I just recently finished watching 'The Fall of The House of Usher' on Netflix, and I had to rewind one part to make sure what I was hearing was correct.

First, let me say that if you're looking for a new show to binge-watch, 'The Fall of The House of Usher' is insanely terror-ific, I feel it's best described as a blend of the television series 'Succession' on HBO and the 'Final Destination' film series

In the final episode, in one of the most powerful and pivotal scenes in the series, the three main characters, Verna, Roderick, and Madeline are sitting at a table in an empty bar having a drink, during most of this scene Pink Floyd's Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 1 is playing, but for a brief moment, and at a very specific moment in the dialogue, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot starts playing, I'll admit I thought it was very random and a surprising choice. that motivated me to spend some time researching the meaning.

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It just so happens that today, November 10th, is the anniversary of the actual wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the ship sank on Lake Superior during a storm in 1975 killing all 29 crew members.

I won't give any spoilers, but the reason the song is included at that moment could mean a variety of different things, the show does make a point of including ship imagery during the series, and there is also a lyric in the song about Lake Superior "Not Giving Up Her Dead", much like one of the characters featured in the scene with the song. I also think that the use of a song about a shipwreck, says a lot about the Usher family. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feel free to email me.

'The Fall of The House of Usher' was created by Mike Flanagan and is based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Flanagan also created the popular series The Haunting of Hill House, which includes many of the same actors in 'The Fall of The House of Usher.'

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