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Lemony Snicket: A Series of Enchanting Sets

Updated: May 6, 2018

I've been anticipating the second season of Netflix's "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" since I binged season one a year ago. I feel like every episode I was completely in awe of the imagery the sets conveyed and how they enhanced the story telling. The muted colors and literal set elements give even more life to this fun and entertaining kids tale... although, it's for adults too, the subtile adult comedy is also genius to me.

Production Designer Bo Welsh, who's other credits include films you never heard of like Beetlejuice, Edward Sicssorhand, Men in Black, Thor....( I guess he only does indy films :) has created palettes for these characters that makes the design almost subtile yet vivid enough for the viewers to pay attention to and collect clues in the process. Set Decorators Sandy Walker, first season, and Kate Marshall, second season, enhance the sets with dressing that builds the crazy characters in the series. I'm in love with all of their dressing and the character details in each set.

There are so many great sets in this series. Two that sick out to me are The reptile room from season one episode 2 and 3.. and in season two The Salmonella Cafe. The reptile room and the home of the character has whimsical yet a dark feel. I especially love the snake pattern wallpaper. This is the type of show I watch and wish I could be apart of.

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