The catchy theme song to Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events addresses the audience directly, as Neil Patrick Harris warns viewers to “look away” from the horrible proceedings about to unfold. But to skip out on the exaggerated, macabre, and meta delights of this eight-episode series would be an unfortunate event in and of itself.

Bringing to life the first four books in Snicket’s (the penname of author Daniel Handler) self-aware series, Netflix’s take, which hits the service on January 13, on the horrible lives of the three Baudelaire orphans captures the hilarious, dark, and sweet tone of the books while imbuing it with an arresting visual style and charming performances.

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Source: Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events Review

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