The kids and I took a trip over the holiday. We checked into the hotel and enjoyed the pool. It's SO cold in Chicago, that sitting at the side of a warm steamy hotel pool is a slice of Heaven. After a yummy dinner, we went back to the room, snuggled in the giant bed and fired up Netflix.
I had early access to Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events'. Maggie has read the books and we were all very excited to see Neil Patrick Harris as the creepy Count Olaf. There is nothing better than curling up with the kids, having nothing on our to do list but binge some Netflix. This show did NOT disappoint!
The show starts with Lemony Snicket (played by Patrick Warburton) warning us NOT to watch what we are about to watch. This concerned Benny a bit, but I explained to him we'd just give it a chance and if it scared him, we'd turn it off. Thankfully, it was just the right amount of entertainment and foreboding to keep us all watching.
While the kids loved the show and a couple of characters I can't mention here, they found the adults infuriating. "Why don't they see he's clearly a bad man trying to steal their money?" "Why doesn't anyone listen to the Baudelaire's?" (Between you and I, it's a bit how I felt about a certain Presidential election, but that's another story.)
Look for the FANTASTIC guest performances. They are gems sprinkled through out season 1. I both adored and wanted to shake Joan Cusack's wacky judge character.
Get ready to fire up your Netflix, Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events' drops Jan 13!