TV Show Reviews
Review of "Lemony
Snicketís A Series of Unfortunate Events" 1/15/17
I never read the books that this is based on, so I can't say
whether they did a good job of bringing the books to life or
not. It looks like it would be a fun fantasy series, like
"Harry Potter," but it's not at all. It's very dark and
drab, and a lot of it is over-the-top silly. I can't
imagine which age you would have to be to enjoy this. I
think it's a little too dark and scary for young kids, but
it's too dumb for older kids.
Airs now on Netflix
For instance, they
spent the first five to ten minutes telling us how sad the
story is and warning us not to watch it (including a song
that did the same). Okay, we get it. You'd have to be a
really stupid child not to be bored with that.
acting is the only good thing about it. Neil Patrick Harris
is fantastic, as always. He plays the dastardly villain,
Count Olaf. Patrick Warburton is the narrator, Lemony
Snicket. The actors who play the kids do a wonderful
job. It's just the story and how it's portrayed that I
have a problem with.
It reminds me a bit of some
movies by Wes Anderson (which, personally, I can't stand),
like "Fantastic Mr. Fox." I like fantasy movies and shows,
normally, but this one is just too weird and dark for me.
Also, it moves very slowly. There are songs, and they're
okay. I don't know what to tell you. It just isn't my type
of thing. I really don't know who would like it.
"If you are interested in
stories with happy endings, then you would be better
off somewhere else."
Based on the
internationally best-selling series of books by
Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring
Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick
Harris, Lemony Snicket's A Series
of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale
of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and
Sunny Ė whose evil guardian Count Olaf (Harris)
will stop at nothing to get his hands on their
inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at
every turn, foiling his many devious plans and
disguises, in order to discover clues to their
parentsí mysterious death. The eight-episode
series is a Netflix original production,
executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry
Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars
Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack
(Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet
Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).
-- Lemony Snicket
Avert your eyes from the tragic and horrible sight
of the OFFICIAL TRAILER for Lemony Snicket's A
Series of Unfortunate Events.
Netflix invites you to look
away as we reveal the second trailer to the upcoming
series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate
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