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    Default Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Anyone read the books? Seen the film? Looking forward to the Netflix series in January?

    http://www.avclub.com/article/netfli...old-fri-243641
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    All of the above! The movie was a shambles, so I'm excited to see it play out in a miniseries.

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    I loved the books, I used to be really obsessed as a kid when they were getting released. Looking forward to the series !

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    I'm super excited for this and will probably read the books again before it comes out. That trailer is great, I love Neil Patrick Harris!


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    Gave up on the 4th one as a kid, just got too depressing.



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    A series like this lends itself to serialisation as opposed to one film. I might consider it, definitely!


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    This remains one of my favorite series, and one of my favorite childhood memories. I LOVED these books as a kid. I loved that they were bleak. I love that they still taught good messages in a way--the world sucks, people probably won't give a trout about you, your family/your friends are everything. Also I love that the Violet is the inventor, and Klaus is the reader. That's really refreshing.

    What happened with the movie was criminal. First off, Jim Carrey is a terrible actor and ruins everything he's in, so there's that. Second, it was just baaad. And it came out during the height of the books' popularity, so it's not like it had to fight for views or something.

    Anyways, I am really looking forward to this. Not super into who they chose to play Lemony Snicket. He seems too...snarky, and not nearly depressed enough. He's literally writing the story of the children of them dead woman he loved. He is not a happy man.
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    Whoa, let's not start slating Patrick Warburton and Jim Carrey now! Well, OK, Carrey in Lemony Snicket maybe but he was a decent actor before he went nuts.
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    Jim Carey is amazing! The Truman Show!!!!!!

    The original Lemony Snicket movie wasn't great though; I don't think it was all his fault, there were a lot of issues with it.


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    I'm not sure I fancy this. It's probably gonna follow that series formula where they have lots of episodes one after the other before inevitably leaving the last episode on a cliffhanger in the desperate hope they get commissioned for a second series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I'm not sure I fancy this. It's probably gonna follow that series formula where they have lots of episodes one after the other before inevitably leaving the last episode on a cliffhanger in the desperate hope they get commissioned for a second series.
    Curse those pesky formulas!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I'm not sure I fancy this. It's probably gonna follow that series formula where they have lots of episodes one after the other before inevitably leaving the last episode on a cliffhanger in the desperate hope they get commissioned for a second series.
    At the moment if you're on Netflix chances are you'll get a second season. Mind you, they're going all out next year so maybe there'll some casualties as they wait to see what sticks.
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    I hate Jim Carrey. Always have, always will. He's never been in anything of substance.

    As for Patrick Warburton, he's a fine actor, but not right for the role.
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    Madness. He's in two of the best films of the last 25 years (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - OK, maybe not thoswe two).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
    I hate Jim Carrey. Always have, always will. He's never been in anything of substance.

    As for Patrick Warburton, he's a fine actor, but not right for the role.
    Who would you cast in the role, Jinx?


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