Peter Quint (Bly Manor) pic.twitter.com/edSCsNnpGR
— Oliver Jackson-Cohen Brasil (@OliverJCohenBR) October 9, 2020
bruh i’m TRYING to finish the haunting of bly manor but this ‘scottish’ mfs accent is the worst thing ever who does he think he is
— george 🦦 (@dams3lfly) October 11, 2020
It would be perfectly splendid if folk would start using actual Scottish people for Scottish roles. That accent was the most horrifying thing in The Haunting of Bly Manor. pic.twitter.com/6gjfMPMih3
— George Coroner 🎃🦇👻 (@GCorner101) October 13, 2020
Waited two years for the @haunting of Bly manor for it to be ruined by a horrific attempt at an English accent by the narrator and an even worse attempt at the scottish accent by Peter Quint. Absolutely grim.
— Jade Hamilton (@Jaydeee1992) October 10, 2020
The Haunting of Bly Manor a.k.a The Unnecessary Accent Show
— Conoя (@twatvond) October 9, 2020
Honestly, all these hilarious negative reactions to the bad British accents in The Haunting of Bly Manor might be more entertaining than the show itself. They’re certainly more fun than The Haunting of Hill House was. Go ahead, @ me.