Based on the hugely popular books by Lemony Snicket, or American author, Daniel Handler, this Netflix Original returned for season two on March 30.
Starring ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ himself, Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, the story follows the Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny, after their parent tragically, if a little suspiciously, die. Emmy and Tony-award winning Harris brings a certain air of mischief and depth to the character of Count Olaf, the man every kid and every kid-inside-an-adult loves to hate.
The Baudelaire siblings embark on a journey to discover what happened to their parents and along the way, they foil Olaf’s many attempts to get his hands on their inheritance.
Packed with whacky, rich and wickedly comic writing, this adaptation hits the mark. With lines like “Lets use colons and semi-colons with wild abandon” and “Let’s build a house on the edge of a cliff’ the producers and writers have been loyal to the millions of “Unfortunate Events” fans around the world and to Snicket’s darkly wicked style.
Returning for season two are: Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith, Patrick Warburton and K. Todd Freeman (among others) with new additions to the cast including: Alison Williams, Tony Hale and Lucy punch.
This season runs for ten, one hour episodes and is delivered with big budget, film quality style, leaving viewers in no doubt that this is faithful to the original film and the books.
‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is a very fortunate event for us.