I can not begin to explain just how much i love Lemony Snicket’s 13 book saga. I read all the books at lest three times (yes, all 13) and even forced my sibling to get into them. So it probably wont surprise you that i was…underwhelmed…by the 2004 Jim Carry movie. Because of this i’ve been eager to see how Netflix would handle the franchise for a while, as i;ve seen this go wrong before, and a television series comes with it’s own complications.
The thing that has me the most worried is the pacing. i know alot of people say that books should be turned into TV shows instead of movies because then you can ad more of the book, but that also means dealing with all the superfluous crap that drags down the pacing of the book. With books this isn’t so bad as you control the pace more (you can read faster, slower whatever you need), but you can’t do that with a TV show. In fact, it was the poor pacing that killed Sence8 for me. So if the creative team can deal with that one major issue, we should be good.
Probable pace issues aside, i like what i saw in this trailer. I mean, the tone is just spot on, from the look of the leeches, to the color pallet to the great choice of music, missed me by the dresden dolls (by the way, if any of the film makers are reading this, i’d be 100% ok if Amanda Palmer did the soundtrack for the show).
All in all, i have high hopes for this. What about you? Are you looking forward to another adaptation of the books, or should people get away from the TV and read all 13 books? Leave a comment below and let me know.