A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill Parts I & II

Warning, there is going to be spoilers all through this post.

In this episode, similar to previous, Count Olaf donned a new personality to try to score the Baudelaire’s enormous fortune.

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It is a wonder that the Baudelaires were not fooled.

Catherine O’Hara played Dr Georgina Orwell (a literary reference that is important in this particular political climate, a phrase that here means ‘OMFG what the hell is going on in the world’), and she played the role wonderfully.

The final two episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events first season on Netflix packed a solid gut punch, when it was revealed that Cobie Smulders and Will Arnett were not the parents of the Baudelaires, as was implied through the first 6 episodes.

I’m pleased with the way that the episode ended. I am interested to see what happens next but the cliffhanger wasn’t huge.

Whilst I have enjoyed this series, it does become tiresome when binge-watching (and also with the books, where I finished the sixth book several months ago, and haven’t picked up book seven yet). To rectify the monotony I make sure I watch it a couple of days apart. I really enjoy the melancholy tone, particularly due to Patrick Warburton’s excellence. It has motivated me into picking up the seventh book sometime this week.


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