A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Critics Consensus

Season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events is as gothic, twisted and absurd as the first, to the delight of moody tweens of all ages.



Critic Ratings: 17

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018
Air date: Mar 30, 2018

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Season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery.

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Critic Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (0)

This gothic treat also offers a wicked line in absurdist humour, and the most gorgeously toybox-like set designs you'll find anywhere outside a Wes Anderson film.

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In times of elongated series or dozens of spin-offs, this willingness to tell a specific story, concrete and deeply developed like this, is a real luxury. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A Series of Unfortunate Events is back and, while the fate of the Baudelaire orphans is looking as bleak as ever, this snappy dark comedy remains on top form.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

While the show carries Sonnenfeld's weird and quirky aesthetic, the show hits some narrative bumps this season.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events doesn't evolve on what came before, but it's an iteration that won't make you wish you were watching something more pleasant, no matter how many times Snicket says so.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The season has the same quality as the previous one: it's entertaining, fun, absurd and full of mystery... [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

I've only watched the first of the 10 episodes, but this season is composed with the same loving attention as the first.

Apr 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Snicket's books have always been dark, and somehow the Netflix series made them even darker. But A Series of Unfortunate Events still strikes that perfect balance between comedy and gloom.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

At its very best, it's as if TS Eliot had, somehow, had a hand in making Airplane. For sheer gleeful delight you won't find a rival on any screen near you this livelong year.

Apr 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It is with our deepest sympathies that we must inform you of a new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events and that it remains as delightfully absurd and quirky as the first season.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2

  • May 18, 2019
    A Series of Unfortunate Events has always suffered from a single problem, in every form it's taken. This problem manifests itself more clearly than ever in the Netflix Series, and the latest season offers more of the same. The quirky dialogue becomes annoying and dull. The slow pacing becomes even slower. The oddly narrow style of gothic and absurdist humor becomes grating and obtuse to the point that I have to play Tetris in the background to make it through an episode. It touches in themes like loss and grief, as a series of such a title should, but never says anything about them beyond a forcefully-delivered joke and an awkward pause, passed off as stylistic comedy. Neil Patrick Harris carries the show as the most entertaining person on the screen, but even he seems muted at times by the iron fist of the QUIRK. The only impressive feat of storytelling the show manages is how consistent each technical aspect of the show is with the next. There's virtually no nuance to anything. The cinematography seems inspired, if by anything, by Wes Anderson's striking simplicity, but without any motivation. The set design is about as interesting as it can within the confines of the dialogue, which practically describes each setting for us. Now hold on, I'm about to talk about the soundtrack. The music is baseline in its emotional power, lacking any nuance or insight. There are new thematic and textural ideas for each wacky situation the kids find themselves in, but I still beat my head over my desk wishing for any level of harmonic interest. Even beyond compositional uninspiration, the mix is completely flat. Look.... it's all "fine" soundtrack music (which by all accounts is NOT fine but we don't need to get into that here), but it's given the spotlight far more than it deserves and the show suffers every time. This all stems from the fact that the show's humorous angle on every situation provide neither authenticity nor insight, but only a baseline satire that parallels a mid-level SNL sketch. The drudging pacing, surface-deep thematics, and artistic flatline come together for a near-perfect adaptation of its source material in the most disappointing way.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    Second season and definately the second best in really every category. It had the potential to be better than season 3 but I think the Carnivorous Carnival just pulled it down a bit. All in all still a 4.8 star season!
  • Feb 18, 2019
    The delightful absurdity and dark humor continues in S2 as the future of the Baudelaire orphans looks as bleak as ever with Count Olaf's clever schemes getting crazier and weirder with every episode.
  • Feb 10, 2019
    Being a fan of the books, I am very surprised that they were able to take the greatness of the original series, and make a fun and incredible television show.
  • Feb 03, 2019
    2nd season lagged a bit... but I do enjoy what the show is aiming to do.
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Neil Patrick Harris and Lucy punch are wonderful in this
  • Jan 08, 2019
    This whole series was amazing! So much better then the movie!
  • Jan 03, 2019
    This second season adds some twists on an already tricky history to make us understand more about VFD. With also marvelous makeup and hairstyling and an amazing costume design, this season promises a more intriguing and passionate history while it reaches its end.
  • Jan 01, 2019
  • Dec 26, 2018
    Best show/thing on screen ever. A series of unfortunate events (the books) is the best book serie EVER, and the show is also the best. They did everything they could to make it as good as possible, and it payed off.

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