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A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events
If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else. In this story is there not only no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.
Genre: Black comedy, Drama, Mystery
Running Time: 36–64 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: January 13, 2017 - January 1, 2019
Created by: Daniel Handler
Distributed by: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris
Patrick Warburton
Malina Weissman
Louis Hynes
K. Todd Freeman
Presley Smith
Lucy Punch (season 2-3)
Avi Lake (season 2-3)
Dylan Kingwell (season 2-3)
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 25

A Series of Unfortunate Events, or simply A Series of Unfortunate Events, is an American black comedy-drama web television series from Netflix, developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, based on Lemony Snicket’s children's novel series of the same name. It follows three Baudelaire orphans named Violet, Klaus and Sunny who are being chased by a villainous actor named Count Olaf, who is trying to get their fortune.

Why It Rocks

  1. While the series is very faithful to the books it's based on, it makes a few differences to the series, which the books should have done.
  2. Neil Patrick Harris performance as Count Olaf is an improvement to Jim Carrey's.
  3. All the episodes are based on books of the series of the same name.
  4. As mentioned in WIR #1, most of the source material is faithful to the books, Klaus is wearing glasses and the eye tattoo resembles V.F.D., the movie failed to do that.
  5. Lemony Snicket's face is seen, and not shadowed, which the movie never done.
  6. Speaking of Lemony Snicket, he has a major part in the story instead of being a narrator.
  7. "Look Away" is a decent theme song.
  8. It fills in plot holes and answers unsolved questions that made the book confusing.

Bad Qualities

  1. Mr. Poe is still dumber than he was in the movie.
  2. The third season feels rushed due to only four final books it's based on left.
  3. Malina Weissman's performance as Violet, while not bad is quite wooden.