Genre: Drama, Family
Episodes: 25 episodes, 45 minutes
Note: This review contains spoilers.
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” has left audiences on the edge of their seats since the show was first released on Netflix in 2017. The final season was released a few weeks ago, and I was anxious to finally see what happened next.
As always, Neil Patrick Harris does a fantastic job as Count Olaf. He sells the character to the audience and becomes that villain you love to hate. The actor got a real tattoo of the one Count Olaf has in honor of the show. Talk about dedication.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say the show is extremely frustrating. We just want a happy ending for the Baudelaire orphans; as the title suggests, however, happy endings are not a traditional occurrence for them.
With that being said, I loved the way they decided to end the show. Everything kind of comes full circle, and all of your questions about what’s going on are answered. All questions, except one.
The audience doesn’t know for sure what happens to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny by the end of the final episode. We know they left the island they were stranded on, but we don’t know anything that happens after that. Where did they go? What did they encounter along the way? Did they ever find a permanent home?
The show ends in an ambiguous way so the audience can then use their imagination to finish the story for themselves. Of course, nothing bad can happen to them anymore because the villain of the story, Count Olaf, died on the island.
Although it’s not a traditional happy ending, we can assume the Baudelaire orphans found peace and happiness. Hopefully, Netflix’s next show is as good as this one!