a series of unfortunate events

In The Bustle Booth With Patrick Warburton

When celebrities come into Bustle HQ in New York, whether it's for a photoshoot, videoshoot, or a Facebook Live, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to…
By Hannah Shapiro

'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trivia

I am very sorry to inform you that in order to beat this quiz you must know every miserable detail of the dreadful lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire.
By Cristina Arreola

Esme Squalor May Appear In 'ASOUE' Season 2

At first glance, some people may dismiss Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events as a series that's best-suited to young children — after all, it's based on series of middle grade books. But, adults who skip the show are seriously missing out, becau…
By Caitlin Flynn

The 'ASOUE' Baudelaire Arsonist Is Still At Large

Much like the brilliant book series it's based on, Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events certainly lives up to its name — it's a seriously hard-knock life for orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, who are passed from one sinister, bumbling …
By Caitlin Flynn

Charles & Sir Made 'ASOUE' Even More Inclusive

The joy of adapting a book series into a television show instead of a movie is that the episodes can not only incorporate all of the details of the books, but even expand on them. And when it came to the relationship between Charles and Sir in A Seri…
By Caitlin Gallagher

14 Modern Refs In 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'

A Series of Unfortunate Events isn't set in a clear time and place. The Baudelaire children are American, but they exist in a fictional realm. Yet, that didn't stop the Netflix adaptation from having pop culture references in A Series of Unfortunate …
By Caitlin Gallagher

'ASOUE's Violet Wants To Be A Role Model

Back in the early 2000s, A Series of Unfortunate Events took the literary world by storm with enthralling tales of mystery and danger. The children’s series, penned by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, followed the misadventures of V…
By Dana Getz

Decoding The Dialogue In 'ASOUE'

In A Series Of Unfortunate Events, the Baudelaire children discover that their parents used to develop secret codes, but that is no secret to fans of Lemony Snicket's books. One of those furtive communication techniques is Sebald Code, and the latest…
By Leah Thomas

13 Meta Moments In 'Series Of Unfortunate Events'

There's no such thing as a fourth wall in A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Not only is the Netflix series' narrator, Lemony Snicket, constantly reminding you that what you're witnessing is a television program, but he actively warns viewers against wa…
By Jack O'Keeffe

The 'ASOUE' Cast Explains Its Timeless Appeal

Daniel Handler's fictional universe that he created under the nom de plum Lemony Snicket is in many ways a satire of adulthood and what it means to grow up. A Series Of Unfortunate Events is simultaneously zany and sophisticated. It treats its young …
By Leah Thomas

Gustav Plays A Big Role In 'ASOUE'

While Netflix's new A Series Of Unfortunate Events adaptation has remained tonally and emotionally faithful to its source materials, the show's plot strays at certain points from the original Lemony Snicket books. One of these liberties is the increa…
By Loretta Donelan

'ASOUE's Jacquelyn Is A Truly Special Character

If you're like me, watching Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events might compel you to revisit the original Lemony Snicket books, both for nostalgic purposes and to resolve some questions. After meeting Mr. Poe's mysterious assistant in "A Bad Beg…
By Loretta Donelan

The 'Unfortunate' Paltryville Fire Is Mysterious

A Series Of Unfortunate Events does not play coy when it comes to theme. The series quickly establishes its philosophy that one should always be skeptical of adults, and makes it clear that the truth can easily be twisted and demented for nefarious p…
By Jack O'Keeffe

8 Unfortunate Gifts For Lemony Snicket Fans

As a kid, I always wanted to visit the world in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I didn’t want to actually live there, of course, because the characters didn’t exactly have perfect lives. Their atmosphere was grim and depressing, but it was also weird…
By Julia Seales

Catherine O'Hara Is Already Familiar With 'ASOUE'

When A Series Of Unfortunate Events was adapted into a movie in 2004, the film focused only on the first three books of the series. Through the medium of TV though, the latest adaptation is able to cover the first four books, which means that Netflix…
By Caitlin Gallagher

When Is 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Set?

You've read the books, watched the movie and the show, but still you wonder: When is A Series of Unfortunate Events set? Lemony Snicket's writing choices lend his 13-book series a strange and timeless feel that makes tying it to a particular setting …
By Kristian Wilson

Why My Morbid Younger Self Needed Lemony Snicket

I was an odd child. Don't take my word for it; my parents will happily confirm this, insisting that my childhood fascination with the three hyenas in The Lion King over the kinder, more popular characters marked me as a weirdo from the start. My off…
By Shaun Fitzpatrick

All The Lemony Snicket Easter Eggs In 'ASOUE'

If, back in the early 2000s, you kept up with A Series Of Unfortunate Events, pouring over clues and learning secret codes to unlock the truth behind Beatrice and all of Lemony Snicket's mysteries, you're in luck. Netflix's new adaptation of the seri…
By Leah Thomas

What To Read After A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events premieres on Netflix this Friday the 13th (naturally). Perhaps you've been re-reading all thirteen of the original books to prepare for the new television show. Or perhaps you've been weeping inconsolab…
By Charlotte Ahlin

The Quagmires' Role May Grow In Netflix's 'ASOUE'

Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events is the most faithful adaptation of the book series yet, bringing the unique tone and dour tale of the Baudelaires to streaming television. While the series primarily follows the story of the orphans and their …
By Jack O'Keeffe