Netflix creates A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Features

Lizeth Carranza

Crimson Chronicle

“A Series of Unfortunate Events,” created by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld is the top series on Netflix at the moment. It is based on the 13 book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. The first season consists of eight episodes, two episodes per book, “The Bad Beginning,” “The Reptile Room,”  “The Wide Window,” and “The Miserable Mill.”

The pitiful, yet intriguing show is about three young, Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, who lose their parents in a terrible fire. They are taken to a guardian, Count Olaf, who is only after the Baudelaire’s fortune. Their lives consist of being taken to a new guardian and battling the wretchedness of Count Olaf repeatedly. Sam Wollaston, from The Guardian states, “If you love the novels, you’ll almost certainly love this.” This is the perfect show for anyone.

The dialogue of the show is edgy and mysterious. The show begins with Lemony Snicket warning the audience to step away from this televised program in order to not witness the unfortunate events that are about to begin. Count Olaf, with his tone, keeps everyone on edge. Surprisingly, sarcasm and comedy aspects are involved throughout the show. The atmosphere and graphics of the show are very well detailed. The background in each scene is filled with melancholy artwork.

The actors Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and Patrick Warburton who play Count Olaf, Violet, Klaus, Sunny, and Lemony Snicket respectively, create the show’s storyline perfectly. Each and everyone of them put a piece into the story. The three child actors have the perfect chemistry, it’s almost shocking that they are not real siblings. In addition, Patrick Warburton makes the secretness in Lemony Snicket come to life. Meanwhile, Neil Patrick Harris makes the perfect villain, who can be very funny and sarcastic.

There’s no news whether a season two will make an appearance. However, there is hope due to the nine books left in the series that haven’t been made into episodes. It is said that the writer is working on season two at the moment. Overall, this series is a must watch for everyone of all ages. It sticks to the book’s origins almost perfectly. There are few changes, but it doesn’t make the show less enjoyable.

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