The BEST Episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 3, 2020

Network: Netflix

The tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three extraordinary siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in their fateful quest to unlock long-held family secrets.

The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two

#1 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

Still posing as conjoined carnival freaks, the Baudelaires brace themselves for a beastly fate. Will good fortune intervene ... for once?

star 8.33
610 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One

#2 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

Come one, come all to the creepiest circus the world has ever seen, a place where puzzling mysteries -- and a familiar face -- await.

star 8.21
635 votes
Writers: Joe Tract
The End

#3 - The End

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

The final chapter takes the orphans to a deserted island: a place of lost lives, old stories and new beginnings. It all ends here.

star 8.20
452 votes
The Hostile Hospital: Part One

#4 - The Hostile Hospital: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

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.

star 8.11
643 votes
Directors: Alan Arkush
Writers: Joshua Conkel
The Hostile Hospital: Part Two

#5 - The Hostile Hospital: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

A bearded Klaus and Sunny comb the hospital's crumbling halls for Violet, who's being held prisoner under Count Olaf's questionable "care."

star 8.10
617 votes
Directors: Alan Arkush
Writers: Joshua Conkel
The Ersatz Elevator: Part One

#6 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

Violet, Klaus and Sunny get new guardians in a fashionable building, where stairs are in -- and the elevator's out. Jacques Snicket trains a recruit.

star 8.09
704 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Penultimate Peril: Part Two

#7 - The Penultimate Peril: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

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
427 votes
The Penultimate Peril: Part One

#8 - The Penultimate Peril: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

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 8.07
435 votes
The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two

#9 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

The Baudelaires find their friends -- and then lose them -- at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Count Olaf conducts an auction in disguise.

star 8.00
688 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Vile Village: Part Two

#10 - The Vile Village: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

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

star 7.98
657 votes
Writers: Sigrid Gilmer
The Miserable Mill: Part Two

#11 - The Miserable Mill: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

Klaus just isn't himself after seeing Dr. Orwell, an optometrist with oddly optimistic patients. Meanwhile, Violet works to clear her parents' names.

star 7.97
1,575 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Tatiana Suarez-Pico
The Austere Academy: Part One

#12 - The Austere Academy: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

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
851 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Austere Academy: Part Two

#13 - The Austere Academy: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

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

star 7.91
751 votes
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Miserable Mill: Part One

#14 - The Miserable Mill: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

The children arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill and unearth some unsettling accusations about their parents. Count Olaf courts an old flame.

star 7.88
1,589 votes
Directors: Bo Welch
Writers: Joe Tracz
The Reptile Room: Part Two

#15 - The Reptile Room: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

Klaus and Violet suspect Count Olaf and his evil cohorts when a lifeless body turns up in the reptile room. Sunny sees the inside of a suitcase.

star 7.87
1,836 votes
Directors: Mark Palansky
Writers: Emily Fox
The Reptile Room: Part One

#16 - The Reptile Room: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

After the Baudelaires move in with Dr. Montgomery, a renowned expert in reptile behaviour, their new guardian hires a frighteningly familiar assistant.

star 7.86
2,060 votes
Directors: Mark Palansky
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Vile Village: Part One

#17 - The Vile Village: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 30, 2018

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 7.85
698 votes
Writers: Sigrid Gilmer
The Wide Window: Part Two

#18 - The Wide Window: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

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 7.77
1,683 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Bad Beginning: Part Two

#19 - The Bad Beginning: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

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 7.75
2,489 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Wide Window: Part One

#20 - The Wide Window: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

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 7.74
1,777 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler
The Grim Grotto: Part Two

#21 - The Grim Grotto: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

With Sunny's fate hanging in the balance, Violet and Klaus race to find a life-saving antidote and learn the location of the Last Safe Place.

star 7.70
390 votes
The Slippery Slope: Part Two

#22 - The Slippery Slope: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

Sunny sends a signal from Count Olaf's camp, where a sinister duo is awakening old insecurities. A clue at V.F.D. HQ points the way to a fateful meeting.

star 7.69
436 votes
The Slippery Slope: Part One

#23 - The Slippery Slope: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

While Count Olaf makes his way to V.F.D. headquarters with Sunny, Klaus and Violet are exactly where we left them: careening toward the edge of a cliff.

star 7.61
472 votes
The Grim Grotto: Part One

#24 - The Grim Grotto: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 1, 2019

A young submarine captain with ties to the V.F.D. reveals she's looking for the sugar bowl. But so is Esmé Squalor, who's on a mission to find it first.

star 7.58
395 votes
The Bad Beginning: Part One

#25 - The Bad Beginning: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

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
3,516 votes
Writers: Daniel Handler