It happened! Netflix picked up a beloved book series of mine! I was beyond excited when I first heard the news that the series was going to happen.
I’ve had a lot of images in my head about what the setting would look like, what the characters would look like, while I was reading the books. A lot of those were supported by Brad Silberling’s movie adaptation.
The settings in the movie were similar to the movie adaptation. It was exactly how I pictured them while reading the books, dark, gloomy with an ominous tone.
I loved that the Baudelaire cast was younger than those from the movie adaptation, (especially Sunny because I would love to see her grow) and the cast is more diverse. Most of the actors also did a good job in delivering the persona of their character, especially Joan Cusack (who plays Justice Strauss) and Neil Patrick Harriss (who plays Count Olaf). If someone were to watch this series without having read the books, you could clearly tell that each of them have their own little specialty.
When I first found out that Harriss would be playing Count Olaf, I was so happy. I know a lot of people saw a lot of comedy from him in the trailers and were worried that it might take away from his villainous characteristic. I’ve seen a lot of Harriss’ work, so I was expecting Olaf to be kind of a comic relief.