My daughter and I stumbled across The Mysterious Benedict Society while surfing Disney+'s many movies, so we thought, "What the heck. Why not give it a try?" The original book series is written by award-winning author Trenton Lee Stewart.
To say we are hooked is an understatement. We binge watched the first season after we stumbled across the second season preview. It looked so interesting we had to give it a try. I loved the fantasy element of it and couldn't wait to see what kind of adventure we'd be taken on.
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Season One introduced us to four very resourceful orphans as they answer a mysterious ad in the newspaper in which the best students would get a scholarship to a prestigious school. We get to meet Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance. Each has their own distinct personalities and with each episode you can really see how they continue to bring the best out in each other. The children learn about their mission through their benefactor, Mr. Benedict and his helpers - Number Two, Rhonda and Milligan - each of these having their own skill sets.
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I don't want to get into any spoilers but wanted to let my readers know that this serious is enjoyable to all ages. There's comedy, action, and mystery - what's not to love? I love the costumes and the environment in every scene they take us to.
Every episode had us wishing it wasn't over and wanting more! Every single character that walks across the screen is carefully placed and integral to some part of the story.
One fun thing to be on the lookout for that had Morgan and I giggling in glee involves Number Two. When you see her swinging the axe to chop down tree branches, you'll know why.
I highly recommend this series and can't wait to see more!
Happy reading and write on!