When you want quality television, the name that escapes one’s lips is Netflix. Since 2013, they have produced Netflix Originals, a series of movies and shows that have upped the ante in terms of storytelling and production. Some of my favorite Netflix shows are House of Cards, Stranger Things, and The Crown, and there are plenty more on my lineup. The latest addition? The TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
In Netflix’s tradition, the network has released all eight episodes of its first season on January 13, and the reviews have been stellar. The Telegraph calls it a “delicious gothic romp,” while The Economist calls it “vivacious” and “detailed.” The reviews are hardly surprising. The Crown was dubbed the most expensive series to film, so I expected Netflix to pull out all the stops in producing this whimsical series of novels turned movie turned TV series.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the international best-selling children’s novels by Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snicket), and follows the Baudelaire siblings after the mysterious deaths of their parents. They are adopted by their eccentric relative Count Olaf, who stops at nothing to get their inheritance. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny must outsmart Count Olaf’s disguises and plans as they investigate their parents’ deaths.
Noted actor, singer, and television host Neil Patrick Harris takes on the demanding role of Count Olaf, while Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are played by Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Presley Smith. Patrick Warburton plays Lemony Snicket, the show’s omniscient host.
This Saturday, Globe and Netflix are hosting an outdoor screening of A Series of Unfortunate Events‘ first two episodes at the Globe ICONIC Store from 3PM to 10PM. The event is free for everyone, so bring your friends and family!
If you can’t make it tomorrow, you can watch all eight episodes on Netflix by subscribing to Globe Home Broadband’s plans, starting at P1,299, where you can watch the A Series of Unfortunate Events and other Netflix shows. If you subscribe, you also get six months free access to HOOQ (watch the Lino Brocka films!) and the NBA League Pass.
I can’t wait to binge watch this series!
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