The INSIDER Summary:
• The opening credits to most TV series are skippable.
• “A Series of Unfortunate Events” has different lyrics for every two episodes.
• They reference the plots of the books they’re adapting.
One of the handiest Netflix features is that the service skips the opening credits of each episode. But when it comes to its newest show, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” you may not want to use it.
The opening credits of every other episode in the first season, have a slightly different variation of the theme song, “Look Away.”
The season’s eight episodes in the season are adapted from the first four novels of Lemony Snicket’s children’s book series of the same name. The books are “The Bad Beginning,” “The Reptile Room,” “The Wide Window,” and “The Miserable Mill.”
In the show — about the orphaned Baudelaire children trying to escape the clutches of the evil Count Olaf, who wants to steal their fortune — each book is adapted in two episodes each. For each set of two episodes, the lyrics in “Look Away” refer to the story in the book, with different footage from each story in every variation.
If you don’t want to watch the credits but want to know the lyrics anyway, we’ve got your back. Here are the unique verses for each episode. Warning: They’re filled with spoilers.
“The Bad Beginning” (episodes one and two)
“The children lose their home and go to live with someone awful
He tries to steal their fortune with a plot that’s not quite lawful
It’s hard to fathom how the orphans manage to live through it
But how a decent person like yourself would even want to view it.”
You can also watch this one on YouTube:
“The Reptile Room” (episodes three and four)
“The Baudelaires are living with a man who studies snakes
He’s jolly and he’s secretive and makes a few mistakes
A villain comes to steal and murder
And so if I were you, I wouldn’t even watch one minute further.”
“The Wide Window” (episodes five and six)
“The Baudelaires’ new guardian is wracked with fear and panic
They end upon a boat that might as well be the Titanic
We polled a bunch of adults
There must be something happier on screen for you to see.”
“The Miserable Mill” (episodes seven and eight)
“The lumber mill is where the Baudelaires are forced to work
The eye doctor is sinister, the owner is a jerk
They end up in a fiendish plot with logs and hypnotism
The very thought of watching should be met with scepticism.”
So if you want to enjoy the fun lyrics, make sure not to skip the opening credits for every other episode.
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