Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-)

IMDB         Adventure, Drama, Family

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes


“look away, look away…”


Yesterday, I was browsing the Netflix browser and nothing seemed to standoff from the pack. I was bored and need something original, something intriguing… maybe even something excessive!

The tale of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, whose parents mysteriously disappeared leaving them with a huge inheritance, was a perfect fit!
Such a tremendous amount of money usually attracts attention and, regrettably for the orphans, they must face the evil treachery and schemes of Count Olaf, a somewhat renown actor/villain who is after the Baudelaire fortune and wishes to make Violet, Klaus, and Sunny ‘s lives into a living hell.

Fortunately and unlike this sordid tale, my review comes with happiness and smiles! You will understand this reference after you have seen season 1 but there be wary… their’s a unique aspect to this tale, that of an inexpressive narrator who consistently keeps telling us “don’t get your hopes up, don’t expect positive things and there are no happy endings” with the Baudelaire tale. This keeps US, the viewers, in a permanent anxious state where tragedy and sorrow seem to always be creeping around the corner.

All of these synergies combined results in an original series, driven by a very intriguing, mysterious and sad plot escalated by the excessive and comic nature of the series. It’s like a contradiction… As a final remark, I would like to get your insights on Neil Patrick Harris’s performance, Count Olaf in this series and Barney Stinson in How I Met you Mother. I think the role was made for him honestly… can’t imagine anybody succeeding in this role except maybe for Jim Carrey 🙂

What are you waiting for? Go watch the first episodes, you’ll get hooked! Comedy, Sarcasm, and Irony are a constant in this production!




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