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A series of unfortunate events on Netflix

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cookieswirls Fri 13-Jan-17 09:46:24

Loved, loved , loved the books several years back. The movie was quite good. Just hoping Netflix doesn't disappoint. Glad to see they have the 4th book on there too as the film just focuses on the first three. So excited smile

IHeartKingThistle Fri 13-Jan-17 09:48:12

What? Is it a whole new series??

cookieswirls Fri 13-Jan-17 10:29:55

Yes its 8 episodes. I haven't watched any yet but quite excited to see what it's like and to see how they play out the fourth book

fairycakecentral Fri 13-Jan-17 20:32:05

We've just watched the 1st 2 (with DS so we,re trying to be responsible and not binge all at once).

Ep 1 excellent. Sets it all up nicely. Lots of nice humour too.

Ep 2 slightly less enjoyable. A little longer and flags a bit in the middle.

The whole production is very stylised, which is just as it should be given the nature if the books, and is really good. All the actors are really good, script is good too. But there is something a a little stilted about it, something a little amateurish which if really isn't, but there is just a little something not quite right that I can't put my finger on.

DH, HUGE fan of the books lived it. dS lived it (cos it let him stay up a little later)

cookieswirls Fri 13-Jan-17 20:46:47

I have watched episode one and I agree it is very good. I couldn't help comparing it with the movie though but this I enjoyed more so. I think I might get the books out again smile

Soubriquet Fri 13-Jan-17 20:48:51

Quite enjoyed the first episode

Loved the movie

Never read the books which is surprise as I love reading

EllaHen Fri 13-Jan-17 20:50:37

Dh and the dc are currently watching downstairs. I'll find out what they think later. It's been well advertised.

cookieswirls Fri 13-Jan-17 20:59:47

Soubriquet for me the books were great I read them about 12 years ago. I'm going to read them again and see if I still enjoy them as much. Dd is only 5 but was quite interested to watch it. I'm glad I read the books first so I could imagine it for myself.

cauliflowercheese14 Fri 13-Jan-17 21:01:48

What age kids is it suitable for? DD IS 7 but quite sensitive.

Soubriquet Fri 13-Jan-17 21:01:53

I do love that type of book

Teen/young adult stuff

So I probably will give it a go

cookieswirls Fri 13-Jan-17 21:04:39

Cauliflower I did think it may not be suitable for my 5 yo but the bits she watched she enjoyed. I'm sure if you watch it with them they will be fine. I have only seen the first episode though so not sure about the others

EllaHen Fri 13-Jan-17 21:28:15

Well, dh loved it but it was a bit dark for the dc. Cauli - my 6 year old didn't like it.

Thisrabbitthatrabbit Fri 13-Jan-17 21:59:42

Just on episode 4 now. I'm really enjoying it, I was a big fan of the books. I'm finding the slight changes intriguing.

JustDanceAddict Fri 13-Jan-17 22:35:05

I watched the first one with the kids as read some of the books with them when younger. I thought it was very well done. Love the fact you can't place it in time either. And the fact that Barney from HIMYM is Count Olaf.

cookieswirls Sat 14-Jan-17 11:30:47

Does anyone know if the will be making more episodes?

Soubriquet Sat 14-Jan-17 11:37:09

Did you notice the mum is Cobie Smulders aka Robyn from HIMYM

fairycakecentral Sat 14-Jan-17 16:02:07

cookieswirls it has been commissioned fir a 2nd season, I think to complete the books.

cherryrednose Sat 14-Jan-17 18:32:56

Really loved reading the books with DS years ago but always felt disappointed by the unresolved ending. Perhaps Daniel Handler (lemony snicket) will write a proper solution to the mystery this time - he has already changed elements going by the first episode we watched.

Have been really looking forward to this - loved the film but it didn't cover enough of the books - but we felt sorely let down. The children don't have enough character - they are just like ordinary kids and NPH just hasn't got any menace as Olaf at all, I really doubt he's got the range to pull off all the character changes which Jim Carrey did superbly. Such a disappointment.

cookieswirls Sat 14-Jan-17 19:33:20

Fairy I really hope they do. Jim carrey was great wasn't he

Missanneshirley Sat 14-Jan-17 21:23:22

Would a 9 year old harry Potter fan like this?

TealGiraffe Sat 14-Jan-17 21:26:59

My plan for tomorrow is to get all my jobs done by lunch. Then sit on the sofa and watch aaaaaaaaall of this grin with snack obvs.

Loved the books so very excited!

cookieswirls Sat 14-Jan-17 21:33:22

Teal that sounds great. Wish I could watch it all with no disruptions. I've seen the first two and can't wait to see the rest smile

fairycakecentral Sun 15-Jan-17 07:42:52

cookieswirls he was fab! We saw the film on my first ever visit to London and had never heard of the books. Maybe it's the circumstances but we live the film, I know it gets bad reviews (not Jim Carey though, hencant be faulted).

missannshirley my son is 9 and loves hP and loves this too. He's read most if the books but hes taken to watching this in the big chair (rather than all cuddled up) and I watched him yesterday, he is really captivated by it.

Watched another 2 yesterday so the end of the reptile room. I enjoyed these 2 more now than I did the 1st 2. I think Neil Patrick Harris does a great job. The 2 kids are good but but half the fun is in watching the little baby's reactions to things.

pleasestopsnoring Sun 15-Jan-17 07:59:18

Hp loving 11yo ds watched 4 episodes back to back yesterday.

I struggled a bit to get him to watch them but he was hooked straight away. He wanted to pull an all nighter so he could watch the others but I made him go to bed. (Mean mum)

Nix32 Sun 15-Jan-17 08:06:38

Should we watch the film or the series first?

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