With the first two seasons already on Netflix and the third–and final season–on its way, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a smash-hit adaptation of the beloved book series. The Baudelaire orphans, consisting of Sunny, Violet, and Klaus, make beautiful dynamic characters as they uncover the truth behind their parents’ deaths and become wrapped up in the schemes of Count Olaf and the secret organization behind it all.
The series has everything an excellent show could hope for: a gang of unorthodox villains, diverse settings, plot twists, and a strong female lead. Additionally, the music in the show perfectly reflects the tone and mood in each and every scene and exemplifies the quirky, almost fun vibe of the show’s concept as a whole. As with many Netflix originals, the set and costuming is astounding in everything from the overall mood lighting to the tiniest details that pay homage to the novels, thus creating a sense of realism that all fans can appreciate. The attention to detail and the in-tune feeling the audience gets from it truly draws you in more and makes you feel as if you’re right next to these plucky kids.
Overall, with all the puns, plots, characters, and red herrings, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a crowd-pleaser in every aspect and is sure to entertain everyone, young or old.