A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Jan 13, 2017
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Lemony Snicket tells the story of the three Baudelaire orphans, who face countless obstacles and an evil uncle Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) in their search for the truth behind their parents' deaths. Adapted from the best-selling book series.

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Neil Patrick Harris
as Count Olaf
Patrick Warburton
as Lemony Snicket
Joan Cusack
as Justice Strauss
Malina Weissman
as Violet Baudelaire
Louis Hynes
as Klaus Baudelaire
Aasif Mandvi
as Uncle Monty
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Critic Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (25)

A little too Lemony, but genial, well-produced and presumably faithful to the Lemony Snicket vision.

Jan 11, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It's never as clever as it wants to be, and the dark, dry sense of humor never shines because it relies on Handler's dialogue instead of sharp line-reading or editing to make its point.

Jan 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Just as the blunt-in-message and beautiful-to-behold production design works in the series' favor by leaning into its allusions, A Series of Unfortunate Events proves as inspirational and endearing as it claims to be forlorn and heartbreaking.

Jan 5, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Although the Baudelaire children are not villains, in its own way, this show has some similarities to that film, handling the mix between pure genre and down-to-earth coming of age story with incredible adeptness.

Jan 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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Lemony Snicket is dark and funny, campy and whimsical, based on the book series about the three Baudelaire orphans, trying to elude greedy and/or oblivious relatives until they can inherit their fortune.

Jan 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is a world without magic, where all adults are either patronising bureaucrats or deranged arsonists. The few kind-hearted exceptions invariably end up dead. In other words, it's an utter delight.

Jan 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Netflix's miniseries treatment... is likely happy news for Lemony Snicket fans unsatisfied by the limitations of the 108-minute 2004 movie version starring Jim Carrey.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It is just dark enough and funny enough to be both suspenseful and wildly entertaining.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's incredibly fun, doesn't take itself too seriously and boasts very comical dialogue.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This message for children is one of the best features of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and what makes it a fortunately timely addition to our culture.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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