A Series of Unfortunate Events

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief


On January 13, Netflix released a new tv show, “Lemony Snicket’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events”.  It was full of exciting twists and turns that relate very closely to the book series released in 1999.


The show opens up with the narrator, Lemony Snicket, warning viewers of the dismal events about to occur within the series. It then switches to the introduction of the stories main focus, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, otherwise referred to as the Baudelaire children. The first six episodes in the series mirror the movie: Lemony Snicket’s: a Series of Unfortunate Events, which was released in 2004.


I thoroughly enjoyed the whimsical features of the show; however, there were some things that were somewhat off. For example, the show is set to take place in the 1930s, (this is based off of the victorian era setting from the books), and not only does Violet wear dresses that would be considered inappropriate for the time period, but she also wears white converse. Another historically inaccurate detail was that Klaus directly cited Martin Luther King Jr., who would have only been around ten when the show takes place.


Overall, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is a definite binge worthy show for a lazy Saturday, especially if you enjoy glum mysteries.