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.