A Series of Unfortunate Events is a worthwhile TV show


Abrielle Zelek, Staff Designer

I have to admit, I’ve never read the A Series of Unfortunate Events books, so I can’t say if the Netflix series lived up to the books, but that doesn’t mean I can’t watch it.

Yes, the show is technically a children’s show based on children’s books, but it is definitely for all ages — and the writer’s made sure of that when they sprinkled in a few jokes for their older audience. All of my siblings from my 11-year-old sister to my 19-year-old sister were entertained.

What initially attracted me to the show was Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Count Olaf. I loved him in How I Met Your Mother (among other things), so I wanted to see how would dive into this new role as a greedy villain after a fortune inherited by the three protagonists of the story: Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.

The story starts with the three main characters finding out that they’ve been orphaned, and centers on their adventures escaping Count Olaf.

What made me continue watching the series, though, was everything else about it. Every aspect from the casting to the set design to the costumes shows the true potential Netflix has and sets the standards high for future productions by Netflix.

The first two seasons of the series were great, so naturally my expectations for the third season were pretty high. You know when your expectations are so high that what you were anticipating actually ends up being a letdown? This was not one of those times.

I can say with full honesty that I really enjoyed the final season. The ending was a bit unsatisfying, but I think that’s exactly what the writers were going for so they actually did a perfect job.

The third and final season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is worth watching, even if you aren’t a kid anymore — but make sure you watch the first two seasons first.