“A Series of Unfortunate Events” is finally here
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The long awaited Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was finally released on Jan. 13, 2017. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was originally a book series loved by many. The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, the greedy distant relative of the Baudelaire children. The other main characters are Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire and Presley Smith as Sunny Baudelaire. The unfortunate events happening to the children are all narrated by Lemony Snickett, played by Patrick Warburton. The show is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
The series starts with the Baudelaire children being sent to live with Count Olaf following their parents death in a fire that also took their home. The Baudelaires are left with a large fortune from their parents that is not accessible until Violet (the oldest of the three) comes of age. Count Olaf spends the series thinking of different ways to try to get his hands on this fortune. He follows them from guardian to guardian to try all of his schemes. Many of these guardians have secrets about the children’s parents that kids do not know. The Baudelaires spend the series trying to figure out these secrets while avoiding Count Olaf.
The reviews from critics and fans are all very positive. In December of 2004 movies made about “A Series of Unfortunate Events” were released and some fans say that this series corrected what the movies got wrong. The series was given an 8.2 rating on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, both of which are popular websites that review movies, books, and television shows.
Sonnenfeld really did the books justice. The setting matched the imagery that the books created very well. The suspense was there, and the ending was unexpected and interesting. Neil Patrick Harris did an amazing job as Count Olaf. The episodes really kept you guessing until the very last second. Though nothing has been confirmed, Sonnenfeld is supposedly already working on season two.