A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 13 book children series by Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, that follows the Baudelaire children as they go through a series of unfortunate events after their parent’s death in a fire. And this book series was made into a TV show and is now on Netflix.
Each book is covered with two episodes, thus with this episode finished, I have covered all the events that happen in the first book of A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning.
The episode continues off where the first episode ended. In the first episode, we see the abuse of Count Olaf and the appearance of certain characters. In the opening of the second episode, we start off with a flashback of Mr. Poe and a poorly disguised Count Olaf, who manipulates Mr. Poe into getting the Baudelaire children under his care.
Back in the present, the children go to see Mr. Poe in order to find a way to escape Count Olaf, but were unsuccessful. It’s amazing how frustrating his character is getting, when it is obvious the children are suffering. And I also loved the continuing portrayal of Count Olaf in the episode and the characters of the children. He’s so dark and evil and I feel Neil Patrick Harris really captured his character well.
The plot of marriage was also so devious. And I absolutely loved how Sunny managed to outsmart one of Olaf’s henchmen. And even more so when Violet and Klaus managed to get out of the whole mess, even when every adult never believed them.
The sarcastic acting was the best thing ever, and also literary terms and words is enough to get a nerd like me to smile in delight. This series just seems to get better and better, and I can’t wait to watch the next few episodes.
What do you think? How are you liking A Series of Unfortunate Events so far?