Of all of the books made into shows that people have been looking forward to, ‘A series of Unfortunate Events’ is one that everyone around me has been eagerly looking forward to. Having never read the books as a kid (or, for that matter, an adult), I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I am, however, a fan of Neil Patrick Harris, so knew I would be giving it a try.
Q, however, had seen the trailer video for it and thought it looked just awesome. After watching the first couple of episodes, I was hooked, but I wondered if it would be too weird or scary for Q. He insisted that he wanted to watch it, and I relebted, as long as we watched it together.
We snuggled into the couch, and from pretty much the opening notes of the theme theme, which, by the way, he has been singing for days, he was hooked. He wanted to be able to share his thoughts with you himself, though, so have a peek at this.
He actually liked it so much that he started watching it without me, little sneaky pants. And then proceeded to talk to me about stuff that happened in episodes I had not yet watched. Oops!
He has been keeping his eyes out for the books since watching the show, and I know that he has told a number of friends and classmates about it. He can’t wait for Season 2, and informs me very confidently that he thinks there will be one, especially since the show only covered half the books.
So, if you don’t like ridiculously funny characters, a bit of black humour, mystery and some serious twists and turns, look away, look away, this show is too unpleasant to bear. But if you do, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ is an awesome show to watch as a family, as there is content and humour that appeals to adults as well.
A note of caution, though, from one mama to another. If your kids are really sensitive or scared easily, I would totally recommend pre-screening it first, as there is some scenes that might be too upsetting to a sensitive or younger child. As with anything, though, you know your kids best.
It is definitely a show that makes you think you know what’s going to happen, but then shows you that it is never a good idea to assume anything.
Are you a fan of the Series of Unfortunate Events? Who is your favourite character?
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