“A Series of Unfortunate Events”: Best season yet!

A Series of Unfortunate Events introduction.

By Emanuel Mendoza ‘21

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” has come out with the best season yet with outgoing actors and characters who never let down the viewer, a variety of different settings, and very unique storyline.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” is about the Baudelaires, who are three orphans: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, who are trying to uncover the death of their parents. In addition, the Baudelaires are trying to avoid and capture the villainous Count Olaf, who is trying to steal the Baudelaires’ fortune.

The actors in the series are the best fit because every character has a special characteristic that sets them apart from any other characters; it allows a different point of view to be shown throughout the entire series. The orphans are meant to be innocent yet smart, useful, and very intellectual. For example, Neil Patrick Harris who plays the role of the villainous Count Olaf is very enthusiastic, which fits the role of a villain in a show for younger viewers.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” has a variety of different but very creative settings, specifically in season three. The settings in season three have been a humongous mountain, a submarine, a sail, an island, etc. A different setting for almost every single episode gives the viewer a mystery of what the next setting may be. The settings in the series are also very creative because of the extraordinary places. For example, the first episode started off with a creepy mansion and deserted beach.

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” has a very predictable storyline. The narrator, Lemony Snicket played by the actor Patrick Warburton, foreshadows plenty moments throughout the plot. For example, most of the time the narrator gives out the plot because he is explaining how the villain Count Olaf got away. Because the show sometimes reveals some of the plot, it is different than most shows, making it very unique. Many say that the show is ruined because the storyline is sometimes spoiled by the the narrator, but it allows the storyline to remain a mystery and keep viewers wondering when and how Count Olaf will be captured.

  • Available on Netflix
  • Three Seasons
  • Author- Lemony Snicket
  • Director- Brad Silberling