Covering books 5 (The Austere Academy) through 9 (The Carnivorous Carnival) of Lemony Snicket’s beloved series, this season aims to be more ambitious and complex than the first.
“Tonally, we have more action, and things are little darker and sadder,” executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld tells EW.
“Now that we’re in season 2 – and I think the same is true with the
books – now the Baudelaires can start to take some control and try and
take more action,” says Neil Patrick Harris, who returns as Count Olaf,
the villainous man who is after the Baudelaires’ fortune. “I think
season 2 ends up being a little bigger in its scope and scale, but also
allows for a little bit of a more fevered heartbeat from our
Patrick Warburton: This character with which you’ve become infatuated is fucked, a word which here means “doomed beyond hope”, though it can also mean “recently engaged in intercourse.” However, Uncle Monty’s only lover is the study of Herpetology, an abstract concept that is difficult to achieve coitus with, and with Count Olaf on the loose, the usage of the word “fucked” lends itself much more easily to describing the untimely death that awaited him.
Can we talk about both the psychology and foreshadowing significance of the way the Quagmires are sitting on this bench?
Now, we [those of us who have read the books] know that Quigley survived the fire, Duncan and Isadora, however, do not. Yet, they’ve left a spot for him. Most people would spread out on a bench of this size if there are only two of them, but not the Quagmires, who are still waiting for their brother, not quite able to believe that he’s gone.
While this is a psychological sign of the denial stage of grief, it is also foreshadowing that Quigley survived the fire, because there is a spot being saved for him.
Uh, you mean the really well-done adaption of the one and ONLY thing that gave me validation when I was a kid experiencing abuse? Fuck yeah, I watched the whole thing in one day. I’ve been waiting literally SO MANY YEARS for this.