I’ve binge watched on Netflix before, but never with my 13 year old son. Don’t deny it, we’re all guilty of it at some point. I have to say the eight episode season one was amazing. I haven’t read the books yet. I do have them all on my Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet. This past weekend we had a snow storm in Upstate NY. So we spent some of the time outside shoveling and the other part inside with hot cocoa watching A Series of Unfortunate Events. Yes there is eight episodes each about 42 mins long. We watched it all in just one day.
After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf. Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel, scheming man and is only after the inheritance that the eldest Baudelaire, Violet, is set to receive. The children escape and find shelter with their quirky Uncle Monty and subsequently, their phobic Aunt Josephine, but Olaf is never far behind.
I have to say, Neil Patrick Harris plays Count Olaf, and he is just amazing. My son just told me he read all the books a few years ago. He must have read them in school because I don’t remember him bringing them home. If you have older children I would suggest watching it with them. Back in 2004, the movie came out and Jim Carey played Count Olaf. I have to say, I was more impressed with Neil Patrick Harris’ acting on this one.