While Hogwarts certainly had its wild adventures, I preferred tales a little darker than the ones J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series could offer.
Enter: A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket's (real name: Daniel Handler) novels celebrated the macabre in a way few other kids' stories would dream of. The books, about three orphans shuffled from guardian to guardian while attempting to learn the truth about their parents' demise, were as delightfully dreary as the title of the series would suggest.
The books weren't just bleaker than bleak — they were wonderfully, delightfully weird.
Though A Series of Unfortunate Events was adapted to film, it didn't receive a major franchise a la Harry Potter — and I always hoped a better version than the singular, average-at-best 2004 Jim Carrey film would come along to save the day.
Now that Netflix is attempting to right that wrong, it's worth going back and exploring some of these more bizarre plot lines. Will Netflix make good use of the books' strangest plot points? Here's hoping that the series remains true to the special weirdness that Snicket infused in his work.
Click through to read about the strangest plot points from each of the 13 books in A Series of Unfortunate Events.