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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 1 win & 27 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

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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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2.00 : 1
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In the series, Violet is two years older than her brother Klaus. In real life it's actually the other way around - Louis Hynes (Klaus) is two years older than Malina Weissman (Violet). 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 »

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[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 sequence and lyrics of the theme song change according to the content of the episodes. See more »

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Dreadfully Entertaining
13 January 2017 | by JaymullerSee all my reviews

The dreadfully entertaining story of the fate of Violet and Klaus Baudelaire after suffering the tragic loss of their parents and home to a mysterious fire. The riveting repartee (salted with subtle ironies, peppered with alliteration, and seasoned with astute observations) felicitous music score, and brilliant scenery is outdone only by the carefully crafted storytelling and performances that really cook! Patrick Warburton, as Lemony Snicket, is dolefully monotonic yet drearily expressive. Neil Patrick Harris, as Count Olaf, gives a talented portrayal of a talentless actor of dubious motivation. Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, as Violet and Klaus, deserve honorable mention. All in all, a thoroughly well done show. However, if you are chagrined by dire circumstances, dismayed by unfair situations, or saddened by unhappy endings, perhaps you should take to heart Lemony Snicket's introductory caveat. Caveat means warning.


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