“A Series of Unfortunate Events” brings childhood dreams into motion

Sarah Nguyen, Journalist

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The Netflix program,  A Series of Unfortunate Events, premiered on Jan. 13 and told the story of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire’s miserable lives after their parent’s mysterious death. The identity of the person who set their house on fire will be revealed in the series as well. The character portrayals are very spot-on. The casting fits exactly with the book’s description of the characters and Patrick Neil O’Harris is perfect as Count Olaf. He is also the chief executive producer. O’Harris encapsulated the tyrannical Count Olaf and his greedy desires for the Baudelaire’s fortune, acting out exactly how readers would imagine the book to be. Nevertheless, the voicing of Lemony Snicket, the author of the book and a character in the series, is exceptional. Joe Warburton has a very relaxing sound, and it mimics the voice that many of the book’s readers imagined in their head as they read along. The series has a 8.2/10 rating on IMDb, a 4/5 rating on Comon Sense Media, and a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The program is rated TV-PG, which means some material may not be suitable for children under 13. There’s currently one season out, which contains 8 episodes that run 50 minutes per episode. I would recommend this Netflix series for everyone who is looking for a dark humor comedy. 10/10.

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