New take on A Series of Unfortunate Events fortunately funny


Morgan Ott, Staff Writer

Although the newest Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is tragic and never has a happy ending, the show itself is intriguing and keeps viewers wanting more.

The show itself is based on the 13 book series written by Lemony Snicket that follows the lives of the Baudelaire children, who are named Violet, Klaus and Sunny. Their parents perished in a terrible house fire, leaving the children with nothing but an enormous fortune that they can’t access until Violet is of age. As a result, the children are forced to live with the menacing Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) who is only after their fortune.

Each episode is filled with perfectly timed comedy that brightens up the disastrous story. However, the first couple of episodes are repetitive due to the kids escaping from Count Olaf and then him finding them again.

The first season is only eight episodes long, but once viewers reach the end they will anxiously wait for more.