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A Series of Unfortunate Events

This Netflix series follows three orphans, with all the bumps and tragedies that happen to them.

If you think you’ve had a bad day, at least you’re not the Baudelaire children.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Netflix show that premiered in 2017. It was directed by Brad Silberling, and it stars Malina Pauli Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, and Neil Patrick Harris. 

This show is a dark tale focusing on the three Baudelaire children: Violet, Klaus and their baby sister, Sunny. Their parents have perished in a fire that destroyed their home, and they are left with their fortune. This event sets the tone for the rest of the show. The Baudelaire siblings are sent to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf (played by Harris), and from there, the story takes a turn for the worse.

Throughout the series, the Baudelaire children try to figure out all the secrets that their parents kept before dying. They discover all of the relatives they hadn’t heard about from their parents, and they slowly find out what their parents had been hiding. While trying to figure out these secrets, the children are also on the run from the dangerous Count Olaf.

I personally enjoyed watching this show, because it was my go-to binge watch series. I like how intelligent the children are, and how they all work together throughout everything. They don’t give up on each other, and when they have a disagreement, it never lasts for very long.

This show does start off boring, but throughout the three seasons, I started connecting all the dots. It made me think of all the possible ways that this show could end, and I wondered if it would end with a happy ending or a sad one. 

It really caught my attention from the middle to end of the series, because you can see Count Olaf’s personality change. It starts showing that he actually has a good heart, and it’s not totally full of evil.

My personal favorite episodes in the series are the ninth and tenth episodes of Season 2. In these episodes, the Baudelaire children end up arriving at a circus, and they have to act like circus freaks to hide from Count Olaf. I like how the episodes go; it is pretty funny and sad at the same time, but I enjoyed it.

Neil Patrick Harris really brings his character to life over the course of the series, and it’s surprising how you can’t even recognize that it’s him. He does a great job being the mysterious, creepy, evil villain, while also telling jokes at the same time. I really think Harris is a really good match to play this role, and I enjoyed watching his character.

Therefore, A Series of Unfortunate Events should be on your list of shows to binge watch, especially if you love mysteries. This show has many unknown facts about the characters and about the book, and I bet you’ll find them interesting.

And if you enjoy this series, you should also check out The Umbrella Academy, which is also streaming now on Netflix.

About the Contributor
Gizell Lopez, Staff Writer
Gizell is a freshman at Glendale High School, and she is also a member of the softball team. Gizell enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends.
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