A Series Of Unfortunate Events ends a decent season with fire and accidents

B+

First things first, a phrase which here means “I’m struggling to figure out how to begin this review so let’s just dive right the heck in:” I was wrong about “Mother” and “Father” not having much point in the show. It turns out their brief scenes served as a way to introduce a pair of children who will become…

A Series Of Unfortunate Events goes to a lumber mill and loses the forest for the trees

B-

On paper, “The Miserable Mill: Part One” should work. And while it’s been a few years since I read the source novel, I’m fairly certain it did work. At the very least, the original Miserable Mill was the first book in the series to break some of the patterns that the previous two had followed so lavishly, offering a…

At least the flesh-eating leeches don’t drag A Series Of Unfortunate Events down

B

Good news—Aunt Josephine is still alive. At least, she was. For a bit, anyway. Not so much anymore though. I suppose it’s possible she somehow escaped the leeches (Snicket’s comment that the Baudelaires hoped Josephine was alright at least offered a possibility she might be), but I wouldn’t hold my breath. This is…

The Baudelaires meet their new guardian in a maniacal, muddled Series Of Unfortunate Events

B

Shall we talk about secret organizations then? Mythologies and rituals and coded messages passed through telescope? Or maybe we shouldn’t talk about them—maybe that would be missing the point. “The Reptile Room: Part One” has the Baudelaires adjacent to intrigue, but they remain trapped outside of it, their lives…

Orphaned at the cinema, A Series Of Unfortunate Events gets its due on Netflix

B

Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events wasn’t the only franchise-starter orphaned during the young-adult gold rush of the 2000s. But it was, if you’ll forgive the Snicket-esque wordplay, the most unfortunate victim of that post-Harry Potter trend. The exaggeratedly morose misadventures of Violet, Klaus, and…

Neil Patrick Harris on channeling Wile E. Coyote for A Series Of Unfortunate Events

These days Neil Patrick Harris is known for being something of a song and dance man. After all, he followed up his run on How I Met Your Mother with a trip to Broadway and then tried his hand at an ill-fated variety show. So what will his interpretation of Count Olaf, the Lemony Snicket villain in Netflix’s new take…

Patrick Warburton to play Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s Series Of Unfortunate Events

According to Deadline, Patrick Warburton has joined the cast of Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Warburton will play Lemony Snicket himself, who acts as the narrator of the story. As Deadline notes, Jude Law played Snicket in the 2004 feature film adaptation of the book.

Neil Patrick Harris will star in Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Having recently freed up some manic, borderline shrill time and energy from his busy schedule, Neil Patrick Harris has signed on for his next TV project: starring as the villainous Count Olaf in Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Harris will once again be channeling his…

Barry Sonnenfeld will direct Netflix’s Lemony Snicket series

Barry Sonnenfeld, whose spookdentials (a “word” which here means “spooky credentials”) include Men In Black and The Addams Family, has signed on to direct Netflix’s upcoming A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Variety is reporting that Sonnenfeld will also executive produce the series, based on the bestselling books by…

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