A Series of Unfortunate Events

The BEST episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Every episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events!

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.

Last Updated: 6/21/2022Network: Netflix
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Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two
star
8.31
665 votes

#1 - Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Loni Peristere
The End
star
8.21
519 votes

#2 - The End

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/1/2019

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

Directors: Bo Welch
Watch Now:Amazon
Carnivorous Carnival: Part One
star
8.17
685 votes

#3 - Carnivorous Carnival: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Loni Peristere
Penultimate Peril: Part Two
star
8.10
489 votes

#4 - Penultimate Peril: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/1/2019

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?

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Hostile Hospital: Part One
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8.09
696 votes

#5 - The Hostile Hospital: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/30/2018

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.

Directors: Alan Arkush
The Ersatz Elevator: Part One
star
8.08
766 votes

#6 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2018

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.

Directors: Bo Welch
The Hostile Hospital: Part Two
star
8.08
668 votes

#7 - The Hostile Hospital: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Alan Arkush
Penultimate Peril: Part One
star
8.06
494 votes

#8 - Penultimate Peril: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/1/2019

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.

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two
star
7.98
744 votes

#9 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Bo Welch
The Vile Village: Part Two
star
7.96
712 votes

#10 - The Vile Village: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Austere Academy: Part One
star
7.96
913 votes

#11 - The Austere Academy: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Miserable Mill: Part Two
star
7.96
1631 votes

#12 - The Miserable Mill: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Bo Welch
The Austere Academy: Part Two
star
7.91
811 votes

#13 - The Austere Academy: Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/30/2018

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Miserable Mill: Part One
star
7.87
1644 votes

#14 - The Miserable Mill: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Bo Welch
The Reptile Room: Part Two
star
7.86
1901 votes

#15 - The Reptile Room: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/13/2017

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.

Directors: Mark Palansky
The Reptile Room: Part One
star
7.84
2128 votes

#16 - The Reptile Room: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Mark Palansky
The Vile Village: Part One
star
7.83
754 votes

#17 - The Vile Village: Part One

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/30/2018

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.

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
The Wide Window: Part Two
star
7.76
1739 votes

#18 - The Wide Window: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/13/2017

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.

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
Slippery Slope: Part Two
star
7.76
498 votes

#19 - Slippery Slope: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/1/2019

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.

The Bad Beginning: Part Two
star
7.74
2561 votes

#20 - The Bad Beginning: Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
Watch Now:Amazon
The Wide Window: Part One
star
7.73
1837 votes

#21 - The Wide Window: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
Grim Grotto: Part Two
star
7.69
457 votes

#22 - Grim Grotto: Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/1/2019

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.

Directors: Liza Johnson
Slippery Slope: Part One
star
7.65
538 votes

#23 - Slippery Slope: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/1/2019

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.

Grim Grotto: Part One
star
7.58
459 votes

#24 - Grim Grotto: Part One

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/1/2019

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.

Directors: Liza Johnson
The Bad Beginning: Part One
star
7.54
3609 votes

#25 - The Bad Beginning: Part One

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/13/2017

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

Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
Watch Now:Amazon

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