|Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) in A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)|
Another book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket were written and available the same time that kids started going crazy for Harry Potter, but the books quickly became overshadowed when Warner Brothers began making the Harry Potter movies. Even with the 2004 movie adaptation with Jim Carrey didn't garner enough attention to create the two additional sequels that were planned and today, there are many who are unaware of this gem of storytelling.
|Left: Joan Cusack as Justice Strauss / Right: Count Olaf and the Bauderlaire orphans.|
Snicket, also known as writer Daniel Handler, found a way of telling terribly sad stories with incredible humor and just a little light to keep readers reading even though we always knew that the fates of the main protagonists would only go from one dark situation to another.
|Left: Catherine O'Hara and Neil Patrick Harris / Right: Catherine O'Hara|
|Left: Don Johnson as Sir / Right: Alfre Woodard (Aunt Josephine) and Count Olaf in disguise.|
|Left: Count Olaf / Right: Aasif Maandvi (Uncle Monty) and Count Olaf in disguise.|
|Left: Patrick Warbuton as Lemony Snicket / Center and Right: Count Olaf in disguise.|