The eight episode Season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events was stellar. The show has an eccentric quality to it that fits perfectly with the tone of the books, and from the beginning it is deeply concerned with the secrets and secret organizations that make the books so intriguing as they progress. Because the show has entrenched itself in the overarching backstory of the books, the early plights of the Baudelaires have more depth, even though the larger mysteries are yet to be explained in the show.
I’ve seen the movie adaptation that covered the first three books of the series, so seeing the first six episodes of the show wasn’t as exciting as it would have been if they were the first adaptation. However, the fourth book finally came to life on screen, and gave me a taste of what it would be like to see the rest of the series play out on Netflix. And let me tell you, I am so looking forward to that.
I hope that more episodes are released, because the story is set up to continue and develop. I absolutely love how the Quagmire family plays a part in the first season, setting up their place in the tale of the Baudelaires. In the books we see their paths first cross in The Austere Academy, but here we get to see the children before they all meet. I love the way the show introduced their family (I was blown away by the plot twist in Episode 7) and I am excited to see the next step of the series that brings together the Quagmires and the Baudelaires.
Thanks Netflix for bringing this series to life again!
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