A Series of Unfortunate Events

TV Show • 2017 • Action  Report
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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A small bird is grabbed out of the air by a large raven (S1E1). A crow is injured/killed by a harpoon (S2E6). A dead dove is shown (S2E10).
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There are starving lions, but they are hungry due to roaming through the hinterlands, not abuse.
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ProfessorProcyon
Prufrock's mascot is a "dead horse", but it's a rather unrealistic-looking horse skeleton.
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ProfessorProcyon
In "The Wide Window: Part 1", a taxi driver describes something as "as dead as the cat I ran over this morning". Mostly just played as dark humor. Some lions also possibly die.
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Benjamin Pinto
In addition to the first season herpetology arc, In the first two episodes of the second season, there is a crab-infested shack which, although not snakes/bugs/rats, are in the same ballpark of things-that-scurry-about.
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skandadr
There are no dragons in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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S3E1, in the cave
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The Baudelaires live in the home of a herpetologist who owns countless snakes (S1E3 and S1E4). A large snake is shown approaching the Baudelaires (S3E7).
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ProfessorProcyon
Smoking/drinking is seen on occasion, but no serious drugs.
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GothicMonocle Draws
Count Olaf Drinks a lot of whine" as the children say. He is shown clearly drunk on multiple occassions.
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S2E9 (very brief scene shaving, no nicks/blood)
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oreoicecrem
The hook guy is instructed by count Olaf to torture the three kids with his hooks, he's about to but he ends up not doing. A bunch of kids are kidnapped and forced to work until they are in pain.
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Emily Dimiceli
In the episode “The Miserable Mill”, the optometrist is thrown backward into the fire.
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ProfessorProcyon
Though there is a brief reference to the Donner Party in one episode.
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In S1E3, a character is struck on the head by a falling object, though he does not sustain any visible injury.
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Count Olaf accidentally stabs his finger while messing around with a knife (S3E3, no blood shown).
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A character has an ankle injury with visible bruising, but it is not specified whether this is a broken bone. The process of her getting injured is not shown (S3E7).
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Jason Karl
Adults/Guardians are frequently killed or murdered, with some dead bodies shown on screen.
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SidneKate
The baudelairs are kidnapped by count olaf multiple times throughout the show
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There are no depicted or confirmed deaths of children. However, there are some dangerous situations involving lots of people, and the show doesn't reveal what happens to everyone. (Note: a few important child characters whose fates are left ambiguous in the book series are confirmed to be alive at the end of the TV show.)
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Lynxwithaharpn
Esme cheats on her husband (Jerome) with Count Olaf.
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ProfessorProcyon
A lot of the Baudelaire children's possessions were destroyed in a house fire.
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Characters dine at a restaurant called The Anxious Clown, where there is clown decor and the waiter wears a clown costume (S1E5 and S1E6). There are clowns printed on wallpaper and hanging from a mobile (S2E8). A variety of clowns, some of which are pretty creepy, are shown at a carnival (S2E9 and S2E10). A cartoon drawing of a clown is shown on a bulletin board (S3E6).
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twiceroyaldove
I would disagree about it being always family-friendly and lighthearted. A dangerous killer stalks children to try to kidnap/murder them, and he shows sexual interest in Violet. Sometimes it's comedic and sometimes it's disturbing.
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Jason Karl
Very minor, not terrifying
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A fortune teller invokes "spirits" and some effects (lights flickering, smoke, etc.) hint at their presence. However, it is revealed that this is a trick/illusion.
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S3E7 title sequence
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raisedbywolves23
There are two episodes set in the hospital, but not a mental institution
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Lynxwithaharpn
"The Hostile Hospital" parts 1 and 2 revolve around a hospital, and it's quite possibly one of the scariest parts of the entire series. Attempted surgery and a patient being put under are shown as well.
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A character is hit with a tranquilizer dart (S1E2). A character is killed by injection with venom, and the syringes are shown (S1E4). A character is hit with a poison dart (S3E6).
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Count Olaf is psychologically manipulative. Adults consistently dismiss the Baudelaires or accuse them of lying when they speak up about being abused/targeted, even when there is obvious evidence that supports their claims.
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oreoicecrem
No one actually has an eating disorder. When the children stay in the workhouse, the workers are only given chewing gum as food. When the children go to the boarding school, the canteen food is disgusting and they don't eat on their first day. I found these mildly triggering so I thought I'd put them here.
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Lynxwithaharpn
Some scenes show the main characters ranting or generally being upset about their current situation, but they never actually have any full-blown anxiety attacks.
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Two characters are trapped inside hollow statues, only seen from the outside (S2E4, S2E5, and S2E6). A character is inside a crate that gets thrown from a truck (S2E7). Two characters hide inside a mail chute and then a ventilation system (S2E7 and S2E8). The Baudelaires hide inside a car trunk, which is shown from the inside but there is a big hole that allows them to look up and see the sky (S2E8). Three adults cram themselves inside a car trunk, only seen from the outside (S2E10 and S3E1).
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[SPOILER] A character leaves a "suicide note" and is believed to have thrown herself out of a window into the ocean. However, it is soon revealed she faked her death (S1E6).
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S2E7, during the scene where Babs is walking alone in the hallway (better described as flickering than strobe, but just in case)
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DisplayName
There is a scene where you think there will be childbirth, but that is not shown
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A character dies right after giving birth, though her death is not due to pregnancy/delivery complications.
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ProfessorProcyon
An adult attempts to marry a teenager against her will, though.
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A couple small innuendos, but still entirely appropriate for older children.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Kinda? In S1E2, Count Olaf attempts to marry Violet, despite being a relative (supposedly) and her legal guardian. He makes a series of creepy comments, like saying he'll "put his hands on whatever he wants" while leaning on Violet's shoulder. While his primary goal in marrying her is financial gain, it's nevertheless an upsetting dynamic.
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Not misgendering per se, but one of the members of Count Olaf’s theater troupe is an individual who looks “like neither a man nor a woman.” Each henchperson has a distinguishing scary/weird characteristic, and this individual is deemed strange because of being androgynous.
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There are many possible but unconfirmed deaths in the show due to its open-ended/mysterious nature. This means some LGBT characters were last seen prior to disaster and the story doesn't follow up on them. There is also a passing mention of a woman and her deceased wife, though neither of the two were depicted in the show.
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oreoicecrem
The first people to die are the children's parents who are white, later many people of all different races die.
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oreoicecrem
There is a freak show at the circus, the "Freaks" are people such as a contortionist, an ambidextrous man and a hunchback. They are constantly humiliated and dehumanized, I feel as though this is ableism.
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A very bittersweet ending where, despite lots of tragedy, the protagonists carry on with their lives.
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The Baudelaires are terrorized by Count Olaf while they live with him and after they've left.
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Count Olaf is psychologically and physically abusive toward the Baudelaires. He pursues them, frequently threatens to use weapons against them, and kills their loved ones—sometimes right in front of them. Other adults in the series are abusive and/or neglectful. *Notable depictions: A child is struck across the face (S1E1). A child is kicked (S1E7). Count Olaf attempts to get children burned at the stake (S2E6). Count Olaf poses as a doctor and plans to kill a child under the guise of surgery (S2E8). Count Olaf attempts to throw children to hungry lions (S2E10). A child is at risk of dying due to a deadly fungus and Olaf doesn't attempt to help (S3E3 and S3E4).
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Lynxwithaharpn
In the first episode, Count Olaf briefly chokes while eating, but he manages to survive. Also, some characters are infected with Medusoid Mycellium, a fungus that can be poisonous, and noticeably have trouble breathing (some wheezing/coughing can be heard, along with them mentioning that they're having problems breathing). There are a few deaths from it.
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In S2E5 and S2E6, a noose is shown in a jail cell, though nobody is hanged.
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[SPOILERS] A character supposedly jumps out a window but is soon revealed to have faked her death (S1E6). Characters narrowly escape a house that plummets off a cliff during a hurricane (S1E6). A character falls into a pit of lions (S2E10). Two characters narrowly escape falling off a cliff (S3E1).
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[SPOILERS] A character is shown falling into a pond and bubbles rise to the surface (S1E2). A character supposedly jumps out of a window into the ocean, though it's later revealed the death was faked (S1E6). A character is thrown into a lake and dies, though the cause of death may technically be bodily injury (S1E6). A wave is shown crashing down over a boat, though nobody dies (S3E7).
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oreoicecrem
A harpoon gun is given to a little girl, she shoots a bird out of the sky, Count Olaf gets hold of it and threatens many people with it, one man is shot and killed.
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[SPOILER] A character killed with snake venom is shown with bite marks and gross discoloration on his face (S1E4). A character's leg is crushed by machinery but no blood is shown (S1E8). A character walks into a pole and gets a nosebleed (S2E3). A harpoon gun is fired and a character screams while "blood" pours out, but it is revealed that he's just upset about his supply of cranberry juice spilling (S2E6). A character is shot with a harpoon gun but no blood is shown (S3E5). A character is shot with a harpoon gun and has blood soaking through his shirt (S3E7).
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A plane is shown to be having trouble midair. The pilots anticipate "a bit of a rough landing," but this is not depicted. It is known that both of the pilots survive the trip.
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Two cars in a driveway are about to collide, so one driver swerves off the path and crashes into a large topiary, which smashes the windshield (S1E4). This is shown from the perspective of inside the vehicle that swerves. Nobody is injured.
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