A Series of Unfortunate Events

The show can, from time to time, be strange to watch, but most of the time, it's funny and clever. It's also nice, as one who enjoys proper grammar and the intricacies of language, to watch a story that often makes language and language use a focal point.

After finishing episode 8, Ada and I went back to episode 7 to look at the photo and see who their parents would be, if not the couple that was continuously shown to us.

As of 20171215, Netflix determined the series for me as a 76% match. Three days ago, it was determined to be an 89% match. This piques my interest, because I completed the entire first season and I thought a recommendation algorithm would prioritize such behavior. In any case, I decided to give the series a thumbs up.

Today Ada and I started the second season. We watched the first and second episode.


Ada and I finished Season 2 today. What a great series.

On a different note, we recently heard Neil Patrick Harris on NPR and he was answering some questions. One question was about the VFD tattoo on his ankle. He said that in Season 1 they applied a temporary tattoo, but between Season 1 and Season 2, he decided to go ahead and get the real thing.

Wrap-Up and Comments for Season 2:
The other Madame Lulu got the sugar bowl. They show her face. Beatrice was revealed not to have died, is this woman Beatrice?
In S2E07, Jacques says "It seems there may have been a survivor of the fire." It could be a different fire. It could have been referring to the Baudelaire children.
Of course, the cliffhanger, how the children will survive their current situation?

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Relevant Links:
A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series) (Wikipedia.org)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Wikipedia.org)

S1E01: The Bad Beginning: Part One

S1E02: The Bad Beginning: Part Two
1b: resume this episode at 30 min mark where I last stopped watching
1b: lol that hourglass bit
1a=20170118, 1b = 20170207

S1E03: The Reptile Room: Part One
1: Olaf confirms Piano picture
1: Some good humor
1: Preview
1: Citizen Kane

S1E04: The Reptile Room: Part Two
1 = 20170209
1: "Meanwhile back at the ranch..."
1: "Maybe they're upset about the murder."
1: Cool narrative decision on the rewind.

S1E05: The Wide Window: Part One
1: "I am married to the sea but my girlfriend is a large lake."
1: "Land ho!" "I told you to stop calling me that."
1: Mentions Snicket.
1: Same book as judge ended up looking at. Incomplete History of Secret Organizations
1: Lol Captain Sham's story

S1E06: The Wide Window: Part Two

S1E07: The Miserable Mill: Part One

S1E08: The Miserable Mill: Part Two
1: Aww... how sad. (Different doors)
1: Ah, interesting they should both end up at the boarding school.
1: Not particularly fond of the song at the end. Doesn't seem to really fit. But sure, why not.

S2E01: The Austere Academy: Part 1
1: Ada observes that Sonny can walk now.
1: References Spice Girls. "Tell me what you want what you really really want?" "Oh, I'll tell you what I want what I really really want."

S2E02: The Austere Academy: Part 2
1: Breaking the forth wall: "Really? Because it seems to me if you had the skills to stop me, we wouldn't be having this batch of episodes in your new lives." - Olaf
1: "What person would disguise himself four times in a row?"

S2E03: The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1

S2E04: The Ersatz Elevator: Part 2
1: I predicted ..she.. was up to no good (after she gave them soda, prior to her pushing them down the elevator)

S2E05: The Vile Village: Part 1

S2E06: The Vile Village: Part 2

S2E07: The Hostile Hospital: Part 1
1: "You scared us, mister." Olaf replies, "Thank you."
1: What's the name of the actress playing Babs? [Kerri Kenney, known for her role as Trudy Wiegel in Reno 911!][I also had trouble recognizing her when she had a guest role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 8, Episode 5)]
1: References The Shining.

S2E08: The Hostile Hospital: Part 2
1: Why does Klaus feel pressured to chop Violets head off? If anything, he was given a weapon.
1: Breaking the fourth wall, Lemony Snicket mentions an invisible author: "Sometimes life feels like some dismal story presented as entertainment by some cruel and invisible author."

S2E09: Carnivorous Carnival: Part 1
1: Huh. Anybody could have used that note to intervene. Why pass a note anyways? The bartender seemed to already know what it said.
1: Lemony Snicket makes an analogy between miracles and meatballs:
Miracles are like meatballs. Nobody can agree what they're made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.

S2E10: Carnivorous Carnival: Part 2
1: That one doesn't count
1: Olaf should say "or her."
1: Esme corrects him on that.
1: "Is this legal?"
1: Why didn't he put the other "freaks" in the back? [It becomes clear later.]

S3E01: Slippery Slope: Part 1
1: TRYMF [I have no idea what these five letters mean.]
1: "Chabo?" Exchange looks. Gives her the towel. "Yaaaay." He walks away. I was talking to you. (Talking to the Hook guy. That was nice of him.)
1: Quagmire.

S3E02: Slippery Slope: Part 2
1: Sunny is the best...
1: Why did they drag Esme up? They could have just left her down there and hold her hostage that way...

S3E03: Grim Grotto: Part 1
1: Sugar bowl.
1: "Get a room"
1: My auntie Julie (Julia Child).
1: "Ha ha he ho."

S3E04: Grim Grotto: Part 2
1: I mentioned they're probably siblings because how he mentioned he knew about the mushroom.
1: Ada said Hooky previously told sunny about something with his grandfather.
1: Later I realized that it fits together with her stepfather going to save her brother (?) from a manatee.
1: Ada says maybe their grandfather is in the great unknown, like Pinocchio. I mentioned that would tie in to Herman Melville and Moby Dick which were being heavily referenced.

S3E05: Penultimate Peril: Part 1
1a: Welcome to the world baby.
1a: Yes, a baby concierge is a good disguise... /s.
1b: Wow that's quite a reveal (triplet)
1b: Olaf's dad (and interesting set of five people).
1b: That's quite an unfortunate ending (death)
1a=20190311, 1b=20190315

S3E06: Penultimate Peril: Part 2
1: Hmm... so Esme tells [?] Olaf's dad was killed by poison dart.
1: Lemony later explains the aftermath which includes revealing that Beatrice is the Baudelaire mother.

S3E07: The End
1: Haha. Three seasons.
1: Lol. The missing principal.
1: Ada asks, "Who is this girl?". Indeed why did this girl have the last name Baudelaire?
1: Huh there are apples. Earlier Ada saw the apples when they first approached the tree.
1: Wow... so that's the end...

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