As a childhood favorite of mine, I will never say that this series is boring, but I will say that it definitely has it’s slower points. The series is thirteen books long, all telling the story of the Baudelaire orphans. Their childhood is wrought with the horrors of death, trickery, and complete despair as they travel from home to home, constantly being followed by the horrendous Count Olaf. This series is for younger readers, but can be entertaining to older readers as well. The story develops rather nicely and you will easily become attached to the characters through their journey of misfortune. There are some parts of the book that get rather dry, but it always picks itself back up with some great scheme or tragedy. At the end of the day, this series will definitely be among my top favorites, and I would recommend it to just about anyone.
As far as the movie goes, you probably shouldn’t waste your time. It hits all of the major points but the actors aren’t all that good, it covers the first three books of the series, and quite honestly, hasn’t been mentioned since its arrival. It is a decent movie but still somewhat disappointing.