The Baudelaires are back with another series of unfortunate events after having lost their parents, and a few guardians in the season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The season 2 begins at the Prufrock Prepatory School, where the Baudelaire orphans find solace in another set of orphans – The Quagmire siblings. The duo born triplets lost their parents and brother Quigley in a fire. In fact, The Quagmire and the Baudelaire parents were friends and also part of a secret organization.
Trying to find some comfort in each other, the two set of twins soon encounter Count Olaf and in a turn of events The Quagmire siblings are kidnapped by Olaf.
As the Baudelaires try free their new found friends, they are again shoved off to a new set of guardians – this time it’s an entire village. After much commotion, they free The Quagmire siblings from Olaf; but they land up in a hospital and their cat-mouse chase with Count Olaf continues.
It finally progresses to a Carnival, where it is hinted that either of the Baudelaire’s parents might have survived the fire. The end though is again captivating, but we obviously can’t reveal what unfortunate event happens to The Baudelaire orphans.
What’s WOW? Neil Patrick Harris again is at par and maybe even better than Jim Carrey, who played Olaf in the film version in the Lemony Snicket story. Despite being the villain, you actually look forward to seeing more of Neil in every frame and that is an achievement for any actor.
What’s Blah? Two seasons down, you finally want the Baudelaire to be happy. That is the only downer, but it is more on a human level. As a venture, the series doesn’t bore at all.
Parting Shot: You have been warned (all pun intended) that you will like season 2 as much as you liked season 1 of A Series of Unfortunate Events – maybe a bit more.
Neil Patrick Harris
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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