Here I am, late to the party again. Those of you who have been hanging around this blog for a while may know just how abysmal my timing is when it comes to reviewing things… But what can I do if I like to ponder over and over again before I actually make up my mind? Exactly. And when it comes to A Series of Unfortunate Events that Netflix presented to us some time ago, well, there was plenty of pondering to be done.
As a little kiddo I somehow missed out on reading it; I think I only got on the Potter hype train because I was seven when I read the first book, and I hadn’t fallen madly in love with horrors or classics or poetry yet. I vaguely remember people around me reading it, but it was never a true craze so it never spread to me. Things happen, you know, and sometimes they just don’t.
So the first time I watched A Series of Unfortunate Events, I had not read the books or watched the movie. However. You will be excited to know that when I watched it for the second time, as I was very keen to show it to my parents the last time I visited them in… February? I had both read the books and watched the movie, so I am probably one of the very very very few people to have this unique perspective on the Netflix adaptation – both from the non-reader and reader point of view.
And I must admit: I liked the second run even more.
But let me start from the beginning. [Read more…]