A Series of Unfortunate Events

New this week Trivia: A prior film adaptation of the book series was released in 2004. A sequel was in development for quite some time, and at one point, it was going to be a stop-motion animated follow-up to combat the fact the child actors grew up and looked physically older. It was eventually decided that rather than doing a sequel to the first film, the franchise would be rebooted into a Netflix series, so that each book could get a proper full adaptation over several episodes; as opposed to the film, which combined multiple books into a single narrative.

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New this week Trivia: Not only is the number "13" (a number associated with bad luck) quite important to the series, but it also keeps popping up in the overall franchise seemingly by coincidence. Ex. There were 13 books in the novel series, this television adaptation was released on Friday the 13th, January 2017, and it was released 13 years after the prior film adaptation.

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New this week Trivia: Major spoilers for both the books and series. The true meaning of the acronym "V.F.D." is actually openly stated by narrator Lemony Snicket early in season one, during a brief cutaway which he states that neither the regular fire department nor the volunteer fire department could figure out the source of the Baudelaire fire. Late in the books, it is revealed that "V.F.D." officially stands for "volunteer fire department."

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New this week Trivia: Not a mistake, but a rather interesting coincidence: The series main composer is James Newton Howard, whom was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for his musical work in the film "The Village." Somewhat coincidentally, another nominee that year was Thomas Newman. And the film Newman was nominated for? The prior 2004 film adaptation of "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

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New this week Trivia: Most of the episodes are written by franchise creator Daniel Handler, whom wrote all 13 of the original novels under the pen-name "Lemony Snicket." Handler also appears in a cameo in Season One as a fish-merchant, who quotes the song novelty comedy song "Fish Heads." ("Fish heads! Fish heads! Rolly-polly fish heads!").

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New this week Trivia: The series stars Neil Patrick Harris, with Cobie Smulders appearing in a recurring guest-role. The two had previously co-starred together in the long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." In addition, Smulders and Will Arnet play a couple in this series, and coincidentally respectively voiced DC superheros Wonder Woman and Batman in the "Lego Movie" film series. Additionally, Nathan Fillion has a guest-spot in several season two episodes. Fillion co-starred with Harris in the web-series "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog."

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