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The Parents on A Series of Unfortunate Events Are Not Who You Think They Are

3 February 2017 5:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Warning: spoilers for the entire season below! Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events premiered on Friday the 13th (apt, don't you think?) in January, and there's a lot to love. Neil Patrick Harris gives an inspired performance as the show's greasy villain, Count Olaf, and newcomers Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes (who play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire) are a delight. At the end of the first episode, we also get a pleasant surprise in the form of two unexpected guest stars: Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders, who play a mother and a father. Now, it's very easy to assume that these are the Baudelaire parents. Once you get to the end of episode seven, you'll learn that's sadly not the case. Let's recap. Episode one starts off with the brilliant Baudelaire children being informed that they're orphans now after their mansion burns down, with their doting mother and father - »

- Quinn Keaney

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‘Skylanders Academy’ Gets Season 3 Early Renewal; Felicia Day Joins Season 2

2 February 2017 11:48 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Activision Blizzard Studios wasted little time ordering up a third season of Skylanders Academy despite the second season having yet to premiere. Production on Season 3 begins in earnest this month at TeamTO studio in France.

The Skylanders Academy Season 3 renewal announcement also provided some new details about Season 2. Felicia Day will voice new cadet Cynder, a popular dragon Skylander whose past is mysterious. She joins the core cast including Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.

Returning in Season 2 after brief Season 1 appearances are Cy the Imaginator (Daniel Middleton aka The Diamond Minecart) and Sensei King Pen (Daniel Wu).

Other voice talent confirmed for Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz as Kaos. Sorry, no sign of Patrick Warburton as Flynn.

“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic, »

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Is Season Two Coming? New Series Tops Netflix Ratings

25 January 2017 8:24 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will there be a second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events? According to The Wrap, the new series is now one of Netflix's top-rated TV shows.Based on the book series by Lemony Snicket, the show follows the three Baudelaire orphans, who are sent to live with their eccentric relative Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) after their parents die. The cast also includes Patrick Warburton, Catherine O’Hara, Aasif Mandvi, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes. Season one debuted on January 13th.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Who Exactly Is Beatrice?

24 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

A Series of Unfortunate Events has catapulted fans back into Lemony Snicket's conundrum of esoterica as he risks life and limb to uncover the fates of the Baudelaire orphans. In the opening of Lemony Snicket's book and the Netflix series, a typewriter taps out the words etched forever on Snicket's heart: "Dear Beatrice . . . " The dark love notes to his deceased ex introduce each episode like an old-fashioned "the end" concludes a film, which makes perfect sense considering Snicket's last book is literally titled The End. Snicket's references to Beatrice don't stop with the ding of his typewriter. The author, played by Patrick Warburton, often turns toward the audience and gives slight insight into his painfully unrequited love. While breaking the fourth wall, the story's narrator confesses that Beatrice turned down his proposal to her. Locked away in his closet of prized possessions, Snicket whips out her 200-page book explaining why »

- Jessica Ariel Wendroff

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All 55 Terms Defined on Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and the Definitions Given

19 January 2017 1:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The meanings of words play an integral part of Netflix’s adaptation of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Words that mean more than one thing cause misunderstandings that can lead to everything from inconveniences to disasters, usually for the unlucky Baudelaire children. Words matter so much that characters in “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” as well narrator Lemony Snicket himself (Patrick Warburton), are constantly defining them — sometimes with useful definitions, and sometimes with hilarious ones. Here’s every term, saying, idiom or word defined in “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 1, along with the definitions that were. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season One Review

19 January 2017 1:57 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Liam Hoofe reviews the first season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

‘Look away, look away’ warns the ominous, and irritatingly catchy opening theme song of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Those who’ve had the pleasure of reading Daniel Handler’s delightfully wicked series of books, which often start with similarly discouraging remarks, however, will know that this piece of advise is best ignored.

A Series of Unfortunate Events, as a series of books, had a huge influence on me as a young child. I remember turning each page in both horror and awe at the impressionable age of 10. The books introduced me to themes I was not likely to find explored in such macabre detail in the literature of C.S. Lewis, or J.K. Rowling, for example.

They were also written with a flair that really caught my young imagination. Lemony Snicket’s »

- Liam Hoofe

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Here's Where Season 1 Leaves Off

17 January 2017 9:30 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

By the time the curtain drops on the first season of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, there are a lot of plates spinning, a phrase which here means, "there's a lot of information to keep track of." Certain mysteries have pretty clear answers by the time the finale finishes: we knew in advance that we'd plop down right at the end of the fourth book, and we now know what the deal is with those parents (played by Cobie Smulders and Will Arnett). In weaving such a mysterious and enigmatic tapestry, though, there are still other things to keep track of that are a bit more speculative. Looking for a rundown of all the loose ends, cliffhangers, and more when it comes to the finale? Look no further. 1. Where the Story Leaves Off In the final minutes of the season, Mr. Poe has taken the Baudelaires to the Prufrock Preparatory School. »

- Ryan Roschke

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How to Find the Original Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events

17 January 2017 12:45 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

By now, we sincerely hope you've binged your way through Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events. In the wake of the show's first season, there's a lot to unpack (besides all your emotional baggage). Perhaps some of the most fun part of watching lies in all those little Easter eggs tucked away in the episodes and the sly literary references that would make any bookworm geek out. One thing you might not have spotted, though, is the cameo by the book's original "Lemony Snicket." If you're not familiar, Lemony Snicket is a pen name writer Daniel Handler used when he first wrote the series. Patrick Warburton plays the character known as Lemony Snicket in Netflix's series, but the original author appears in the book too! Ah, there he is. Daniel Handler plays the fish head salesman in episodes five, six, and seven. He first appears in a flashback, when Aunt »

- Ryan Roschke

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Eight Execrable Elements of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

17 January 2017 11:49 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Exploring the brightness of the dark children’s show.

Execrable is a word which here means “extremely bad or unpleasant.” It is a word which, although appropriately dour in tone, does not actually describe Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is actually an exceptional, thrilling adaptation of a series of thirteen children’s mystery books by Daniel Handler. The show’s freshman season covers the first four books of the series, and follows the unhappy lives of three recent orphans as they bounce from caretaker to caretaker, outwit nefarious plots to steal their parents’ fortune, and uncover countless secrets along the way. Its clunky title and avoidance of easy categorization (it’s billed as a very dark children’s show) may be turn-offs for the uninitiated, but, for many reasons, A Series of Unfortunate Events is actually a bright spot of television that shouldn’t be missed.

1. The ad campaign

Long before the series made »

- Valerie Ettenhofer

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Is Season 2 on the Way?

16 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Despite the grave insinuations behind Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, the new show has become one of the bright spots of Netflix's new slate of originals. But with the way the film adaptation flopped so spectacularly in 2003, it's hard not to worry a bit about the future of the series. Will we get our hearts broken once again, never to see the trials of the Baudelaire orphans play out in live action? Luckily for avid fans, we have some good news: there's a very, very high probability that the show will get a second season. One thing to consider is that almost every Netflix show has been given a second season, regardless of critical reception or viewership. Furthermore, Patrick Warburton all but confirmed another installment during a recent interview with Popsugar, saying, "I know that there's talks and preproduction going on right now." With season one covering the first four books, »

- Ryan Roschke

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season Two Scripts Being Written; Season Three Planned

13 January 2017 8:45 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's next for A Series of Unfortunate Events? Executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld says season two of the Netflix series is already being written, Variety reports.Based on the book series by Lemony Snicket, the show follows the three Baudelaire orphans, who are sent to live with their eccentric relative Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) after their parents die. The cast also includes Patrick Warburton, Catherine O’Hara, Aasif Mandvi, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes. Season one debuted today, January 13th.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Review Roundup: Refreshing Adaptation That’s True To The Books

13 January 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Netflix’s take on the Lemony Snicket classic children’s book series A Series of Unfortunate Events is so true to the books, fans will love it. It helps that he actual author, Daniel Handler, adapted his work himself, wrote the scripts, and co-produced the show. Neil Patrick Harris stars as the evil Count Olaf, alongside Patrick Warburton as Snicket, and […]

  Source: uInterview

The post ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Review Roundup: Refreshing Adaptation That’s True To The Books appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Review: Netflix’s Lemony Snicket Series is Exactly What Kids Need in 2017 (Spoilers)

13 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” can be a rather complicated show to explain succinctly, but the new Netflix original series is clear about one point at the onset and throughout: You shouldn’t watch it.

Though I have to vehemently disagree with such advice, each episode opens with Neil Patrick Harris begging audiences to avert their eyes (via an opening song, aptly titled “Look Away”). Patrick Warburton (as Lemony Snicket) then cautions, directly to camera, “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you’d be better off somewhere else.” Even the musical number closing Season 1 circles around the line, “You might dream that justice and peace win the day, but that’s not how this story goes.”

Read More:‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Barry Sonnenfeld Was Booted Off the Movie, and Now He’s Saved the Franchise

Yet despite such adamant counsel from adult characters, »

- Ben Travers

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Review: Netflix’s Lemony Snicket Series is Exactly What Kids Need in 2017 (Spoilers)

13 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” can be a rather complicated show to explain succinctly, but the new Netflix original series is clear about one point at the onset and throughout: You shouldn’t watch it.

Though I have to vehemently disagree with such advice, each episode opens with Neil Patrick Harris begging audiences to avert their eyes (via an opening song, aptly titled “Look Away”). Patrick Warburton (as Lemony Snicket) then cautions, directly to camera, “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you’d be better off somewhere else.” Even the musical number closing Season 1 circles around the line, “You might dream that justice and peace win the day, but that’s not how this story goes.”

Read More:‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Barry Sonnenfeld Was Booted Off the Movie, and Now He’s Saved the Franchise

Yet despite such adamant counsel from adult characters, »

- Ben Travers

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Patrick Warburton on Playing ‘Miserable’ Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

13 January 2017 7:42 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” is not the first adaptation of the wildly popular young adult book series. But Barry Sonnenfeld’s version of Snicket’s darkly funny world is a little different from the 2004 film; namely, the cast. Neil Patrick Harris has stepped into the role of the villainous count Olaf, replacing Jim Carrey; while Jude Law was the eponymous Snicket, the authorial persona of Daniel Handler, Law has been replaced for the series by Patrick Warburton, he of “Seinfeld” and “The Tick” and “Men in Black” fame. Warburton called up Variety to talk about coming to the series, which premiered Jan. 13, and what it’s like to be at the center of various fandoms.

You’ve got four kids; were they fans of the book series?

My kids actually wouldn’t read the books because the parents die in a horrible fire, so they wanted nothing to do with them »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events review – fabulous steampunk fun

13 January 2017 4:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The wacky tale of the Baudelaire orphans comes to life in Netflix’s funny, Burtonesque series that’s loyal to the books – and just as whipsmart

‘I would advise all our viewers to turn away immediately and watch something more pleasant instead,” says the writer and narrator Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) at the start of – and throughout – A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix). It’s a fake attempt to put you off, as Snicket does in his series of gothic novels about the life of the poor Baudelaire orphans from which this is adapted.

Related: A Series of Unfortunate Events: Netflix lets its freak flag fly

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- Sam Wollaston

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We’re Feeling Lucky! Neil Patrick Harris Stars as the Archest of Archvillains in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

12 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In Daniel Handler’s s Lemony Snicket books, the three Baudelaire children (Violet, Klaus and Sunny) are cycled through an endless sequence of cruel horrors — baby Sunny is threatened at one point with being dropped from a roof — all concocted by their greedy relation, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris).

It’s a fiendish, funny, bustling and yet oddly impersonal narrative, as if Charles Dickens from time to time regarded Oliver Twist less as a hapless urchin than a hamster on a wheel.

Netflix’s version, which covers the first four books, preserves some of the 2004 film’s style (a blend »

- tgliatto

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Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Director Barry Sonnenfeld: We’re Already Writing Scripts for Season 2

12 January 2017 9:38 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Although Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” won’t be released until Jan. 13, the cast and creators, who attended the Netflix adaptation’s premiere at the AMC Loews in Manhattan on Wednesday, are ready to get back to work.

“We’re planning to do more, but we haven’t been greenlit to do more,” exec producer and director Barry Sonnenfeld told Variety. “But we already have scripts being written for the second season. We have the stages on hold, so we’re optimistic.”

The director said that the 13-book series by Daniel Handler that inspired the TV show would ideally be divided over three seasons: The first season spans the first four books; Season 2 would cover the middle five; and the last four books would be covered in a third season.

Sonnenfeld said he would want to split the series that way “because at the end of the second season there’s a natural break »

- Seth Kelley

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Barry Sonnenfeld Was Booted Off the Movie, and Now He’s Saved the Franchise

12 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In December 2004, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” hit cinemas nationwide.

Based on the best-selling books by Daniel Handler (under pen name Lemony Snicket), the series starred Jim Carrey — who was as hot as fire after the box office behemoth “Bruce Almighty” and critical darling “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — and the film entered a marketplace friendly to live-action family fare. Three “Harry Potter” films had already been released, amassing more than $2.5 billion globally, and Carrey himself had carry-d the kid-friendly “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to the highest-grossing film of 2000 just a few years prior.

Yet even with the added star power of Meryl Streep and Jude Law, the $140 million production couldn’t surpass that figure domestically, nor double it worldwide. The film was a flop, with critics pointing to the softened edges of the original source material as one reason why.

While undoubtedly a disappointment to many involved, »

- Ben Travers

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Barry Sonnenfeld Was Booted Off the Movie, and Now He’s Saved the Franchise

12 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In December 2004, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” hit cinemas nationwide.

Based on the best-selling books by Daniel Handler (under pen name Lemony Snicket), the series starred Jim Carrey — who was as hot as fire after the box office behemoth “Bruce Almighty” and critical darling “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — and the film entered a marketplace friendly to live-action family fare. Three “Harry Potter” films had already been released, amassing more than $2.5 billion globally, and Carrey himself had carry-d the kid-friendly “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to the highest-grossing film of 2000 just a few years prior.

Yet even with the added star power of Meryl Streep and Jude Law, the $140 million production couldn’t surpass that figure domestically, nor double it worldwide. The film was a flop, with critics pointing to the softened edges of the original source material as one reason why.

While undoubtedly a disappointment to many involved, »

- Ben Travers

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