The moment you try to convert a book into a movie or a TV show, many vital sequences from the book usually get modified or deleted, and this leaves the readers unsatisfied most of the times. When Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events was released in 2004, many viewers felt the same and preferred the book over the movie. But now, Netflix has taken this challenge and adapted the book into a TV show. And according to the buzz that’s spreading on the Internet, it looks like we have a gem here. When you watch the trailer of this TV show, you will realize that a lot of time and effort has gone into making this series. Right from makeup, costumes, casting to direction, everything looks spectacular and it definitely makes you want to give this show a try.
So, if you were wondering what’s interesting about this show. We have got all the necessary information that will further convince you to watch this show.
The writer of the book, Daniel Handler (Trivia: Lemony Snicket is his pen name), will be collaborating with a team of scriptwriters to write the script for the show. So far he has written the script for episode eight, which seems to consist some interesting twists that will keep you hooked. The show also has side plots that will add more depth and perspective to the story.
Barry Sonnenfeld who directed movies such as Men in Black, Nine Lives, The Addams Family, will be giving this grim story a Burtonesque-meets-Pushing-
Better Than the Movie
If you are a fan of this book and you didn’t quite like the movie version of it, there is hope for you, as the TV adaption takes care of the flaws that you spotted in the movie and gives you more things to admire.
Meet the Baudelaire Orphans
The three charming children, Violet – who is no less than an inventor, Klaus – the voracious reader who is blessed with a photographic memory, and Sunny – the cute toddler with sharp teeth, will take you on an adventure in this show. Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Presley Smith have been roped in to play these characters and they totally fit the look.
The Wicked Count Olaf
Unfortunately, Jim Carrey is not a part of this show but they have roped in Neil Patrick Harris instead, who is equally phenomenal and does justice to the sinister character of Count Olaf.
Meet the Other Characters:
K. Todd Freeman – Mr. Poe (you will see a lot more of him in this show).
Catherine O'Hara – Dr. Georgina Orwell, a hypnotist and Count Olaf's ex-girlfriend.
Joan Cusack – Justice Strauss.
The Caretakers – Alfre Woodard as Aunt Josephine and Aasif Mandvi as Doctor Montgomery Montgomery, a.k.a uncle Monty, the herpetologist.
Spoilers: Are the parents really alive?
This is somewhat ambiguous, but as the season progresses, you might just discover the hidden truth about the Baudelaires. You will also get to see Cobie Smulders and Will Arnett on the show, who play the role of the parents.
If you haven’t watched the trailer of this show, you can catch it here: