A Series of Unfortunate Events: Review

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Savannah Devericks, Staff Writer

This Netflix original truly had nothing happy about it. This melancholy show first came onto Netfilx on January 13th, 2017. The unlucky Friday the 13th release date was fitting to the theme of the show.

Based on first the book series by Lemony Snicket and also the movie directed by Brad Silberling, this Netflix original lives up to its predecessors. This is the story of the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, who lose their parents in an unfortunate fire. After their parents’ sudden death. a man from the bank name Mr. Poe comes to take the children to go live with their closest living relative. The Baudelaire’s end up moving in with a distant relative, Count Olaf. Count Olaf wants nothing more than to steal the Baudelaire’s fortune and make their lives miserable.

One of the coolest things about this show was the variety of the cast. Unlike the movie, which featured predominately white actors, the tv show had people of many different races and sexual orientations. It gave the audience the chance to see themselves in the cast.

Overall, the show kept me wanting to watch the next episode. I was always hoping that the narrative would get better for the Baudelaires, but it sadly never did. Even though the show was never truly happy, there was plenty of humor and mystery to make up for it. The last episode left questions in the mind of the audience. But so far, there is no official season 2 release date.

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