The three children of the Baudelaire family are in trouble – their parents were killed in a terrible fire.  Count Olaf, a scoundrel, an actor, and generally a terribly unpleasant person, became their new guardian.

Violet, Klaus and Sunny are forced to serve Olaf and the members of his theater group. The children soon realize that the Count is simply seeking the Baudelaire legacy. Although they managed to find a way to escape the creepy Count, he continues to stalk the children. During their adventures, the Baudelaires will meet a variety of people, including both good and bad persons. However, doom and misfortune continue to follow on the heels of the main characters.

Interesting Facts

  • All episodes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” TV show were released on January 13, 2017 on Netflix streaming platform. Originally planned as a three-season show, it was canceled on January 1, 2019.
  • The TV series was based on a series of novels by Daniel Handler, which includes 13 volumes in total. Every two new episodes of the TV show – with the exception of the last one – are based on the plot of each the novels. So, Season 1 is the adaptation of the first four novels, Season 2 is the adaptation of the next five books, and Season 3 is the adaptation of the last four books of the cycle. Both the TV series and its literary source are complete. Having played the role of the fishmonger in three episodes of the first season, novelist Handler himself appeared on the TV show.
  • “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, a film based on Handler’s first three books with Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, premiered in 2004. The movie also stars Jude Law, Emily Browning, Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. Curiously, well-liked by the public, this film did not receive a sequel.


A Series of Unfortunate Events is an American-made fairy tale tragicomedy television show based on a series of novels by Daniel Handler. The first season of the TV series premiered on January 13, 2017 on Netflix.

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Tags: drama, black comedy, tragicomedy, film adaptation, adventure, Neil Patrick Harris

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