Series of Unfortunate Reviews, The Reptile Room – The Dom

The Dom shares his thoughts on the 3rd and 4th episodes of Netflix’s attempt to make a better adaptation out of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books.

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Reviewer of games, TV shows and movies. The Dom also likes to look at film adaptations of books and talk about what got lost transitioning from page to screen.

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6 Comments on "Series of Unfortunate Reviews, The Reptile Room – The Dom"

iwasapenguin
Guest

Once again I have to say that Daniel Handler is writer and Executive Director, All changes are his own.

happymel
Guest

Oh no. I hate that they are making Count Olaf a bit of a doofus. Ugh. I have nothing else to say since I still don’t have Netflix. Also, coincidentally I’m currently losing my voice as well but I don’t know why.

Tross
Guest
I haven’t seen these two episodes yet, but I don’t mind seeing your vids first since there’s not too much you can spoil and I can easily draw my own conclusions on the episodes regardless. As someone who was once an obsessive fan of the books, I actually recall Olaf always being somewhat of a doofus, though not dramatically so, except in parts of the first book when he was intentionally showing off to his theatre troupe. Well, at least not to the point where his doofus traits outshine his despicable traits as those were always first and foremost at… Read more »
Anubissan
Guest

For me it made sense that they never killed Po. I mean if they kill him the Bank will send someone else to handle the parents Will and Estate and it might be an actual competent, not a complete idiotic person, you know someone who actually knows what “closes living relative” means, and has basic human face recognition skills.

Tross
Guest
I saw these episodes and I agree that the VFD stuff is overplayed. Also, yeah, the scene at the movies didn’t need to be added and we might have had fewer scenes cut if that didn’t happen. Minor stuff like Violet picking the lock of Olaf’s suitcase in the back of his jeep instead of in his room doesn’t bother me that much, and I did enjoy Olaf’s fourth wall joke about watching media at home being better than going to a theatre. I do have to wonder why Uncle Monty’s dining room is in the reptile room though. That… Read more »
Daniel Brizuela
Guest

Saw the entire first season, read the whole series. Love both.

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