Television A Series of Unfortunate Events

[20170226]
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.



20170216:
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 movie 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 movie a thumbs up.

20180427:
Today Ada and I started the second season. We watched the first and second episode.

[20180523]

20180606:
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 Boudelieir children.
Of course, the cliffhanger, how the children will survive their current situation?

S1E01: The Bad Beginning: Part One
1=20170118

S1E02: The Bad Beginning: Part Two
1b: resume this episode at 30 min mark where I last stoped 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
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S1E04: The Reptile Room: Part Two
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1: "Meanwhile back at the ranch..."
1: "Maybe they're upset about the murder."
1: Cool narrative decision on the rewind.
1=20170207


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 looing at. Incomplete History of Secret Organizations
1: Lol Captain sham's stor
1=20170209

S1E06: The Wide Window: Part Two
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S1E07: The Miserable Mill: Part One
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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.
1=20170216

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."
1=20180427

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?"
1=20180427

S2E03: The Ersatz Elevator: Part 1
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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)
1=20180430

S2E05: The Vile Village: Part 1
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S2E06: The Vile Village: Part 2
1=20180501

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.
1=20180605

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, Lemonoy Snicket mentions an invisible author: "Sometimes life feels like some dismal story presented as entertainment by some cruel and invisible author."
1=20180605

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.
1=20180605

S2E10: Carnivorous Carnival: Part 2
1: That one doesn't count
1: Olaf should say "or her."
1: Eshe corrects him on that.
1: "Is this legal?"
1: Why didn't he put the other "freaks" in the back? [It becomes clear later.]
1=20180606

Watched (Netflix, Instant)
A Series of Unfortunate Events

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

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