Netflix’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Now Available For Streaming; Outshines 2004 Movie Starring Jim Carrey

Netflix is popular for delivering exciting, interesting and jaw-dropping series. Netflix’s new show – A Series of Unfortunate Events is now available for streaming. For the uninitiated, A Series Of Unfortunate Events is a series of 13 children’s novels written by American author Daniel Handler, who goes by the pet name Lemony Snicket. The story of A Series Of Unfortunate Events revolves around the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ death in a fire. The children are placed in the custody of Count Olaf, a murderous relative who attempts to steal their inheritance. As the children try to flee his clutches, Count Olaf plans for numerous disasters.

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Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events better than the 2004 Movie

The movie adaption of the first three titles in the series mixing the various events and characters into one coherent story was released in December 2014. Jim Carrey starred as Count Olaf. The film was a flop, with fans criticizing the movie adaption because of the comical tone. The first attempt to bring the story to the big screen failed while Netflix’s show has been receiving good reviews. So what sets Netflix’s show apart? What has Netflix done better, which the movie couldn’t deliver? It looks like Netflix series has outlined characters in a way the book does – Lemony Snicket and Count Olaf characters are presented in a much more engaging way, unlike the 2004 movie.

Lemony Snicket and Count Olaf

Lemony Snicket’s character in Netflix show has a full-bodied presence, played by Patrick Warburton. The 2004 movie employed only a narrator in the form of Jude Law’s voice. The best part about the Netflix show is the character of Count Olaf, played by Neil Patrick Harris – the American actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician and television host best known for his role as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. Harris had expressed that he feels drawn to the character of Count Olaf and that had a lot of fun playing the character of evil villain. Harris was expected to do full justice for the character. Going by initial reviews, Harris has indeed enacted a dynamic, creepier, funny, hilarious character – one you will find better than Jim Carrey’s role in the 2004 movie.

Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events has everything in it to make the show interesting and popular. Have you watched the show as well as the movie? Does the show portray the character of Count Olaf better than the 2004 movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.