A Series of Unfortunate Events: Netflix's New Trailer Suggests That Viewers 'Watch Something More Pleasant'

“If you’re interested in stories with happy endings,” Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snicket warns in the second trailer for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, “that story is streaming elsewhere.

“I would advise all our viewers,” he adds, “to watch something more pleasant instead.”

Nevertheless, we would be surprised if viewers were able to tear their eyes away from the fantastical promo that dropped Tuesday. In it, not only do we get to see Neil Patrick Harris’ wicked Count Olaf giving a hilarious new meaning to the term “carpe diem,” but we get a glimpse of the orphaned Baudelaire kids’ “very terrible childhood.”

Press PLAY on the video above to get a preview of the series (premiering Friday, Jan. 13), then hit the comments. Do you think you’ll like Harris’ Count Olaf more, less or about the same as Jim Carrey’s movie version?

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Nathan Everett says:

    Hell yeah

  2. ScottJ says:

    Looks like it could one of the best things ever.

  3. Mike R. says:

    Any idea how many books the first season covers, or is it 13 eps/ 13 books?

  4. Super-fan says:

    I can’t wait…