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A Series of Unfortunate Events Review: “The Wide Window” Maintains the Faithfulness of Adaptation

The first two books in A Series of Unfortunate Events were adapted in a spectacular way on Netflix’s newest series, and that trend hopes to continue throughout the show’s first season. While the first two stories are pretty dark, the third book in the series is definitely one of the more depressing early entries. Let’s take a look at how the series handled this story in "The Wide Window" Parts One & Two. Freshly escaped once again from Count Olaf, the Baudelaire children find themselves placed in the care of their widowed Aunt Josephine Anwhistle, played by Alfre Woodard. Josephine is a very kind woman, but, after the death of her husband, she has developed numerous fears and concerns (some rational, most irrational). Josephine also has a love for grammar, and this is a love that she tries to impart on anyone that crosses her path, including the Baudelaires. Unfortunately, Count Olaf is never far behind, and the villain soon shows up once again, this time disguised as a sailor named Captain Sham. READ MORE...

A Series of Unfortunate Events Review: “The Reptile Room” Continues the Netflix Magic

The series premiere of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events was an absolutely perfect adaptation of the first book in the series that delivered on all fronts (check out my review here). For fans of the books, we know that the formula for the first half of the series really kicks off in the second entry, so let’s see how Netflix handled that formula in "The Reptile Room" Parts One & Two. The first part of "The Reptile Room," though the third episode of a season, opens in a way that distinctly separates it from the two episodes of the series. In so many ways (and clearly because it’s based off a series of books), each adaptation of a novel feels more like a movie than an episode (or episodes) of television. It’s a very unique structure that is already working very well for the series. READ MORE...

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Finale Review: The Miserable Mill

Maybe this show is not diverging from the books, after all. On Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 7 and Lemony Snicket'sA Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 8 , the children got closer to the truth as they found themselves working in the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill. Now, I need to speak about the reveal that Will Arnett and CobieSmulders were not actually Bertrand and BeatriceBaudelaire. That floored me. The kids walking towards that yellow door definitely made me think we were getting to watch the reunion play out.   ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/01/lemony-snickets-a-series-of-unfortunate-events-finale-review-the/

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 Review: The Wide Window: Part One

Well, that was quite the change of pace. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 5 and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 6 struggled with some serious pacing issues. This was the first episode that really made me think that the story could have been over and done with after just one episode. Aunt Josephine was never my favorite character in the books, but Alfre Woodard turned in a solid performance. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/01/lemony-snickets-a-series-of-unfortunate-events-season-1-episode/

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Review: The Reptile Room

The incredibly deadly viper not as deadly as most people think. That was one of the key things we learned on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 3 and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 4 . With the kids finally making their way to Montgomery Montgomery's house, there was absolutely no doubt in my mind that Count Olaf would be far behind. ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/01/lemony-snickets-a-series-of-unfortunate-events-review-the-reptil/

'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Review: The Perfect Bizarre Mix of Humor and Horror

Netflix's adaptation of A Series Unfortunate Events, much like the book series on which it is based, begins with the narrator Lemony Snicket desperately urging the audience to watch something else. If you follow Snicket's advice, though, you will be robbed of a weird and wonderful experience. Netflix's newest original series is a strange decision, considering the 2004 movie with Jim Carrey was never successful enough to gain a sequel and the last book in the series was published over a decade ago. Still, A Series of Unfortunate Events should manage to entice old and new fans alike as it brings to life the macabre, gothic but often hilarious world of the Baudelaire orphans. ...Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/netflix/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-62790.aspx

Netflixs Fortunate Reinvention of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Adapting the books into an eight-part TV series involved creating a world of artifice that mingled ephemera from different decades. (Forget cellphones, though.) ...Read More... //www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/arts/television/netflixs-fortunate-reinvention-of-a-series-of-unfortunate-events.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Review: The Bad Beginning

The Baudelaire children are without a doubt the smartest siblings on the planet. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 1 and Lemony A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 Episode 2 essentially covered the events of The Bad Beginning, which was the first book in the wildly popular book series. There was just something about these kids that held my attention throughout the two episodes. The acting from Malina Weissman(Violet), Louis Hynes (Klaus) and Presley Smith (Sunny) was just breathtaking.  ...Read More...   http://www.tvfanatic.com/2017/01/lemony-snickets-a-series-of-unfortunate-events-review-the-bad-be/

A Series of Unfortunate Events Is Good But Depressing as Hell

Netflixs A Series of Unfortunate Events comes online today. And its got some beautiful design work and funny performances. But, mostly, its bleak as hell.v ...Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/BXYebRm4aBs/a-series-of-unfortunate-events-is-good-but-depressing-a-1791159519

Review: Lemony Snickets Creations, in a Cloud of Marvelous Gloom

Netflix serves up A Series of Unfortunate Events, with Neil Patrick Harris making a memorable villain.   ...Read More... //www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/arts/television/review-lemony-snickets-creations-in-a-cloud-of-marvelous-gloom.html?partner=rss&emc=rss