If you've been eagerly anticipating Netflix's adaptation of Lemony Snicket's beloved novels in A Series of Unfortunate Events, we have some good news: the show does the books justice and then some. The first season covers books one, two, three, and four out of the 13-part saga, leaving plenty of material left to pull from in season two. Unlike the 2004 movie, which jumbled up the plot from the first three books, Netflix's series devotes two episodes each for every one book, ensuring that the story is fleshed out and fully realized.
Not only does the show nail the storylines, but Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and newcomers Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes as Violet and Klaus Baudelaire are exceptional, and the rest of the cast is equally overflowing with talent. Between their performances and some interesting tweaks to the original plot, fans of the novels will fall in love with the show in no time. Keep reading to get a refresh on the basic plot of each book!