A Series of Unfortunate Events has returned with even more treacherous encounters for poor Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.
The third season begins where Netflix cruelly left off, with Klaus and Violet teetering on the edge of a cliff.
The new season follows the last few books in the series and finally reveals the importance of the mysterious sugar bowl and more information about the shadowy organization, VFD. The Baudelaire orphans continue to use their wits to outsmart their nefarious former guardian Count Olaf, as he pursues their fortune, and another former guardian Esme Squalor, who only wants to procure the sugar bowl while donning increasingly outlandish outfits.
The third season measures up well to the previous two seasons and provides viewers with the chance to explain the events that led all the previous disasters to occur and more insight into the schism that taints the lives of the three Baudelaires.
Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes bring Violet and Klaus to life while little Presley Smith provides an adorable face to an otherwise grim chain of misfortunes. Neil Patrick Harris provides a delightful performance as the vile and often bumbling Count Olaf. Lucy Punch takes on more of a prominent role this season with Esme’s flashy outfits and her one-track mission to complete her tea set. Patrick Warburton polishes off the series with Lemony Snicket’s vocabulary lessons and troubling insights on the lives of the Baudelaire children.
In the third and potentially final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, audiences will pay witness as the Baudelaires try to evade Count Olaf on a mountain, in a submarine, in a hotel and at an island.
Three seasons of A Series of Unfortunate Events are available on Netflix. The series is rated TV-PG and is suitable for family viewing. Viewers might also enjoy watching 13 Reasons Why, a series about the reasons behind a teenager’s suicide, or Sense8, a show about eight strangers from across the globe who share a strange connection.