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Mace & Crown | April 22, 2018

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'A Series Of Unfortunate Events': Still quite unfortunate

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

As many shows tend to have a happy ending and leave viewers satisfied with whatever they liked, this isn’t one of those shows. And it’s sad to say that it will continue until the end.

Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” returned to screens March 30, picking up where the Baudelaire’s were last seen, at Prufrock Preparatory School. Run by Vice Principal Nero, who believes is a violin genius, sends the children to live in the “orphan shack.”

While they try to adjust to their new life, they meet Duncan and Isadora Quagmire, surviving triplets who discovered that like the Baudelaire’s, their parents and brother died in the fire. Together they formed an alliance against Count Olaf, who appears once again to gain control of the Baudelaire and Quagmire’s fortune.

Throughout the season, Olaf attempts of destroying the children continue under various disguises with the help of his expanding associates and still fools the other adult in the children’s lives. Something that’s still not hard to do and really frustrates a viewer. However, new characters like Olivia Caliban and Jacques Snicket help the children and are the only ones who never doubt their words.

The costumes and background scenery continue to be pleasing to the eye as each location they travel to have a certain decoration stand out, helping the plot move forward. Special Guest stars make an appearance in every episode, letting someone familiar with them, even more emotionally attached to the characters.

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Patrick Warburton reprise their roles with witty one-liners and occasional fourth wall breaks that provide comic relief to a very serious story. The storyline continues to leave viewers at the edge of their seats as the finale concludes with a literal cliffhanger.

All episodes are now streaming on Netflix.