The following article originally appeared in Juniata High School's newspaper The Arrowhead.
Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has recently released a second season. Season 2 was released on March 30, 2018. The show (based on the books by Lemony Snicket) is about the unfortunate tales of the Baudelaire orphans - Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith) - who are trying to figure out why and how their parents died and who was behind it. The Baudelaires are placed under the care of an evil actor, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), whose goal in life is to steal the Baudelaire fortune.
Spoilers! Season 2 picks up with the Baudelaires at Prufrock Preparatory School, an old and unusual boarding school. This is Baudelaires new home, at least for a couple of episodes. While at Prufrock, Violet and her siblings meet Duncan and Isadora Quagmire, who also lost their parents in a house fire. While trying to help the Baudelaires not get kidnapped by Count Olaf, the Quagmires themselves are kidnapped and hidden by Count Olaf and his troupe.
Season 2 is mainly about the adventures of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny and how they’re trying to rescue the Quagmires, solve the mystery of their parents’ untimely death, and figure out what V.F.D. is and stands for.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is a very good TV show and one of my personal favorites! I would recommend this show to people who like action and comedy but are also fans of suspense/thrillers. This show really knows how to keep you engaged and on the edge of your seat! The show, in my opinion, is just like the books. When I was watching the show, it really matched my imagination as I read the books. But if you’re looking for a show with a happy plot and setting, and a happy ending, I suggest you look away.
By: Maddie Hannon