If the definition of a sadist is someone who enjoys seeing the pain of others, then A Series of Unfortunate Events has already begun creating a whole new generation of little sociopaths.
In Netflix’s new adaptation of the Lemony Snicket book series, three children (Violet, Klaus, and Sunny) discover that their parents have perished in a terrible fire. In the aftermath of this tragedy, the orphans are ushered to a new guardian, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). However, the Count’s only interest in the children is their enormous fortune. Until it can be seized, he forces them to do remedial and disgusting labor around his decaying household.