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A Series of Unfortunate Events 

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After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Neil Patrick Harris ...  Count Olaf 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Patrick Warburton ...  Lemony Snicket 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Malina Weissman ...  Violet Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Louis Hynes ...  Klaus Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
K. Todd Freeman ...  Arthur Poe 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Presley Smith ...  Sunny Baudelaire 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Usman Ally ...  Hook-Handed Man 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Jacqueline Robbins ...  White Faced Woman #1 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Matty Cardarople ...  Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Joyce Robbins ...  White Faced Woman #2 19 episodes, 2017-2019
John DeSantis ...  Bald Man 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Lucy Punch ...  Esmé Squalor 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Dylan Kingwell ...  Quigley Quagmire / ... 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Tara Strong ...  Sunny 11 episodes, 2017-2018
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After the Baudelaire parents die in a terrible fire, the Baudelaire orphans search for their families secrets and get them and their fortune away from the terrible grasp of the sinister Count Olaf as he moves with them between different guardians in disguise. Written by Nate Hoey

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Secrets will be revealed, one unfortunate event at a time.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The names underlined in the newspaper during the opening theme sequence are all anagrams for "Count Olaf." See more »

Goofs

In the theme song it is mentioned that the show is based on the series by Lemony Snicket. The book series was actually written by Daniel Handler. However, Lemony Snicket is his pen name, therefore the series is, actually, created by Lemony Snicket. See more »

Quotes

Count Olaf: In all honesty I prefer long-form television to the movies. It's so much more convenient
[looks at camera]
Count Olaf: to consume entertainment from the comfort of your own home.
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The opening credits are composed of a collage of records (articles, photos and videos) that chronicle the adventures of the Baudelaire children. See more »

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I'm glad I ignored Lemony Snicket's warnings
12 January 2017 | by larsmellickSee all my reviews

In this 'golden age of television', the higher quality shows are usually the darker, more thought provoking series (such as Breaking Bad, Mr Robot and Westworld). However, in the case of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, this deep, dark tone is tweaked to create a more light-hearted show that does not come at the expense of the quality. The series lies in between 'adult' and 'kids' TV genres, creating a strange, funny show for the whole family. Don't let the forgettable 2004 movie scare you off, because the series gets right what the movie got wrong. From what I have seen of the series so far, there is a colorful, but dark sense of humour, some great acting, and well crafted dialogue that make the series worthy of a watch. The longer TV episode format allows for a more complete story, with one book spanning two episodes (instead of the movie cramming in three books). It is a lot more nuanced than the movie for this reason, with extra scenes and dialogue filling in the backstory and adding depth to the characters. Yes the show is absurd; yes sometimes there are things that might make you question why you are watching it. It is definitely for a certain audience, but at the end of the day this series of unfortunate events is not so unfortunate after all.


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