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A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Alexandra Seeberger

Seasons: 2

Length: 10 Episodes // 45 Minutes

On Mar. 30, 2018 Netflix released the second season of their show “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

The show is based off the children’s book series of the same name, by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of Daniel Handler.

If you haven’t seen the first season, the movie starring Jim Carrey, or read the books, the story is about the Baudelaire orphans (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) who get placed with different caretakers as they try to escape Count Olaf, the villain played by Neil Patrick Harris. It’s also narrated by Patrick Warburton, who plays Lemony Snicket, but most of you probably know him as Kronk from the Emperor’s New Groove.

Count Olaf and his theatre troupe dress up in ridiculous disguises and try to kidnap and/or kill the orphans to get ahold of their enormous fortune, which Violet, the oldest Baudelaire doesn’t have access to until she is 18.

In both the show and the novels, the children are exceptionally intelligent and the adults around them are not, so despite figuring out the disguises and plots of Count Olaf, but the adults don’t ever believe the kids despite them always being right.

Throughout the show the orphans are assisted by friends of their parents who all were in a secret organization together, they learn more about their parents and guardians with every episode.

Neil Patrick Harris is legen… wait for it… dary in this show, you want to hate him, but you just can’t, he is perfect in this show.

I would give this show 5 stars, it is hilarious and depressing, everything I look for in a show. If you haven’t seen it yet I’m not sure what you’re waiting for.

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