The Best Episodes Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Penultimate Peril: Part Two

#1 - Penultimate Peril: Part Two

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 - Episode 6

Big secrets are revealed when Count Olaf goes on trial in the hotel lobby. The Baudelaires are the first to take the stand, but will justice be served?

star 8.09
477 votes
Penultimate Peril: Part One

#2 - Penultimate Peril: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 - Episode 5

Various parties converge at the Hotel Denouement, where the mysterious "J.S." has called the V.F.D. together -- and things aren't always what they seem.

star 8.06
483 votes
The Austere Academy: Part One

#3 - The Austere Academy: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 - Episode 1

The Baudelaires begin life at boarding school and meet a pair of mysterious siblings whose tragic lives sound eerily similar to their own.

star 7.96
894 votes
The Vile Village: Part Two

#4 - The Vile Village: Part Two

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 - Episode 6

The orphans find themselves under suspicion in the wake of a devastating murder. But time behind bars leads to an important realization.

star 7.96
699 votes
The Austere Academy: Part Two

#5 - The Austere Academy: Part Two

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 - Episode 2

While the Quagmires keep up the search, the Baudelaires struggle to balance their studies with a punishing workout schedule, courtesy of Count Olaf.

star 7.92
793 votes
Pie-lette

#6 - Pie-lette

Pushing Daisies Season 1 - Episode 1

Ned works in a pie store and seems to lead a perfectly normal life. This, however, is far from the truth. Ned can, through the touch of his hand, wake people from the dead. He decides to use this ability of his to solve crimes, but this appears to be much more difficult than it sounds, when he gives life to his childhood crush, and decides to let keep living.

star 7.88
1370 votes
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The Vile Village: Part One

#7 - The Vile Village: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 - Episode 5

Mr. Poe brings the Baudelaires to V.F.D., a bird-loving village with an Old West vibe. Jacques and Olivia continue their search for the Quagmires.

star 7.83
741 votes
The Wide Window: Part Two

#8 - The Wide Window: Part Two

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 - Episode 6

Klaus and Violet look for clues in a suspicious note that passes custody to Captain Sham, a seafaring scam artist with clear ties to Count Olaf.

star 7.76
1720 votes
The Bad Beginning: Part Two

#9 - The Bad Beginning: Part Two

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 - Episode 2

While Mr Poe's secretary works overtime, Count Olaf casts Violet and Klaus in 'The Marvelous Marriage', a work of theater with alarming consequences.

star 7.74
2540 votes
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The Wide Window: Part One

#10 - The Wide Window: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 - Episode 5

The orphans arrive at the aptly named Lake Lachrymose to meet their widowed Aunt Josephine, a strict grammarian who's haunted by the past.

star 7.73
1818 votes
The Bad Beginning: Part One

#11 - The Bad Beginning: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 1 - Episode 1

The dreadful history of the Baudelaire children begins with a deadpan narrator, a terrible fire and the ominous arrival of a distant relative.

star 7.54
3583 votes
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Pilot

#12 - Pilot

The Tick (2001) Season 1 - Episode 1

Arthur, a regular accountant, decided to quit his boring but meant to be job and become what he believes is his true calling: a superhero. Arthur is not taken seriously by anyone, and questions his choices. But he meets The Tick (a muscular blue man that just arrived in town) when he accidentally walks in a Soviet conspiracy to release the lethal weapon known as The Red Scare. Arthur is tired of all the superhero shenanigans and decides to quit, but The Tick won't let him: they have to stop The Red Scare from killing former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. In one of the most dangerous situations of his life, Arthur sees himself with only one way of saving Jimmy: flying out of the falling elevator, where The Tick and The Red Scare are confronting each other. Arthur succeeds, and they celebrate the newly formed partnership with other two superheroes: Batmanuel and Captain Liberty.

star 7.35
265 votes
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Dummy

#13 - Dummy

Pushing Daisies Season 1 - Episode 2

Ned, Emerson and Chuck visit the morgue to inspect the body of a victim of a car accident, a 45 year old man who specialized in automobile safety. The police is offering a reward to anyone who can find the killer and Emerson wants answers to be able to get the reward.

star 7.31
979 votes
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