YMMV: Hemlock Grove

  • Base Breaker: Second season character Miranda, going by comments on the show's Wiki. She's either an interesting and sympathetic Na´ve Everygirl, or an annoying snoop who sticks her nose into things that aren't her business. Her detractors also aren't a fan of her more sexually active lifestyle in contrast to Letha.
  • Ho Yay: Peter and Roman. In spades.
    • Roman slips Peter a note saying "Can I watch?" — he's talking about the transformation from human to wolf, but the subtext is practically text.
    • In the novel, when Olivia questions what Roman and Peter were up to in Roman's room, Roman answers, "homosexual acts".
    • Roman also states that watching Peter transform back to human is "beautiful".
    • Throughout the novel, the narrator interjects with various statements that play up the Ho Yay.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Olivia is a terrible person, no doubt. She'll screw over anyone for her own gain, including her own children. But several episodes in season 2 seem to give her a more sympathetic side. Roman doesn't buy it, but it's vague whether Olivia is being manipulative or if she's trying to change for the better. However, the event that puts her past the point of no return, that cements forever more what kind of character she is is when she devours the artificial body that Shelley was having her mind transferred into, dooming her to her deformed body forever.
    • Roman raping one of his classmates and then dazzling her into forgetting all about it could be seen as this.
  • Narm Charm: Christina trying to become a werewolf by drinking from a muddy paw print was just silly. But silly or not, it worked.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Peter's first on-screen transformation in the TV adaptation definitely qualifies. It includes Peter's flesh being flayed off, his teeth falling out and then his wolf form proceeding to eat some of the flayed off flesh. Suffice it to say that Netflix did not skimp on the special effects.
    • And then there was the part where Christina (in vargulf form) ate Peter's face...
    • Baby Nadia's Psychic Powers.
  • Squick: As if the vargulf eviscerating its victims wasn't bad enough, it had to go out and attack the victims by ripping apart their vaginas first.
  • Tear Jerker: The second half of "Birth" is nothing but Break the Cutie and Break the Haughty wrapped together into one giant ball of sadness.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Just when we were starting to know a great deal of information about Dr. Chausseur and the people she works for, she up and gets mortally wounded by Olivia and is forced to be Mercy Killed by Dr. Pryce. Olivia even told Pryce that she wounded her simple because she felt like it.
    • Perhaps that's exactly why they did it. Most, if not all, of the characters killed off at that point were only there to be killed off, you never got an emotional bond with them or knew them at all. Whether you liked Chausseur or not their death was a slap to the face, no one saw it coming, but considering Pryce's surprising statement we might see them again.
  • What an Idiot: Norman in the second season finale. He had the perfect opportunity to kill Olivia and end her crimes once and for all when she's weakened, but decides not to. She recovers her strength, and then kills him herself.
  • Ugly Cute: Shelley may be disfigured, yet somehow she manages to be adorable. It helps that she's The Woobie.
  • The Woobie: Shelley and to a lesser extent Peter. Both of them get far more hate than they deserve considering they are generally good, helpful people.