A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (2017)

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Season 1
A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Enjoyably dark, A Series of Unfortunate Events matches the source material's narrative as well as its tone, leaving viewers with a wonderfully weird, dry, gothic comedy.

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Critic Ratings: 70

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Air date: Jan 13, 2017

The Baudelaire children wait for an old relative to arrive following a tragic fire.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2017

Mr. Poe's secretary puts in some overtime; Count Olaf casts Violet and Klaus in his theater project titled "The Marvelous Marriage."

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The Baudelaires move in with their new guardian, Dr. Montgomery, who is a renowned expert in reptile behavior; his assistant, however, is alarmingly familiar.

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When a dead body is discovered in the reptile room, Klaus and Violet immediately suspect Count Olaf and his evil cohorts; Sunny sees the inside of a suitcase.

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The children arrive at Lake Lachrymose, where they meet their strict grammarian Aunt Josephine, a woman who's haunted by the past.

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Klaus and Violet look for clues when a suspicious note passes custody to Captain Sham, whose ties to Count Olaf are obvious.

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The children uncover some unsettling accusations about their parents when they arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill; Count Olaf courts an old flame.

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Klaus doesn't seem like himself after a visit to Dr. Orwell, an optometrist with unusually optimistic patients; Violet works to clear her parents' names.

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Cast & Crew

Neil Patrick Harris
Count Olaf

Actor
Patrick Warburton
Lemony Snicket

Actor
Malina Weissman
Violet

Actor
Louis Hynes
Klaus

Actor
Presley Smith
Sunny

Actor
Joan Cusack
Justice Strauss

Actor
Alfre Woodard
Aunt Josephine

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Catherine O'Hara
Dr. Orwell

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K. Todd Freeman
Mr. Poe

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Aasif Mandvi
Uncle Monty

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Barry Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer
Daniel Handler
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Critic Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1

Audience Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1

  • Aug 17, 2021
    This was the weakest of the three seasons, with the fewest creative ways of balancing out the dark tone. Neil PAtrick Harris is the best part of this season.
  • Jul 19, 2021
    Literally the worse series I've watched. How can the characters make such stupid decisions???? Like someone who has a basic common sense wouldn't do those stupid things and find a chance to escape?????? The main characters may be smart but they really lack common sense. Also not to mention the rest of the characters are blind too????? How can they not see what's happening to the children???????? Anyways if you don't want to feel frustrated I DO NOT recommend watching this.
  • Jun 16, 2021
    I liked the cast (except for Barney Stinson who is simply abysmal, sorry excuse for an actor) and the visual style, but story-wise... I should have listened to the warning at the beginning and looked for something happier to watch.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    I have watched over 150 tv show and still I call this show the best ever made. It is an adaptation better than the books (and movie). It is genius in every way, clever, funny, outstanding, sad, exciting, dreppesing, it really got it all. If you haven't watch it yet, I don't know what you are doing xD
  • Apr 02, 2021
    I just finished the first season, it is a masterpiece! YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW!
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Its faithfulness to the book series gives viewers a sense of nostalgia. Neil Patrick Harris was the perfect choice for Count Olaf.
  • Mar 24, 2021
    This premier season is fresh, funny, slightly sadistic and intentionally self-aware. It balances humor with a feeling of dread, features a spectacularly well-suited cast and its plot plays at a satisfying pace. While this series itself may constantly implore you to ‘look away,' I would suggest you do anything but.
  • Feb 27, 2021
    me encanto bien bien
  • Feb 17, 2021
    (This review will be in the writing of Lemony Snicket) Dear Reader if you want a season with a happy ending I inform you to look for something else because this first season of a show that is full of dark and witty writing, a dastardly performance from Neil Patrick Harris and mischievous production design and direction
  • Jan 06, 2021
    It respects the books and brings them to life with a very well chosen cast (especially Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Warburton)

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