An Unfortunate Series: Netflix’s New Offering is a Pale Imitation of its Source Material

There’s a greasy feeling that settles over you as you watch A Series of Unfortunate Events, Netflix’s new take on Lemony Snicket’s gothic kid-lit books. From the theme song on, the viewer is pummeled with unpleasantness: children orphaned, neglected, and abused; clueless innocents cruelly murdered; a whole world awash in inconvenience and ennui. At every turn, the show stops to ask the viewer: “Why are … Continue reading An Unfortunate Series: Netflix’s New Offering is a Pale Imitation of its Source Material