For many, Netflix brought us joy and excitement through A Series of Unfortunate Events in a refreshingly new way. If you enjoy exploring a fictional tale of action and adventure then you will love this. It was everything I was hoping for from a much loved novel series growing up. It has the perfect mixture of drama, comedy and entertainment that you would seek in a fictional series. Although the 2004 film was brilliant, they never continued making them. With this Netflix series however, you get four novels in one season with the arranged plan to see out the whole series in seasons to come.
Let’s give a small back story into what this series is all about:
“The extraordinary Baudelaire orphans face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets” (Netflix).
The description is short, sweet and gives nothing away. I feel it helps to get into it more if you have an earlier association of having either read and/or watched the film. In saying that, the set production and performances are of such high standards, you will enjoy it regardless.
Elements that drew me in most, were watching a beloved series come to life in such detail. It often happens where the book loses its intoxicating imagination when placed on screen: Netflix does not disappoint in the slightest. The creators understand the novel and what it needs to make it entertaining and authentic. The suspense built in the series is fantastic: the viewer becomes fascinated by the plot, wondering what direction the director will take them next.
Have you seen the first season on Netflix? Do you prefer the books, film and/or new series? I would love to know your thoughts below. Have a wonderful week!