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Friday the 13th. A perfect day for Netflix to release their new series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
I think I should start this review by saying Netflix's adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events was highly anticipated, and I had built myself up to hate it. If you've not seen me rattling on and on about it on social media, I am a huge, and I mean HUGE, fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events. I have read all the books numerous times. I know all the back stories of characters. I can quote a fair amount of the books. I even wrote my dissertation on it for university. So it's safe to say I'm obsessed, right?
I've been let down by screen adaptations of the series before. We all know about that 2004 film starring Jim Carrey and Jude Law (Which was the WORST casting for Lemony Snicket - not sure what they were thinking?) that, in my opinion, was an absolute train wreck of a film. I hated it because it completely erased everything that made the books so magical. And by magical I mean absurdly weird. The film wasn't weird like the books, it was hollywood.
Anyway, I'll save that rant for another post, back to the review of the Netflix offering of A Series of Unfortunate Events from myself, the self-confessed biggest fan.