Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. Director: Brad Silberling.
My News Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Popular Shows 1. Yellowstone 2. Blindspot 3. Although book 4 had commentary about corruption in the workforce, the latter books contain social commentary on corruption in aspects like education book 5 , fashion and wealth book 6 , herd mentality book 7 , healthcare book 8 and entertainment book 9.
Perhaps most controversial aspect was the suggested incest, referring to Olaf's attempt to marry his supposed distant cousin Violet in The Bad Beginning. Although his main motive is to gain the Baudelaire fortune and not sexual in nature, readers note that are suggestive lines.
There is some low-level profanity used in the series. For example, "damn" and "hell" are said in The Reptile Room. Handler later commented that the word's use was "precipitated by a long discussion of how one should never say this word, since only a villain would do so vile a thing!
This is exactly the lily-liveredness of children's books that I can't stand. Since its release, access to the books have been banned and restricted in similar school districts; these include:. The books have drawn the ire and praise of fundamentalist Christians, some of whom believe the books to be Christian allegories and some of whom believe them to be long-winded insults against Christianity.
Despite this, Handler, who is a secular humanist, and does not consider himself a religious person, claimed the books are not supposed to be Christian allegories or attacks on Christianity. The Baudelaire family have been confirmed to be of Jewish descent, although Violet, Klaus and Sunny do not mention deities or "God", implying religious ambivalence.
For example, when the Baudelaires encounter tough situations, they resort to brainstorming and using their wits, instead of prayer and begging a higher power for help. The End mentions the Baudelaires do not believe in magic:. The narrator mentions at one point that the characters often felt as if there was something powerful over them, which made no move to help them and was perhaps even laughing at their misfortune.
But whether that person was God or the author is up for grabs. A Series of Unfortunate Events consists of thirteen novels and and one epilogue chapter at the end of the series that is considered by Daniel Handler as a separate book. North American cover of The Bad Beginning. Poe brings the Baudelaires to V. Jacques and Olivia continue their search for the Quagmires. The orphans find themselves under suspicion in the wake of a devastating murder. But time behind bars leads to an important realization.
Life on the lam leads the Baudelaires to a horrifying hospital with an enormous library that could hold the answers to all of their questions. A bearded Klaus and Sunny comb the hospital's crumbling halls for Violet, who's being held prisoner under Count Olaf's questionable "care. Come one, come all to the creepiest circus the world has ever seen, a place where puzzling mysteries -- and a familiar face -- await. Still posing as conjoined carnival freaks, the Baudelaires brace themselves for a beastly fate.
Will good fortune intervene In the series' third and final act, the Baudelaires will stop at nothing to solve the mysteries of the V. Only delete URLs for non-matching videos or videos where subtitles fail to display correctly. Playing next Trailer Teaser. L Movie. Stephano escapes. Poe leaves them with their Aunt Josephine, a grammar obsessed widow with panphobia. Olaf appears disguised as Captain Sham to interfere with their plans again.
One day, Josephine is not at the house, leaving an apparent suicide note entrusting them to Captain Sham. Klaus deduces that Olaf forced her to forge the note, but she left a hidden message revealing her location. They sail to the cave where she is hiding and rescue her but attract leeches. Olaf appears and takes the children, throwing Josephine off the boat to the leeches.
Poe finds Olaf with the children, and Olaf pretends to have rescued them. Poe is fooled and gives the children back to Olaf. Olaf plans a play titled "The Marvelous Marriage", that stars Violet and Olaf as a bride and groom, respectively.
Klaus's suspicions reveal that Olaf is planning to take advantage of the play to really marry Violet in an attempt to get the fortune by using legally recognized vows and a bona fide justice of the peace.
He has Sunny locked up in a bird cage, threatening to drop her to her death should Violet refuse to take part in the play. Klaus manages to escape and finds a hidden tower in Olaf's house, where he discovers a large window with a set of lenses which, if positioned correctly, can focus the rays of the sun.
He realizes that this was the method used to set fire to the Baudelaire mansion and that it was Olaf who was the real mastermind behind the crime.
Using the window, Klaus manages to burn the marriage certificate, leading to Olaf's arrest. However, Snicket reveals that Olaf vanished after a jury of his peers overturned his sentence. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are taken to visit the charred remains of their old home one last time.
A lost letter from their parents finally arrives, and inside is a spyglass announcing their family's secret society. Snicket finishes writing his documentation and hides the papers in the clock tower for his publisher to find. He concludes that despite the sibling's recent unfortunate events, they were still fortunate to have each other. The Baudelaires are driven by Mr. Poe to their next location. The first season of the show spans the first four books of the series with each episode roughly 45 minutes long, a pacing that allows the characters and storylines room to breathe.