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If you haven’t already watched A Series Of Unfortunate Events on Netflix, our first question: HOW?! But also, don’t worry, we’re not going to spoil the show for you. But we are going to freak out over how amazing A Series Of Unfortunate Events is! It was definitely worth the wait.

If you’re hesitating to watch the show, whether it’s because you grew up on the books and worry it won’t live up to your expectations, or you’ve never heard of it and feel like it’s something silly for kids, we’ll be the first to let you know: You should head over to Netflix like, ASAP, and get to watching. Honestly, this is one of the best things we’ve seen from Netflix so far, and we’ve seen a lot.

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So why should you watch A Series Of Unfortunate Events?

1It’s so, so true to the books in all the best (and scariest) ways.

2Lemony Snicket, otherwise known as Daniel Handler, got to write the script this time around.

Wondered why the movie felt so off and just, I dunno, wrong? According to Vulture, Handler got pushed off of the script and replaced along with the original director. Now, we’re getting more of Handler’s vision, so it feels way truer to the story.

3The show is diverse. Like, heck yes! More of this, please.

4The ridiculously talented Neil Patrick Harris plays Count Olaf. Need we say more?

5The official Twitter is sassy AF, and true to the voice of the show. We dig it.

6If you watched the show growing up, you’ll be so happy with how the Baudelaire children are portrayed. Malina Weissman, who plays Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes, who plays Klaus Baudelaire, and Presley Smith, who plays Sunny Baudelaire are JUST PERFECT.

7The Netflix format feels just right. Each book is split into two one-hour long episodes.

The show covers all the important points from the books and catches much of the more subtle details. The pacing is never too slow, or too confusing, but instead maintains the same mysterious feeling of the books.

Happy watching, friends!