A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

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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: 69

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Episodes

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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Air date: Jan 13, 2017

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

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Neil Patrick Harris
Count Olaf

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Patrick Warburton profile thumbnail image
Patrick Warburton
Lemony Snicket

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Malina Weissman profile thumbnail image
Malina Weissman
Violet

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Louis Hynes
Klaus

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Presley Smith
Sunny

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Joan Cusack
Justice Strauss

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Alfre Woodard profile thumbnail image
Alfre Woodard
Aunt Josephine

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Catherine O'Hara profile thumbnail image
Catherine O'Hara
Dr. Orwell

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K. Todd Freeman profile thumbnail image
K. Todd Freeman
Mr. Poe

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Aasif Mandvi profile thumbnail image
Aasif Mandvi
Uncle Monty

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

Audience Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1

  • Jan 12, 2023
    Infuriating to watch. The kids are supposed to be smart yet always relinquish crucial evidence for the dumbest reasons. Extremely predictable and terrible in my opinion. Much preferred the movie.
  • Dec 18, 2022
    This show is absolutely amazing! It's hilarious and the overall plot is interesting! I'd recommend it to any that enjoys dark comedies.
  • Dec 13, 2022
    A wonderful adaptation of a childhood favorite. The actors are amazing, especially Neil Patrick Harris, who especially shines as Count Olaf. The script is well-paced and funny, with just enough changes from the books to make it interesting. Naturally, it is depressing, but that is a given because duh. Can't wait to watch season two, 8/10
  • Jul 17, 2022
    Has potential to be watched over and over again, laughing at the same jokes.
  • Apr 13, 2022
    I would advise viewers to not "look away" as they partake in this hilarious and captivating show. Neil Patrick Harris has me figuratively laughing out loud at his Very Funny Drama.
  • 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!

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