A Series of Unfortunate Events

Maggie Cebuhar, Reporter

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events adapted to new Netflix original series

The Baudelaire orphans arrive to their guardian after the death of their parents to the ideal home of a white picket fenced, a clean cut yard, and a pleasant, single judge who owns a mahogany personal library, only to be turned to across the street to the evil Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) and his dark, molded, and creaky mansion. The Bad Beginning of the orphans is unfortunate, and it does not stop there.

If you like dramatic irony, dark humor, foreboding characters, and bleak plots,; Netflix’s new original series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, does just that. Daniel Handler, or pen name Lemony Snicket, provides learning to the audience by introducing new words the Baudelaire’s already know. Also, audiences are warned of dramatic irony that is to come in the show, a 101 of storytelling.

Season one was released Jan.uary 13th, Friday the 13th, fitting to the doomful, gag-related humor in the show, 2016. It holds eight episodes, following four of the original series of 13 books by Daniel Handler, or pen name Lemony Snicket. The chronological storyline has each book split into parts one and two, for two episodes per novel, following Count Olaf and his evil plans to steal the Baudelaire fortune.

While the Baudelaire orphans are appealing in looks and smart in brains, with each having their special trick of inventions, books, or biting, the supporting characters and quirky settings make the series. Snicket, portrayed by actor Patrick Warburton, narrates the series with monotone interruptions of the plot to add to the woe of the story’s unpleasantness.