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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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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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Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events  »

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Did You Know?


Sunny Baudelaire's "lines" are supplied by voice actress Tara Strong. See more »


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. See more »


[the Bad Beginning]
Count Olaf: Three children lose their home and go to live with someone awful / He tries to steal their fortune with a plot that's not quite lawful / It's hard to fathom how the orphans managed to live through it / But how a decent person, like yourself, would even want to view it...
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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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Surprising, Stunning and Seriously Enjoyable!
19 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Oh my god, I'm so happy they decided to make a series out of those books!

When I was a kid I loved the books, they where very easy to read, funny, dark and different then anything else out there. When they made a movie about it I was excited of course, but it didn't turn out very well in my opinion. I didn't like Jim Carey and it just didn't do any justice to the books. When I heard they announced a complete series, I got excited again (yes, I always try to stay positive). Because for me it meant; more time for the story, different actors and another change to be as funny, dark and unique as the book.

Jackpot! They nailed it this time! The humor only was a hundred times more weird and quirky. That was the thing I hoped for most. I think the actors do a great job and they really understand the characters and what they're going through. They finally take the time to tell the story and make everything look as beautiful as I imagined it as a kid. Because the story is very unreal you shouldn't expect anything serious, but you can't do anything else then sympathize with those poor kids. I love how they start out pretty clueless and end up taking control of the shitty situation they're in and try to find the answers themselves.

I'm not going to spoil any of the story, you just have to see it for yourself. I would really recommend it if you're not up to something serious, but if your really want a different experience in storytelling.

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