The BEST Episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2019
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.
#1 - The End
Season 3 - Episode 7
The final chapter takes the orphans to a deserted island: a place of lost lives, old stories and new beginnings. It all ends here.
#2 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 10
Still posing as conjoined carnival freaks, the Baudelaires brace themselves for a beastly fate. Will good fortune intervene ... for once?
#3 - The Penultimate Peril: Part Two
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?
#4 - The Penultimate Peril: Part One
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.
#5 - The Carnivorous Carnival: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 9
Come one, come all to the creepiest circus the world has ever seen, a place where puzzling mysteries -- and a familiar face -- await.
#6 - The Miserable Mill: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 8
Klaus just isn't himself after seeing Dr. Orwell, an optometrist with oddly optimistic patients. Meanwhile, Violet works to clear her parents' names.
#7 - The Hostile Hospital: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 7
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.
#8 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part One
Season 2 - Episode 3
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.
#9 - The Hostile Hospital: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 8
A bearded Klaus and Sunny comb the hospital's crumbling halls for Violet, who's being held prisoner under Count Olaf's questionable "care."
#10 - The Reptile Room: Part Two
Season 1 - Episode 4
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.
#11 - The Miserable Mill: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 7
The children arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill and unearth some unsettling accusations about their parents. Count Olaf courts an old flame.
#12 - The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Baudelaires find their friends -- and then lose them -- at the bottom of an elevator shaft. Count Olaf conducts an auction in disguise.
#13 - The Reptile Room: Part One
Season 1 - Episode 3
After the Baudelaires move in with Dr. Montgomery, a renowned expert in reptile behaviour, their new guardian hires a frighteningly familiar assistant.
#14 - The Slippery Slope: Part Two
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#15 - The Austere Academy: Part One
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.
#16 - The Vile Village: Part Two
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.
#17 - The Bad Beginning: Part Two
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.
#18 - The Grim Grotto: Part Two
Season 3 - Episode 4
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.
#19 - The Wide Window: Part Two
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.
#20 - The Austere Academy: Part Two
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.
#21 - The Wide Window: Part One
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.
#22 - The Vile Village: Part One
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.
#23 - The Slippery Slope: Part One
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#24 - The Grim Grotto: Part One
Season 3 - Episode 3
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.
#25 - The Bad Beginning: Part One
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.