What Happened In 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'? A Full Recap Of The Books

Dear Reader,

I'm sorry to say that this Friday the 13th marks the release of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix (a word which here means, "the online streaming platform that is swiftly killing cable television"). If you, like me, were a morose child who enjoyed reading about other morose children in bleak situations, then you are probably familiar with A Series of Unfortunate Events and its thirteen luckless books. However, if you are simply too distressed to re-read the entire series before the Netflix show arrives, allow me to refresh your memory on the miserable lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire: here is a Revolting Recap of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

After all, you might remember that the orphans were acquainted with a Mr. Poe, but you might have forgotten about his terrible, incurable cough. Or, you might recall Violet's keen mechanical mind, but maybe you need to be reminded of the time she built a frozen waterfall climbing device out of cutlery. Or perhaps you have a faint memory of one Count Olaf, but you have repressed the full extant of his villainy and poor personal hygiene.

Unfortunately, I am here to remind you of just what happened in that sinister series, from The Bad Beginning all the way to The End.