A Series of Unfortunate Events

Rage Scale

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Season 1 rating: 98/100

Season 2 rating: 97/100

Season 3 rating: 100/100

TV Series Info

A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans — Violet, Klaus, and Sunny — and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organisation, and begin to unlock long-held family secrets.


(Main Cast)

Neil Patrick Harris Count Olaf Season 1, 2 and 3
Louis Hynes Klaus Baudelaire Season 1, 2 and 3
Malina Weissman Voilet Baudelaire Season 1, 2 and 3
Presley Smith Sunny Baudelaire Season 1, 2 and 3
Patrick Warburton Lemony Snicket Season 1, 2 and 3
K. Todd Freeman Arthur Poe Season 1, 2 and 3
Usman Ally Hook-Handed Man Season 1, 2 and 3
Jacqueline Robbins White Faced Woman #1 Season 1, 2 and 3
Joyce Robbins White Faced Woman #2 Season 1, 2 and 3
Matty Cardarople Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender Season 1, 2 and 3
John DeSantis Bald Man Season 1, 2 and 3
Lucy Punch Esmé Squalor Season 2 and 3
Nathan Fillion Jacques Snicket Season 2
Dylan Kingwell Quigley Quagmire/Duncan Quagmire Season 1, 2 and 3

Rage Reviews

Season 1

Origin: 25/25

This is Daniel Handler’s book come to life, the series even covers the book word for word…well most. It is such a rich world that they do a fantastic job at making each moment unique and exciting.

Story: 25/25

Since the series takes its ideas from the book it will be obvious to say that the narrative is griping, moving, tense and exciting. They do a great job with the script, keeping the plot flowing without getting bogged down with all the technical bits. I watched the whole of the season before I decided to join the real world again, it was that good.

Camera/SFX: 24/25

The shots are all in the right places to make some good moments and allow for some really comical moments. However, I did have one little issue, some of the effects felt more rough around the edges then others did. Was this part of their image? I’m not sure, it’s only a small thing though.

Performance: 24/25

Give the casting director a pat on the back, with such a diverse character list to cover, it seemed impossible to get it right. Neil Patrick Harris was amazing, his take on Count Olaf was cruel, funny, and cunning. The Baudelaire orphans were somebody you could really invest into, I liked how both actors had natural chemistry as brother and sister.

Patrick Warburton was correctly chosen to play Lemony Snicket, his warm voice was exactly what the narrative needed. Well done to K. Todd Freeman for being such a funny character that the audience would get frustrated by his stupidity. I don’t think every character was done well, but it sure was great.

Season 2

Origin: 25/25

Once again the series does the books justice. With a big success of season 1 it is typical for production to get rushed, but they don’t buckle and it is awesome.

Story: 24/25

Not as good as season 1, but it still keeps the same keenness to keep watching. It does well to make it enjoyable to watch even when all these new characters start to appear.

Camera/SFX: 24/25

I still have the same problem from the first season, some effects just seemed rushed, am I blind or right? Apart from that, they always make the world seem big and interesting to explore.

Performance: 24/25

New faces means a chance to fail, but they knock it out of the park again. With people like Lucy Punch that just fit the role perfectly. I’ve also got to say how amazingly Count Olaf’s group does, they play their roles very well and make up a twisted and evil version of the avengers, they are one of my favourite parts of the series. However, I felt some lines were either cheesy or just not said the right way, I’m really just nitpicking, to some people it would be fine.

Season 3

All four sections: 25/25

Damn! This is the season where they bring the fire. I think that a lot of those actors should get some sort of television award, not even my nitpicking could find something wrong. I really think that this is the first TV series that I could watch multiple times and still not be bored. Well done to Netflix and anyone else who made this happen because It really was a piece of art.

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