All in ASOUE

From Page to Screen, from Child to Adult

Where had Netflix gone wrong? What about this remake of a series I had loved as a kid made it, frankly, at times uncomfortable to watch? It took me until about halfway through the show’s second season, which was released worldwide on March 28, 2018, to realize that the problem possibly wasn’t with the adaptation, but with me.

See, I am no longer the child I was when I read these books, I am an adult; and thus, it is no longer the children I identify with, but the adults.

And the adults on this show are nothing to be proud of.

What Generation Z Can Learn from the Baudelaire Orphans

Chaos, deceit, neglect, wild appearances, absurd circumstances, and the feeling that there’s no one in charge. Am I describing A Series of Unfortunate Events or America’s political climate? The second season of the show premiered on Netflix at the end of March, and I couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities. A major theme in the series has always been the ways that adults fail children, and that they often have to rely on their own ingenuity to problem solve, survive, and find purpose. The original series was written in the early 2000s, but here, nearly a year and a half into the Trump administration, the message seems more timely and apt than ever before.