Xplore ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Kids friendly TV show


Most of the TV shows are not suitable to watch with family. So far we have seen a number of TV shows and I also have written top 20 TV shows on Netflix. All these shows are for adults, includes dark humor, adult scenes, crime, drugs, racism, sexuality make them unfit as family shows.

Hence it becomes very difficult to choose TV shows while watching with kids. The list narrows down and there are very few kid-friendly shows available on Netflix & Amazon.

Today we are talking about one such TV show named ‘A series of unfortunate events’. As I said earlier, I watch all kind of shows. I don’t judge TV shows based on category or poster or story instead, I watch and then decide! Some make me feel regret for wasting my time and some shows surprisingly turn best!

A series of unfortunate events is based on a series of thirteen children novels written by Daniel Handler(Lemony Snicket). These books have a dark mysterious story.

In 2014 Netflix decided to bring the Daniel Handler’s stories on screen and started hunting for producers, showrunner, and the cast. In between, there were many changes and finally, they telecasted the first season in 2017.

Daniel Handler has penned the story so beautifully that it can be extended in a number of ways. Thus Netflix has the power to make as many as seasons without affecting the main story taken from the book.


What is the story?


Baudelaire family is known for its wealth in the entire town. However, their house was set on fire and the parents were died living their kids orphaned.

Mr.Poe, a banker who is in charge of Baudelaire’s bank affairs sends them to Count Olaf’s house. Count Olaf is a distnat relative to Baudelaire known for his weird appearance and acts.

Violet Baudelaire is the eldest sibling among 3 kids known for her detective skills. Klaus Baudelaire is next to Violet has a power of speed-reading. Sunny Baudelaire is the last one, baby of the Baudelaire family. She has some magic powers.



Thus Baudelaire kids start living with Count Olaf. He makes them stay in a dirty place, makes them do household chores and doesn’t give proper food to eat.

As the story progresses Baudelaire kids find out that Count Olaf is trying to steal their fortune. Since Count Olaf doesn’t allow them to meet any outsider they have to plan on their own to stop this evil man.



He comes in different attire in order to get Baudelaire kids to sign the fortune to him but his attempt is failed every time because of the skills shown by the kids.


There is also a movie based on the same book


Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events!

The movie was released in 2004. When it was released people accepted it happily but the comparison started once after Netflix released its first season.

Count Olaf beats Jim Carey(from the movie) in terms of acting, costume, and he is scarier giving the real feel of character written in the book.

People love to watch both the movie and the show. However, the show has more space for 13 books compared to the movie. The movie feels incomplete because a lot can be taken from books.

The movie is made from only a few books whereas Netflix dedicated 2 episodes for each book. Hence the show is more in-depth and theme specific.


It is weird & Quirky


The story is set in the ’40s hence the entire set is built in a way to depict those days. As said by Neil Patrick (Actor who played the role Count Olaf) on Quora, the show can be called as era-less.

The tragic story of Baudelaire kids along with the humor and mysteries is made the show more special. During difficult times they think together, bring out their strengths and fight against Olaf.

The humor has never left the screen, every scene will make you laugh!


Season 3 is a visual treat


Compared to season 1 & 2, Season 3 has more beautiful well-crafted scenes. Production quality is improved and hence there is an improvement in the cast and the making. The creators have understood what exactly fans want to see and hence created the perfect show.

Here are some of the images.


The kids are grown up!



New people can be seen in the casting.



It’s an exciting journey altogether.




Here is me signing off today’s #favoriteshow post.

Keep watching!



33 thoughts on “Xplore ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Kids friendly TV show

  1. Miragail says:

    I loved the show more than the movie! Although I watched just season 1. I plan to finish the series after reading the books! Overall. It’s really a good show and the actors specially the kids are fantastic!

  2. I started this show… but once it disappeared from my Netflix lineup I kind of forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me of it. I also am writing on the A to Z with Italian foods and memories at ….https://everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com/

  3. Jessica says:

    Lol OMG I LOVE Series of Unfortunate Events !! Jim Carey is hilarious by the way 😂😂😂 I read all of those books in high school and then watched the movie when it came out lol great review !! ❤️ happy Weekend!

  4. I haven’t seen the TV show with Neil Patrick Harris, but I was a big fan of the movie with Jim Carrey!

  5. Wow… This really seems interesting. My son would also love to watch it I guess.

  6. Abhijit says:

    You certainly have an encyclopaedic knowledge of different shows. Shows you are talking about today, I have not heard. So I cannot comment. In my view, a fine line between PG rating and A. Only hardcore is clearly defined.

  7. This looks like the kind of show thar teenagers and I can enjoy alike. Like I told you, the Netflix subscription is on its way.

  8. aditi says:

    Is it weird or scary? Shall decide once I watch the series. Thanks for the review:)

  9. Havent watched this one but your post makes for a compelling case. Keep the awesome work going. Nice detailed post.
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  10. You, Me and Benny says:

    Oh we loved this show!! I am sad 3 seasons was it.

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  11. Renee Theresa says:

    I love the books and I saw that these are on Netflix now! I will check them out

    1. Hackytips says:


  12. I was planning to watch it, thanks for the review. Now I cannot wait to watch it.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome!

  13. missmisanthrop says:

    I loved this show, I was hooked from season one. I’m a big NPH fan too.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Oh.. He is good at it.

  14. We watch this show too! I like it better than the movie even!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You can try it.

  15. Mariyam says:

    I’ve heard a lot about this show but never watched it. After reading your post about it, I think it’s really interesting. 🙂

  16. aisasami says:

    I been watching the show and enjoying it so far. It is different than the Jim Carrey movie (and I love that oo) but different in a good way!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Totally agree!

  17. ansh997x says:

    This series is one of my favorite. I love the way Neil Patrick Harris narrates the show.

  18. Interesting! Not my cup of tea. But I will check it out on Netflix. It’s Jim Carey so it should be good! Thank you for sharing this

  19. These were my favorite books when I was younger!! I can’t wait to watch the show!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Then you will relate more..

  20. bluebox2310 says:

    I was considering watching this show, thank you for providing me with more information about it.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hope it is useful.

  21. I have seen only a few episodes by I have really enjoyed them!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cool! Share your opinion once you finished watching.

  22. Cant wait to watch it!!

  23. Adventures with Shelby says:

    I haven’t watched yet but it sounds good!

  24. Puja says:

    This is a great recommendation. I will definitely check it out.

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