Read with caution
Did you not read the title? Perhaps you glossed over it, if so, I urge you to read the title and follow what it says, because the contents of this article are relating to something very disturbing—something tragic, gruesome and so, very, unfortunate.
This series follows the lives of the three Baudelaire orphans and their plight through life as they flee from the dastardly Count Olaf. From home to home, tragedy to tragedy, these tormented children truly experience nothing short of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
I personally am highly familiar with the Baudelaire orphans’ story, and kept up with their lives via a truly horrendous book series that I was far too innocent and young to understand. I now am burdened with the knowledge that this series, available on Netflix, is just as painstakingly accurate pertaining to the tragedy of the Baudelaire Orphans as were the books.
The Netflix series is a high-quality, well-adapted piece of—so-called— entertainment. I watched every second of it, unable to look away from the distraught Baudelaire children, knowing that only misfortune and danger was waiting around every corner, in every shadow, nook, cranny and crevice.
If you enjoy happy things, if you wish to stay joyful and optimistic about life, I do not recommend watching this series.
But if you want to see the true misery, the heartbreaking losses, and the miserable misfortune of the Baudelaire’s, as well as Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Count Olaf, which, I will add, is disturbingly spot on to the true Count, then perhaps this Series of Unfortunate Events is for you.