Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Maybe you’ve heard of A Series of Unfortunate Events, maybe you haven’t, but there’s a new tv show about it that came out on Netflix on January 13th, and you should know about it.

First of all, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 13 book long fictional series written by author Lemony Snicket (Aka Daniel Handler). It follows the tale of the three Baudelaire orphans as they struggle to escape an evil Count Olaf who wishes to take their newfound fortune. The thing is, the three Baudelaire’s were all too young to be taken seriously by any adults who could actually help them.

The Baudelaire’s story began one dreary day when the three children: Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith) discover that their parents have died in a terrible housefire. They are then sent away to a strange Count Olaf, the only relative that lives closest to them. The problem? All Count Olaf and his evil acting troupe care about is getting the children’s fortune that was left to them after their parents died.

Throughout the series, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny get tangled up into a crazy mystery of how their parents actually died, all while trying to foil Count Olaf’s various evil plans. They are thrown into strange events after strange events, and must use their various skills to escape time after time.

Some would describe this series as somewhat aimed for younger audiences, but many others would claim that A Series of Unfortunate Events is really for whomever wants to read it.

And now, anyone who’s read this series, or anyone interested in looking into A Series of Unfortunate Events, can watch the new tv show. So if you have any extra time on your hands, or are wanting to watch a new Netflix original series, give A Series of Unfortunate Events a try.

 

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